U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, Jan. 8, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq, Jan. 8, using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 8, and 8 a.m., Jan. 9, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck an ISIS fighting position and two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS building and seven ISIS fighting positions.
* Near Al Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS bunker.
* Near Al Asad, two airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit and a large ISIS unit and destroyed two ISIS vehicles.
* Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position, an ISIS vehicle, and an ISIS heavy weapon.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIS building and 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.