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Military Airstrikes Continue in Iraq, Syria

DoD News, Defense Media Activity

SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 11, 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, fighter and attack aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Syria:

— Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck a tactical ISIL unit and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and three ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Al Hasakah, two airstrikes struck a large and a tactical ISIL unit and destroyed four vehicles.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck one ISIL tactical unit and one ISIL rocket fire team and destroyed one excavator.

-- Near Bayji, two airstrikes destroyed seven ISIL excavators and one ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck one tactical unit, destroyed three buildings and three fighting positions.

-- Near Hit, an airstrike struck a checkpoint.

-- Near Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and a fighting position.

-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Bayji, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

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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