U.S. and partner-nation military forces attacked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in Syria and Iraq today, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Fighter and bomber aircraft conducted six airstrikes in Syria, and fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Iraq, officials said.
The strikes in Syria, all near Kobani, destroyed seven ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS building and also struck an ISIS tactical unit.
In Iraq, two strikes near Tal Afar destroyed an ISIS excavator and an ISIS vehicle. Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck two ISIS vehicles and an ISIS tactical unit. An airstrike near Ramadi struck an ISIS tactical unit.
All aircraft returned to base safely, officials said, noting that airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
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, 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, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.