U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Iraq Tuesday and today, using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces deployed bomber and fighter aircraft Tuesday and today to conduct 18 airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.
In Iraq, one airstrike near Haditha Dam destroyed one ISIS armed vehicle and one ISIS guard shack. Four airstrikes near Baiji destroyed an ISIS building, an ISIS humvee, and an ISIS machine gun, and damaged an ISIS artillery piece. To conduct these strikes, attack and fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations were employed. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
In Syria, 18 airstrikes near Kobani destroyed multiple ISIS fighting positions and successfully struck 16 ISIS occupied buildings. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. bomber and fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
The U.S. strikes were conducted as part of the President’s comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy ISIS. The destruction and degradation of ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to lead, control, project power and conduct operations.