On Jan. 27, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 13 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 27, and 8 a.m., Jan. 28, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, 13 airstrikes struck 12 ISIS tactical units and an ISIS vehicle, and destroyed nine ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS staging area, and three ISIS buildings.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS buildings.
* Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS checkpoint, six ISIS shipping containers, and four ISIS fighting positions.
* Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck a large ISIS unit and destroyed six ISIS buildings and an ISIS heavy weapon.
* Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck a large ISIS unit and destroyed four ISIS vehicles.
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.