U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Dec. 28 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct eight airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted five airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 28 using fighter and attack aircraft against the ISIS terrorists.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, eight airstrikes destroyed an ISIS building, thirteen ISIS fighting positions, one ISIS heavy machine gun and struck three ISIS fighting positions and a large ISIS unit.
* Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS fighting position and struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
* Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed three ISIS guard shacks.
* Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS bunker and an ISIS 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.