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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, September 18, 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, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL cache, three ISIL fighting positions and one ISIL motorcycle.

-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Manbij, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL mortar tube.

-- Near Mar'a, an airstrike struck a large ISIL tactical unit.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:

-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike was conducted with inconclusive results.

-- Near Beiji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed one ISIL vehicle.

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

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, one ISIL heavy machine gun.

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

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

-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and one ISIL excavator.

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, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.



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