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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, October 4, 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 yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter, bomber, ground-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted six airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL structures, two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL motorcycle.

-- Near Raqqah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Mara, a strike destroyed an ISIL excavator.

-- Near Washiyah, a strike damaged an ISIL excavator.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Bomber, fighter, attack and fighter-attack aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

-- Near Baghdadi, a strike struck an ISIL pontoon bridge.

-- Near Huwayjah, two strikes suppressed ISIL mortar fire and an ISIL mortar position.

-- Near Fallujah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL rocket-propelled grenade.

-- Near Kirkuk, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Ramadi, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb, an ISIL tactical vehicle and six ISIL fighting positions, breached two ISIL obstacles, and denied ISIL access to terrain.

-- Near Sinjar, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed a heavy machine gun and two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and two ISIL fighting positions.

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

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