U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Friday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted five airstrikes in Iraq Friday and today using attack, bomber and fighter aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, five airstrikes conducted near Kobani suppressed or destroyed nine ISIS fighting positions and struck one ISIS building. In Iraq, one airstrike southwest of the Mosul Dam destroyed one ISIS vehicle. Four airstrikes near Al Qaim, Iraq, heavily damaged or destroyed four ISIS vehicles and struck four ISIS buildings. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. 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. Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the U.S., France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.