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
Attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:
— Near Hasakah, two airstrikes struck multiple ISIS oil pump jacks and destroyed an ISIS checkpoint.
— Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units, destroying eight ISIS fighting positions and two ISIS checkpoints.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack and fighter aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq:
— Near Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS mortar tube.
— Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit, destroying three ISIS fighting positions.
— Near Hit in Al Anbar Province, two airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit, an ISIS weapons storage and staging area, and destroyed an ISIS building.
— Near Kirkuk, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS armored vehicle.
— Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS fighting position, and destroyed three ISIS buildings.
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.