On Jan. 31, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct eight airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted 26 airstrikes in Iraq, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 31, and 8 a.m., Feb. 1, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, seven airstrikes struck an ISIS staging area and four ISIS tactical units and destroyed five ISIS fighting positions.
* Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Al Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
* Near Hit, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Kirkuk, 19 airstrikes struck four large ISIS units and 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed eight ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS staging position, eight ISIS vehicles, two ISIS armored vehicles, an ISIS building, and an ISIS tank.
* Near Mahkmur, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS buildings, an ISIS heavy weapon, an ISIS shipping container, and an ISIS modular structure.
* Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
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.