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 six airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Separately, officials added, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 12 airstrikes yesterday and today using fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists in Iraq.
In Syria, six airstrikes near Kobani destroyed ISIS fighting positions, two ISIS vehicles, an ISIS building and an ISIS logistical center.
In Iraq, 12 airstrikes took place in the vicinity of Mosul Dam, destroying a large ISIS unit, an ISIS mortar launching position, three ISIS vehicles and multiple ISIS fighting positions.
All aircraft exited the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation 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, Centcom officials said.