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Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, March 21, 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 reported details of the latest strikes, 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

Bomber aircraft conducted three airstrikes near Kobani, destroying nine ISIL fighting positions, one ISIL vehicle, one large ISIL machine gun, and one ISIL machine gun.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq:

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed one ISIL storage facility and neutralized one ISIL rocket site, one ISIL RPG position, one ISIL large machine gun, and one ISIL mortar.

-- Near Kirkuk, one airstrike destroyed one ISIL fighting position, one ISIL tank and one ISIL excavator.

-- Near Hit in Anbar Province, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Ramadi, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL building.

-- Near Taji, one airstrike destroyed two ISIL armored vehicles.

-- Near Beiji, one airstrike destroyed two tactical units.

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. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the 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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