U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in Syria and Iraq over the last three days, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.
Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft have conducted eight airstrikes in Syria since Nov. 5, officials said. Seven strikes near Kobani struck three small ISIS units, seven ISIS fighting positions and destroyed an ISIS artillery piece, and an airstrike near Tal Abyad destroyed an ISIS weapons stockpile.
Meanwhile, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft have conducted six airstrikes in Iraq since Nov. 5. A strike near Fallujah destroyed two ISIS bulldozers that were building obstructions. An airstrike near Baiji struck a small ISIS unit and damaged an ISIS building.
Also in Iraq, two airstrikes near Ramadi destroyed an ISIS vehicle, a strike southeast of Fallujah struck a small ISIS unit and destroyed two ISIS vehicles, and a strike northwest of Haditha destroyed four ISIS vehicles.
Operation Inherent Resolve
All aircraft left the strike areas safely, officials said, noting that airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS 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 power and conduct operations, Centcom 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.