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
Six airstrikes destroyed two ISIS staging positions and nine ISIS fighting positions near Kobani.
Airstrikes in Iraq
U.S. aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Iraq:
— Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS barge and four ISIS boats;
— Near Al Qaim, an airstrike struck an ISIS building;
— Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck two ISIS mortar firing positions; and
— Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS mortar firing position and an ISIS fighting position.
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.