U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, Jan. 4, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct 14 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq, Jan. 4, using fighter aircraft against ISIS terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 4, and 8 a.m., Jan. 5, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, eight airstrikes struck two large ISIS units and an ISIS fighting position and destroyed 11 ISIS fighting positions.
* Near Dawr az Zawr, six airstrikes struck five ISIS crude oil collection points and an ISIS crude oil pipeline and destroyed two ISIS armored vehicles and an ISIS shipping container.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike struck a large ISIS unit.
* Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIS excavators.
* Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck a large ISIS unit.
* Near Al Asad, two airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles.
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.