U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, Jan. 5, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted two airstrikes in Iraq, Jan. 5, using remotely piloted and attack aircraft against ISIS terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 5, and 8 a.m., Jan. 6, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
- Near Kobani, eight airstrikes destroyed 13 ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS building and damaged an ISIS building.
- Near Dawr az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS bunker.
- Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed two ISIS tanks.
- Near Al Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS bunker.
- Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS tactical unit, an ISIS armored vehicle and an ISIS vehicle and damaged an ISIS vehicle.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
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. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.