U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct 12 airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Separately, officials said, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted two airstrikes in Iraq yesterday and today, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, 10 airstrikes near Kobani struck two small ISIS units and destroyed seven ISIS fighting positions and five ISIS-occupied buildings. Additionally, an ISIS headquarters building was damaged near Dayr Az Zawr, and an ISIS security building was damaged near Raqqah.
In Iraq, an airstrike near Baiji struck a small ISIS unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle, and an airstrike west of Ramadi struck an ISIS checkpoint.
All aircraft left the strike areas safely, Centcom 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, officials said.
Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.