Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 10, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials provided details on the latest airstrikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Attack, fighter and bomber aircraft conducted 12 airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Kobani, 11 airstrikes struck two large ISIL units and an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building and 15 fighting positions.
-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL guard facilities.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Iraq:
-- Near Irbil, an airstrike struck an ISIL controlled bridge.
-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle and semi-truck.
-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region and the wider international community.
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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