U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using fighter aircraft to conduct two airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Separately, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted four airstrikes in Iraq, using attack and fighter aircraft against ISIS terrorists, 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 staging positions and destroyed two ISIS fighting positions and one ISIS vehicle.
Airstrikes in Iraq
— Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIS firing position.
— Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck two ISIS fighting positions and destroyed an ISIS building, an ISIS bunker and an ISIS shipping container.
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.