U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in Syria Saturday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 12 airstrikes Saturday and today using fighters, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists in Iraq.
In Syria, five airstrikes near Kobani destroyed seven ISIS vehicles and an ISIS building.
In Iraq, six airstrikes west of the Mosul Dam area struck two small ISIS units, damaged an ISIS building and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and an ISIS artillery piece. Three airstrikes southwest of the Mosul Dam area struck a large ISIS unit and a small ISIS unit, and destroyed two ISIS vehicles and two ISIS buildings. Three airstrikes southeast of Fallujah struck two large ISIS units, a small ISIS unit and destroyed one ISIS building.
All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS 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 power and conduct operations. Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Bahrain.
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