Military airstrikes continue against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Nov. 19-21 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 23 airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 19-21 using fighter, attack, bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIS terrorists.
In Syria, six airstrikes near Kobani destroyed four ISIS staging areas, two ISIS-occupied buildings, two ISIS tactical units, and suppressed an ISIS fighting position. Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike damaged an ISIS barrack.
In Iraq, six airstrikes near Bayji destroyed three ISIS buildings, a bunker, two ISIS transport vehicles, five ISIS tactical units, an ISIS checkpoint and damaged another ISIS building. Near Sinjar, four airstrikes destroyed two ISIS barracks, an ISIS bunker and storage facility, an ISIS guard post, at least eight ISIS armored vehicles and a truck in a vehicle storage yard, as well as two tactical ISIS units. West of Kirkuk, three airstrikes destroyed five bunkers, two ISIS vehicles and an ISIS tactical unit. Near al Asad, four airstrikes destroyed four ISIS vehicles, an ISIS building, and struck three ISIS tactical units. Near Mosul, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIS guard post, an ISIS vehicle and two ISIS tactical units. Near Ramadi, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS tactical unit, while also damaging an ISIS armored vehicle and an ISIS-occupied building. Finally, in Tal Afar, an airstrike damaged an ISIS-occupied airfield.
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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 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.