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
Fighter and bomber aircraft conducted two airstrikes in Syria:
— Near Hasakah, an airstrike struck multiple ISIS oil pump jacks.
— Near Kobani, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five ISIS fighting positions.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 14 airstrikes in Iraq:
— Near Asad, three airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit, and destroyed an ISIS mortar tube and an ISIS staging area.
— Near Qaim, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIS checkpoint, an ISIS bulldozer and an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS building.
— Near Kirkuk, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIS armored vehicle, an ISIS heavy machine gun, an ISIS vehicle and two excavators.
— Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit, three ISIS fighting positions and destroyed an ISIS excavator and an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS buildings and an ISIS heavy machine gun.
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.