On Jan. 11, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter, and bomber aircraft to conduct 11 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 11, and 8 a.m., Jan. 12, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
- Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck two large ISIS units and an ISIS tactical unit, and destroyed 10 ISIS fighting positions, five ISIS buildings, and two ISIS staging positions.
- Near Abu Kamal, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS excavator.
- Near Dawr az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIS oil refinery.
- Near Bayji, four airstrikes struck four ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS fighting positions.
- Near Taji, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
- Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIS armored vehicles and 10 ISIS fighting positions.
- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS vehicle.
- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS artillery system and an ISIS checkpoint.
- Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS rocket launcher and an ISIS vehicle.
- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck a large ISIS unit and destroyed two ISIS buildings.
- Near Mosul, five airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit and two large ISIS units, and destroyed four ISIS vehicles, an ISIS VBIED, two ISIS armored vehicles, an ISIS semi-truck, an ISIS mortar system, three ISIS buildings, three ISIS boats, and an ISIS tank.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
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, Syria, 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.