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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Iraq, Syria

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 15, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists yesterday and today, conducting five airstrikes in Iraq and 18 airstrikes in Syria, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

In Iraq, an airstrike near Haditha Dam destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle and an ISIL guard shack. Four airstrikes near Bayji destroyed an ISIL building, an ISIL Humvee, and an ISIL machine gun, and damaged an ISIL artillery piece.

To conduct these strikes, U.S. forces used attack and fighter aircraft deployed to the Centcom area of operations, officials said.

In Syria, U.S. bomber and fighter aircraft deployed to the Centcom area of operations conducted 18 airstrikes near Kobani. The strikes destroyed multiple ISIL fighting positions, officials said, and successfully struck 16 ISIL-occupied buildings.

All aircraft departed the strike areas in Iraq and Syria safely, officials added.

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