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U.S., Partner Nations Strike ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 6, 2014 – U.S. and partner nations' military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

Separately, officials added, U.S. military forces used remotely piloted and rotary-wing aircraft to conduct three airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.

In Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIL tank near Taqba Airfield west of Raqqah, one destroyed two ISIL fighting positions south of Kobani, and another southeast of Dayr az Zawr destroyed an ISIL tank. All aircraft left the strike areas safely, officials said.

In Iraq, two strikes northeast of Fallujah struck two small ISIL units and destroyed two mortar placements and a bunker. An airstrike west of Ramadi damaged an ISIL-held building. Belgium and the United Kingdom participated in these airstrikes, Centcom officials said, and all aircraft left the strike areas safely.

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