U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists yesterday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four airstrikes in Syria, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Separately, officials said, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted seven airstrikes yesterday and today using fighters, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists in Iraq.
In Syria, four airstrikes near Kobani destroyed five ISIS vehicles and an ISIS-occupied building.
In Iraq, three airstrikes west of the Mosul Dam area struck a small ISIS fighting unit. An airstrike southeast of Fallujah struck a large ISIS unit, destroyed an ISIS building and damaged an ISIS vehicle. An airstrike south of the Baiji Oil refinery struck ISIS fighters, and another airstrike south of Baiji struck a small ISIS unit and destroyed an improved explosive device. Finally, an airstrike east of Zumar struck a small ISIS unit and destroyed two ISIS occupied buildings.
All aircraft left the strike areas safely, and airstrike assessments are based on initial reports, officials said.
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, Centcom officials said.
Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the United States, France, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.