U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, Jan. 1, using fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft to conduct 12 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq, Jan. 1, using fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck a large ISIS unit and an ISIS fighting position and destroyed four ISIS buildings, 10 ISIS fighting positions, and an ISIS tank.
* Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes destroyed 20 ISIS armored vehicles.
* Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS armored vehicle.
* Near Taji, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Fallujah, three airstrikes struck a large ISIS unit and two ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a mortar system, an ISIS building, and a bunker complex.
* Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS building and an ISIS fighting position.
* Near Al Qaim, three airstrikes struck an ISIS shipping container and destroyed an ISIS shipping container, a front end loader, and an armored vehicle.
* Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS weapons cache and a VBIED.
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.