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, fighter and bomber aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Syria:
— Near Raqqah, two airstrikes destroyed four ISIS armored vehicles.
— Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS staging position.
— Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck and destroyed multiple ISIS storage and staging facilities.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq:
— Near Asad, five airstrikes struck four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, an ISIS checkpoint and an ISIS armored earth mover.
— Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed three ISIS fighting positions.
— Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS buildings.
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.