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Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 7, 2014 – U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq over the last three days, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.

Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft have conducted eight airstrikes in Syria since Nov. 5, officials said. Seven strikes near Kobani struck three small ISIL units, seven ISIL fighting positions and destroyed an ISIL artillery piece, and an airstrike near Tall Abyad destroyed an ISIL weapons stockpile.

Meanwhile, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft have conducted six airstrikes in Iraq since Nov. 5. A strike near Fallujah destroyed two ISIL bulldozers that were building obstructions. An airstrike near Bayji struck a small ISIL unit and damaged an ISIL building.

Also in Iraq, two airstrikes near Ramadi destroyed an ISIL vehicle, a strike southeast of Fallujah struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, and a strike northwest of Haditha destroyed four ISIL vehicles.

Operation Inherent Resolve

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

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