U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct six airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Separately, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted 12 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists, officials reported.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Jan. 28 and 8 a.m. yesterday, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
— Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck an ISIS fighting position, three ISIS tactical units, and a large ISIS unit.
— Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS crude oil collection point.
Airstrikes in Iraq
— Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
— Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
— Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS weapons storage facility.
— Near Sinjar, five airstrikes struck a large ISIS unit and destroyed 21 ISIS vehicles, four ISIS buildings, an ISIS shipping container, an ISIS modular structure, and an ISIS armored vehicle.
— Near Tal Afar, four airstrikes struck two large ISIS units and an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS bunker, an ISIS armored vehicle, an ISIS bulldozer, three ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS building, and an ISIS vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
All aircraft returned to base safely.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
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, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.