On Jan. 12, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 12, and 8 a.m., Jan. 13, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, three airstrikes destroyed five ISIS fighting positions.
* Near Dawr Az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS tank.
* Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS building.
* Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Mosul, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIS tactical unit, two ISIS bunkers, an ISIS heavy machine gun, two ISIS mortar positions, an ISIS armored vehicle and an ISIS excavator.
* Near Baghdad, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS tactical unit and struck another, destroyed an ISIS fighting position and two ISIS heavy machine guns.
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.