U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Separately, officials said, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted four airstrikes in Iraq yesterday and today, using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, four airstrikes near Kobani damaged four ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS building. In Iraq, airstrikes near Fallujah and Baiji struck small ISIS units. An airstrike near Qaim destroyed an ISIS checkpoint and an ISIS vehicle, and an airstrike north of Tikrit struck a large ISIS unit and destroyed three ISIS-occupied buildings.
All aircraft left the strike areas safely, Centcom officials said, noting that 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, officials said.
Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.