U.S. and partner-nation military forces have continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials provided details on the following 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
Fighter and bomber aircraft conducted six airstrikes in Syria:
– Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck two ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS staging area and destroyed four ISIS fighting positions.
– Near Hasakah, an airstrike struck four ISIS crude oil pumps and five ISIS crude oil well heads.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Bomber and fighter aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq:
– Near Rutbah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
– Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle-borne bomb and an ISIS vehicle.
– Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS checkpoint.
– Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
– Near Asad, an airstrike struck a large ISIS unit.
– Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
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, the region and the wider international community.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.