U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Dec. 21 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct three airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted thirteen airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 21 using fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft against the ISIS terrorists.
The following is a summary of those strikes:
* Near Kobani, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIS staging position and two ISIS fighting positions and struck two ISIS fighting positions.
* Near Sinjar, four airstrikes destroyed an ISIS building, an ISIS mortar position and three ISIS tactical vehicles and struck a large ISIS unit and two ISIS tactical units.
* Near Bayji, two airstrikes destroyed three ISIS buildings and struck a large and a tactical ISIS unit.
* Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIS VBIED.
* Near Ramadi, two airstrikes destroyed three ISIS vehicles and struck a large ISIS unit and a tactical ISIS unit.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed three ISIS bunkers and struck three ISIS bunkers.
* Near Al Qaim, an airstrike struck an ISIS building.
* Near al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIS tactical vehicle.
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 ISIS terrorist group 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 terror 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.