U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Nov. 3-5 using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted ten airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 3-5 using fighter, attack and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, three airstrikes conducted near Kobani struck a small ISIS unit, two ISIS fighting positions and an ISIS dump truck used to construct fighting positions. One airstrike in Syria north of Sinjar destroyed an ISIS fighting position used to launch mortar attacks and struck a small ISIS unit manning the position. In Iraq, an airstrike near Mosul destroyed ISIS-occupied buildings, to include one housing a generator used for oil production and another used to manufacture explosive devices such as IEDS and VBIEDs. Three airstrikes near Bayji struck two small ISIS units, destroyed an ISIS vehicle, an ISIS-occupied bunker and an ISIS anti-aircraft artillery piece. One airstrike near Fallujah struck a small ISIS unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle. Three airstrikes in the vicinity of Ramadi damaged an ISIS vehicle and destroyed an ISIS checkpoint. Two airstrikes north of Sinjar, Iraq, struck a small ISIS unit and destroyed an ISIS armored vehicle. 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., 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.