U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Dec. 29 using fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 12 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 29 using fighter, remotely piloted and attack aircraft against the ISIS terrorists.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, ten airstrikes destroyed eleven ISIS fighting positions, two ISIS buildings, an ISIS storage container and struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Day az Zawr, an airstrike struck several ISIS buildings.
* Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike struck several ISIS buildings.
* Near Al Asad, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIS vehicles and struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Sinjar, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
* Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIS buildings and struck a large ISIS unit.
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.