Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 1, 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.
Coalition forces conducted an airstrike today to successfully destroy an ISIL staging area facility near Mosul, Iraq, officials said.
Officials also reported details of strikes that took place yesterday, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Fighter-attack, attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, five airstrikes struck two ISIL large tactical unit and three ISIL small tactical units and destroyed four ISIL motorcycles and an ISIL resupply area.
-- Near Aleppo, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL buildings and two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck two ISIL large tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 19 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:
-- Near Qaim, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL recoilless rifle.
-- Near Haditha, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL sniper position.
-- Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Mosul, six airstrikes struck five ISIL staging areas and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Ramadi, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL mortar system, three ISIL vehicles and ISIL bomb materials.
-- Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and two ISIL light machine gun positions and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun and three ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun and an ISIL fighting position.
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 and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, 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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