U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Nov. 21-24 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted fifteen airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 21-24 using fighter, attack, bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, seven airstrikes near Kobani destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and two ISIS staging areas, damaged another ISIS staging area and suppressed four ISIS fighting positions. Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes struck an ISIS headquarters building.
In Iraq, five airstrikes near Mosul destroyed an ISIS checkpoint, three ISIS HMMWVs, a large ISIS unit, two tactical ISIS units and a heavy weapon. Near al-Asad, two airstrikes destroyed a mortar position, a ISIS artillery piece, an ISIS vehicle and a tactical ISIS unit and damaged an ISIS-occupied building and an ISIS vehicle. Near Baghdad, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS-occupied building, three ISIS vehicles, an ISIS HMMWV and two tactical ISIS units, one of which was emplacing IEDs. Near Ramadi, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIS vehicles. Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes suppressed a mortar position. Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIS obstruction near Fallujah Dam. Near Hit, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
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 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. 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.