U.S and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Nov. 12-14 using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 19 airstrikes against ISIS and one U.S. airstrike against a network of veteran al Qaeda operatives, sometimes called the “Khorasan Group.” Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 12-14 using attack, bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, 17 airstrikes conducted near Kobani struck 10 ISIS units, destroyed ten fighting positions, an ISIS building, two ISIS vehicles, and an ISIS motorcycle. An airstrike east of Ar Raqqah destroyed an ISIS training camp. Another airstrike east of Dayr Az Zawr destroyed an ISIS oil collection point. Finally, in northwest Syria west of Aleppo, a U.S. airstrike struck terrorists associated with a network of veteran Al Qaeda operatives, sometimes called the “Khorasan Group,” who are plotting external attacks against the United States and our allies.
In Iraq, airstrikes south of Kirkuk struck four small ISIS units and an ISIS vehicle. Two airstrikes west of Kirkuk struck two small ISIS units, destroyed an ISIS heavy machine gun, an ISIS weapons bunker, and an ISIS vehicle. One airstrike west of Taji destroyed three ISIS vehicles. Two airstrikes near Ar Rutbah destroyed 13 ISIS vehicles and two ISIS excavators. Three airstrikes near Baiji struck two small ISIS units and destroyed one ISIS vehicle. An airstrike near Fallujah struck a large ISIS unit. Finally, one airstrike east of Mosul, Iraq, destroyed one small ISIS unit.
All aircraft returned to base safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
The strikes against ISIS 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. 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.