U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct six airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Separately, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted 12 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists, officials reported.
All strikes took place between 8 a.m., yesterday, and 8 a.m., today, local time.
Airstrikes in Syria
— Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck an ISIS fighting position and destroyed eight ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS armored vehicle.
Airstrikes in Iraq
— Near Bayji, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS artillery system.
— Near Taji, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
— Near Ar Rutbah, two airstrikes struck an ISIS checkpoint and an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Baqubah, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS building, an ISIS vehicle, and an ISIS recoilless rifle system.
— Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS VBIED.
— Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS excavator.
— Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck three ISIS tactical units, two ISIS excavators, and an ISIS bunker, and destroyed an ISIS armored vehicle and an ISIS vehicle, and
— Near Baghdad, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. 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.