U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Dec 13-15 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 13-15 using fighter, bomber, attack, and remotely-piloted aircraft against the ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, eight airstrikes near Kobani destroyed nine ISIS fighting positions, two ISIS buildings, two ISIS staging positions and also struck another ISIS fighting position. Near abu-Kamal, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
In Iraq, three airstrikes near Mosul destroyed an ISIS fighting position and struck three tactical ISIS units and suppressed an ISIS heavy machine gun position. Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS compound and struck a second ISIS compound. Near Hit, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS vehicle, a trailer and an excavator. Near al-Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS excavator. Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck two ISIS vehicles. Near Samarra, an airstrike stuck a tactical ISIS unit. Near Kirkuk, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS vehicle and bunker and struck an ISIS tactical unit.
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 ISISF 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.