Airstrikes Destroy ISIL Positions in Iraq, Syria
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
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 9, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 15 airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, seven airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and six ISIL tactical units destroying four ISIL vehicles and six ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Aleppo, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Raqqah, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL structure, an ISIL armored personnel carrier and two ISIL excavators.
-- Near Ayn Isa, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Kobani, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar position.
-- Near Tal Abyad, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL fighting position destroying three ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL structures and two ISIL vehicles.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Bayji, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Habbaniyah, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL homemade explosive cache and an ISIL VBIED.
-- Near Haditha, four airstrikes struck two ISIL large tactical units and an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL cave network and an ISIL building.
-- Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL mortar tube and an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL mortar position and an ISIL rocket position.
-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, and four ISIL staging areas destroying an ISIL light machine gun, an ISIL heavy machine gun and four ISIL buildings.
-- Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit destroying an ISIL heavy machine gun, three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL building.
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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