U.S. military forces continued to attack terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct six airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq yesterday and today using fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, four airstrikes near Kobani destroyed ISIS fighting positions, an ISIS vehicle, and an ISIS command and control center. East of Dawr Az Zawr, two airstrikes destroyed ISIS oil holding tanks, Centcom officials said.
In Iraq, four airstrikes south of the Mosul Dam struck four small ISIS units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle. South of Baiji, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS fighting position. Three airstrikes south of Fallujah destroyed an ISIS building and struck a large ISIS unit. Finally, near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS training facility.
All aircraft departed 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.