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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, September 12, 2015 — U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Abu Kamal, two airstrikes struck two ISIL crude oil collection points.

-- Near Al Hasakah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL car bomb.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 22 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:

-- Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL car bomb and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Hit, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery piece and an ISIL building.

-- Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Kisik, two airstrikes struck an ISIL heavy machine gun firing position and an ISIL rocket firing position and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL armored personnel carrier and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL improvised explosive device.

-- Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, one airstrike struck an ISIL rocket firing position.

-- Near Tuz, eight airstrikes struck six ISIL tactical units and destroyed 22 ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL vehicles, one ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL ammunition cache, an ISIL light machine gun and an ISIL motorcycle.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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