U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
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
Attack, bomber, and fighter aircraft conducted 12 airstrikes in Syria:
— Near Kobani, 10 airstrikes struck six ISIS tactical units and a large ISIS unit and destroyed 12 ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.
— Near Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS trailer.
— Near Hasakah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS mobile oil drilling rig.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted 13 airstrikes in Iraq:
— Near Asad, three airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units, a large ISIS unit and an ISIS vehicle and destroyed an ISIS improvised explosive device and two ISIS vehicles.
— Near Mosul, eight airstrikes struck three ISIS tactical units and a large ISIS unit and destroyed seven ISIS vehicles, two ISIS vehicle-borne IEDs, an ISIS bulldozer, four ISIS buildings, an ISIS artillery system, an ISIS heavy weapon system, two ISIS armored vehicles, an ISIS shipping container and an ISIS bunker.
— Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS building.
— Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck a large ISIS unit and destroyed an ISIS building and an ISIS vehicle.
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, officials said.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.