U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Dec. 23 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted three airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 23 using fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft against the ISIS terrorists.
The following is a summary of those strikes:
* Near Kobani, six airstrikes destroyed seven ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS building and struck several ISIS fighting positions.
* Near Barghooth, an airstrike struck ISIS oil collection equipment.
* Near Sinjar, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS vehicle and struck a mortar and an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
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.