War on Terrorism

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, October 13, 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

Bomber aircraft conducted three strikes in Syria:

-- Near Hawl, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and two ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed an ISIL crude oil collection point.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike destroyed an ISIL crude oil collection point.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Bomber, fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

-- Near Huwayjah, two strikes struck two separate tactical units and destroyed six ISIL bunkers and two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Beiji, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Habbaniyah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache.

-- Near Mosul, a strike suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.

-- Near Ramadi, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions, six ISIL buildings, an ISIL sniper position, two separate ISIL command and control nodes, and denied ISIL access to terrain.

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

-- Near Tal Afar, a strike suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.

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 group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.
Coalition nations conducting strikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting strikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

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