War on Terrorism

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, October 7, 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 aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Abu Kamal, three strikes struck two separate ISIL crude oil collection points.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 20 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq:

-- Near Habbaniya, one strike destroyed two ISIL rocket rails.

-- Near Kirkuk, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL heavy machine guns and an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Kisik, three strikes suppressed two ISIL rocket positions, an ISIL mortar position and an ISIL sniper position.

-- Near Makhmur, one strike suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.

-- Near Mosul, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL heavy machine guns and three ISIL fighting positions and suppressed an ISIL rocket position and an ISIL mortar position.

-- Near Ramadi, five strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL weapons caches, two ISIL buildings, an ISIL bunker and denied ISIL access to terrain.

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

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike suppressed an ISIL rocket position.

-- Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL trench, an ISIL berm and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.

-- Near Tikrit, one strike destroyed four ISIL obstacles.

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

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