U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Sunday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq Sunday and today using fighter, bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, four airstrikes conducted near Kobani that struck an ISIS fighting position, a small ISIS unit and destroyed two buildings. One airstrike near Dayr Az Zawr damaged an ISIS building. In Iraq, two airstrikes near Baiji struck an ISIS fighting position, a small ISIS unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle. Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck a large ISIS unit and destroyed five ISIS bulldozers and one ISIS dump truck involved in creating obstructions and berms. Three airstrikes near Ar Rutbah damaged one ISIS vehicle and destroyed four ISIS vehicles. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. 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 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., France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.