U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, Jan. 3, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct six airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted one airstrike in Iraq, Jan. 3, using fighter aircraft against ISIS terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 3, and 8 a.m., Jan. 4, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS fighting position and destroyed three ISIS vehicles, four ISIS buildings, three ISIS fighting positions, and two ISIS staging areas.
* Near Mosul, one airstrike struck an ISIS tactical 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.