U.S and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Nov. 7-10 using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 23 airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.
Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 18 airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 7-10 using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists, officials said.
Anti-ISIS Attacks in Syria
In Syria, 13 airstrikes conducted near Kobani struck an ISIS vehicle and five small ISIS units, and destroyed an ISIS-occupied building used as an ammunition stockpile. Also destroyed were an ISIS command and control building and seven ISIS fighting positions, while two ISIS fighting positions were damaged. Eight airstrikes southeast of Dayr Az Zawr damaged several structures of an ISIS oil collection facility which was used to trans-load oil for the black market. Two airstrikes east of Dayr Az Zawr damaged an ISIS oil collection point.
Anti-ISIS Attacks in Iraq
In Iraq, seven airstrikes near Baiji struck three small ISIS units and destroyed an ISIS sniper position and two ISIS vehicles, one of which was used for construction. Three airstrikes in Fallujah struck two small ISIS units and ISIS fighters who were emplacing an improvised explosive device on a road, as well as destroying an ISIS vehicle mounted with an anti-aircraft gun.
Three airstrikes near Mosul struck a small ISIS unit and destroyed an ISIS armed truck and a vehicle convoy consisting of 10 ISIS armed trucks. Two airstrikes near Al Qaim destroyed an ISIS armored vehicle and two ISIS checkpoints. An airstrike 32 miles southwest of Haditha destroyed two ISIS Humvees. An airstrike near Ramadi struck a small ISIS unit. An airstrike in Ar Rutbah destroyed an ISIS checkpoint.
All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
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.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.