U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Nov. 26-28 using bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct two airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted thirteen airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 26-28 using fighter, attack, and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, an airstrike near Kobani struck an ISIS fighting position and an ISIS staging area. Near Aleppo, an airstrike struck a tactical ISIS unit.
In Iraq, five airstrikes near Kirkuk destroyed five ISIS bunkers, four ISIS vehicles, a bulldozer and an ISIS fighting position and also struck a large ISIS unit and four tactical ISIS units. Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed five ISIS vehicles and a heavy weapon, and also struck two ISIS units. Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck a tactical ISIS unit. Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike destroyed seven ISIS vehicles. Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck a tactical ISIS unit. Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed a fighting position and an armored vehicle. An airstrike in Baiji struck an ISIS tactical unit, an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS occupied building.
All aircraft returned to base 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. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.