U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in Syria Friday and today using bomber aircraft to conduct one airstrike, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 22 airstrikes Friday and today using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists in Iraq.
In Syria, one airstrike near Kobani destroyed an ISIS artillery piece. In Iraq, three airstrikes near Baiji struck a large ISIS unit, a small ISIS unit, destroyed an ISIS building, damaged an ISIS building and destroyed two ISIS fighting positions.
One airstrike southeast of the Mosul Dam struck a large ISIS unit while 10 airstrikes west of the Mosul Dam struck four small ISIS units, one large ISIS unit, destroyed an ISIS building, six ISIS fighting positions and four ISIS staging locations.
Four airstrikes near Fallujah struck two small ISIS units, destroyed an ISIS vehicle and destroyed an ISIS fighting position. Two airstrikes near Qurayat al Hajjaj struck a small ISIS unit and destroyed an ISIS building. One airstrike east of Hayy Al Arabi destroyed an ISIS building. Finally, one airstrike near Aynzalah destroyed an ISIS building.
All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS 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 power and conduct operations.
Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Bahrain.