U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Dec. 27 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct six airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 27 using fighter, attack aircraft, and remotely piloted aircraft against the ISIS terrorists.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, six airstrikes destroyed two ISIS buildings, five ISIS fighting positions, two ISIS vehicles and struck an ISIS fighting position.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS building and struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.
* Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed two ISIS technical vehicles and struck an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes struck an ISIS refinery and an ISIS tactical vehicle.
* Near Baiji, an airstrike struck three ISIS buildings.
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.