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Inherent Resolve Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Compiled from U.S. Central Command News Releases

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 3, 2014 – U.S. and partner-nation military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, and U.S. Central Command officials have provided details of airstrikes conducted from Oct. 31 through today.

In Syria:

-- Four airstrikes near Kobani struck an ISIL fighting position, a small ISIL unit and destroyed two buildings.

-- An airstrike near Dayr Az Zawr damaged an ISIL building. Ten airstrikes near Kobani struck five small ISIL units, destroyed three ISIL vehicles, suppressed or destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions and struck one ISIL building.

-- Southeast of Dayr Az Zawr, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL tank and two vehicle shelters.

In Iraq:

-- Two airstrikes near Bayji struck an ISIL fighting position, a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed five ISIL bulldozers and an ISIL dump truck involved in creating obstructions and berms.

-- Three airstrikes near Rutbah damaged an ISIL vehicle and destroyed four ISIL vehicles.

-- An airstrike near Bayji struck a small ISIL unit.

-- Southeast of Fallujah, coalition aircraft struck a small ISIL unit.

-- An airstrike southwest of the Mosul Dam destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Four airstrikes near Qaim, heavily damaged or destroyed four ISIL vehicles and struck four ISIL buildings.

All aircraft left the strike areas safely, officials said, noting that airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project power and conduct operations, Centcom officials said.

Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.

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