U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Separately, officials added, U.S. and partner-nation forces conducted three airstrikes using fighter and attack aircraft against ISIS terrorists in Iraq.
In Syria, four airstrikes near Kobani destroyed ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS building, and a large ISIS unit. In Iraq, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS fighting position south of the Baiji oil refinery. Another airstrike southeast of Mosul Dam destroyed an ISIL fighting position, and an airstrike north of Fallujah suppressed an ISIS attack.
All aircraft exited the strike areas safely, officials said, and airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
The U.S. strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS and the threat they pose to Iraq, 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 power and conduct operations, Centcom officials said.