U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
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
Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Syria:
— Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS weapons storage facility.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 21 airstrikes in Iraq:
— Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Mosul, 16 airstrikes struck two large ISIS units, two ISIS tactical units, an ISIS building, and an ISIS mortar team, and destroyed six ISIS culverts, two ISIS bridges, three ISIS buildings, an ISIS artillery system, 11 ISIS vehicles, an ISIS fighting position, six ISIS staging positions, two ISIS heavy weapons, an ISIS VBIED and four ISIS armored vehicles.
— Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck a large ISIS unit and an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS mortar position, an ISIS fighting position and an ISIS armored vehicle.
— Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS VBIED.
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, officials said.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.