War on Terrorism

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq



From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, November 8, 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.

Strikes in Syria

Bomber, fighter, attack, ground-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 12 strikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Hawl, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 16 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Mar’a, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and wounded an ISIL fighter.

-- Near Washiya, one strike destroyed an ISIL supply cache and damaged an ISIL cave.

Strikes in Iraq

Bomber, fighter, attack, ground-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 19 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

-- Near Albu Hayat, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed eight ISIL buildings and an ISIL command and control node.

-- Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL staging area.

-- Near Ramadi, four strikes destroyed an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL tactical vehicle, an ISIL building, suppressed movement of five ISIL tactical vehicles, and denied ISIL access to terrain.

-- Near Sinjar, eleven strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas, 21 ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL light machine guns, and three ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL fighting 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, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, 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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