U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Separately, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes against ISIS terrorists in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft, officials reported.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
— Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units.
— Near Al Hasakah, two airstrikes struck multiple ISIS oil pump jacks and destroyed four ISIS mobile drilling rigs.
— Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed three ISIS vehicles and an ISIS building.
Airstrikes in Iraq
— Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck an ISIS large tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS armored vehicles, an ISIS front end loader and an ISIS building.
— Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units, an ISIS bridge and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
All aircraft returned to base safely.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIS terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to project terror and conduct operations.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.