U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Separately, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted 17 airstrikes against ISIS terrorists in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft, officials reported.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
— Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck three large ISIS tactical units, five ISIS tactical units and destroyed six ISIS staging areas and an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Dayr as Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIS checkpoint.
Airstrikes in Iraq
— Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS mortar position and one ISIS fighting position.
— Near Huwayjah, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
— Near Al Rutbah, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
— Near Kirkuk, three airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS vehicle, an ISIS tactical vehicle, one ISIS bunker, and three ISIS earth movers.
— Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
— Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS building.
— Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS weapons storage facility.
— Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck an ISIS tactical unit, one ISIS vehicle and destroyed eight ISIS vehicles.
— Near Haditha, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS fighting position and one ISIS vehicle.
— Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS fighting position and an ISIS vehicle.
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.