U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Officials provided details of airstrikes conducted Dec. 15 through today.
Airstrikes in Syria
In Syria, five airstrikes near Kobani destroyed an ISIS building, an ISIS staging area, an ISIS bunker, and an ISIS mortar and struck two ISIS tactical units, two additional buildings and two ISIS fighting positions. Near Abu Kamal, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Separately, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted 61 airstrikes in Iraq using fighter, bomber, attack, and remotely-piloted aircraft:
– Eight airstrikes near Mosul destroyed two ISIS heavy machine guns, three ISIS buildings, one ISIS mortar position, one ISIS bulldozer and an ISIS bunker and also struck a large ISIS unit and an ISIS tactical unit;
– Two airstrikes near Tal-Afar destroyed an ISIS building and three ISIS bridges and also struck an ISIS tactical unit;
– Two airstrikes near Sinjar destroyed two ISIS vehicles, two ISIS guard towers, three ISIS containers and one ISIS storage container;
– An airstrike near Hit destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle and an excavator;
– An airstrike near Rawa destroyed an ISIS building and a storage container;
– An airstrike near Irbil destroyed an ISIS vehicle and struck an ISIS tactical unit;
– An airstrike near Ramadi destroyed an ISIS building; and
– An additional 45 strikes were conducted in support of the Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces operating in the region. Precision airstrikes from 15 coalition aircraft destroyed approximately 50 targets, to include bulldozers, vehicles, checkpoints, enemy fighting positions, enemy fighters, and equipment.
All aircraft returned to base safely. 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.