U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct four airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Separately, officials said, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq yesterday and today using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, four airstrikes near Kobani destroyed four ISIS fighting positions and a small ISIS unit.
In Iraq, two airstrikes near Fallujah destroyed a small ISIS unit and an ISIS tank. Four airstrikes near Mosul Dam destroyed a small ISIS unit, an ISIS fighting position, an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS logistics base.
Also in Iraq, an airstrike west of Baghdad destroyed an ISIS-occupied building and a small ISIS unit, a strike on an ISIS fighting emplacement near Sinjar struck destroyed six vehicles, and a strike northwest of Haditha destroyed an ISIS-occupied building used as a staging area.
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Assessments based on initial reports
All aircraft departed 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 it poses 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.
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.