Coalition Airstrikes Target ISIL Units in Iraq, Syria
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 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 July 10, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, 12 airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and nine other ISIL tactical units destroying four ISIL vehicles, 11 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL resupply positions and an ISIL excavator.
-- Near Raqqah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL structure and destroyed an ISIL excavator.
-- Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units destroying an ISIL vehicle an ISIL mortar position, five ISIL bunkers and an ISIL fighting position.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Bayji, one airstrike destroyed one ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit destroying an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL recoilless rifle.
-- Near Habbaniyah, four airstrikes struck two ISIL large tactical units and two ISIL tactical units destroying an ISIL excavator, two ISIL vehicles, six ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL boat, two ISIL mortar systems and an ISIL armored personnel carrier.
-- Near Haditha, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Makhmur, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units.
-- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, an ISIL rocket position and 11 ISIL staging areas and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun.
-- Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL buildings.
-- Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL heavy machine gun position and 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, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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