U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Dec. 24 using fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct ten airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 24 using fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft against the ISIS terrorists.
The following is a summary of those strikes:
* Near Kobani, eight airstrikes destroyed five ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS building, an ISIS staging position, and also struck three ISIS tactical units, an ISIS tactical vehicle and an ISIS fighting position.
* Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck a crude oil collection point.
* Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIS weapons stockpile.
* Near Al Qaim, three airstrikes destroyed eight ISIS tactical vehicles and an ISIS storage container.
* Near Sinjar, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle and struck an ISIS fighting position.
* Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS technical vehicle.
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.