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 and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 21 airstrikes in Syria:
— Near Qaim, an airstrike destroyed three ISIS armored vehicles.
— Near Raqqah, two airstrikes destroyed six ISIS armored vehicles and an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS armored vehicle.
— Near Kobani, 17 airstrikes struck 14 ISIS tactical units, a large ISIS unit and two ISIS fighting positions and destroyed six ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS staging area.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 airstrikes in Iraq:
— Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS excavator.
— Near Haditha, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
— Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS bunkers, two ISIS vehicles and an ISIS armored vehicle.
— Near Tal Afar, seven airstrikes struck a large ISIS unit and destroyed three ISIS mortar firing positions, three ISIS vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, eight ISIS armored vehicles, an ISIS checkpoint, 15 ISIS vehicles and three ISIS fighting positions.
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.