On Jan. 19, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, using attack, bomber, and fighter aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 19, and 8 a.m., Jan. 20, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
- Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS staging positions, five ISIS fighting positions, four ISIS vehicles, and an ISIS mortar system.
- Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS bunker.
- Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIS armored vehicles.
- Near Al Asad, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIS fighting positions and two ISIS supply caches.
- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS mortar systems.
- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck a large ISIS unit and destroyed three ISIS buildings and two ISIS heavy weapons.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
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, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.