U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Thursday and today using bomber aircraft to conduct six airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted twelve airstrikes Thursday and today using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists in Iraq.
In Syria, six airstrikes near Kobani struck three ISIS units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle. In Iraq, three airstrikes southeast and west of the Mosul Dam destroyed two ISIS vehicles and an ISIS mortar position. Three airstrikes south of the Baiji Oil Refinery struck two small units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle. Two strikes near Baiji struck an ISIS training camp. Three airstrikes near Fallujah struck two small ISIS units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles. Finally, one airstrike near Zumar destroyed five ISIS buildings. All aircraft departed the strike areas 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. Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Bahrain.
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