U.S military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Nov. 14-17 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct eleven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 20 airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 14-17 using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, nine airstrikes near Kobani destroyed seven ISIS fighting positions, suppressed another ISIS fighting position, destroyed four ISIS staging areas, and struck one tactical ISIS unit. Two airstrikes near Dayr Az Zawr struck an ISIS crude oil collection facility and destroyed one ISIS tank.
In Iraq, four airstrikes near Ar Rutbah destroyed nine ISIS trucks, two ISIS excavators and one ISIS front-loader, and damaged one ISIS vehicle. Three airstrikes near Fallujah destroyed two ISIS vehicles, one ISIS bulldozer and one ISIS front-loader. One airstrike southwest of Mosul Dam destroyed one ISIS bulldozer and struck one tactical ISIS unit. Two airstrikes west of Mosul struck two ISIS tactical units and destroyed one ISIS vehicle and an ISIS fighting position. Three airstrikes near Kirkuk struck one tactical ISIS unit, and damaged one ISIS tank and destroyed another. One airstrike southwest of Al Qaim destroyed one ISIS vehicle. One airstrike in Tel Afar struck one tactical ISIS unit. Five airstrikes near Baiji struck two tactical ISIS units and one large ISIS unit and destroyed one ISIS tank, one ISIS vehicle, and four ISIS fighting positions.
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All aircraft returned to base 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, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.