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
Fighter aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Syria:
— Near Hasakah, an airstrike struck multiple ISIS oil pump jacks.
— Near Kobani, two airstrikes destroyed six ISIS fighting positions.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Fighter, attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 12 airstrikes in Iraq:
— Near Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIS mortar position.
— Near Kirkuk, three airstrikes struck an ISIS large tactical unit and an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS heavy machine guns, six ISIS buildings, an ISIS vehicle, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, an ISIS bulldozer and an ISIS trailer.
— Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIS large tactical unit, an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS staging area and destroyed two ISIS bulldozers, two ISIS vehicles, an ISIS armored vehicle, an ISIS building and an ISIS heavy machine gun.
— Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck ISIS earthen berms used to control water.
— Near Makhmur, an airstrike struck an ISIS large tactical unit.
— Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIS large tactical unit.
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, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.