Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, September 24, 2015 – Yesterday, U.S. and coalition military forces 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.
Today, officials reported details of the Sept. 23 strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted four airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, two airstrikes struck separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL motorcycle.
-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Mar'a, an airstrike destroyed one ISIL towed artillery piece.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Bomber, fighter, fighter-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:
-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike destroyed 16 ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL anti-air artillery pieces.
-- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Mosul, six airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicle bomb-making facilities, an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL cache, an ISIL bunker, and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL light machine gun, and two ISIL mortar positions.
-- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed two ISIL buildings, an ISIL excavator, and three ISIL mobility obstacles.
-- Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed and ISIL light machine gun and six ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Tal Afar, one airstrike suppressed ISIL mortar fire.
Officials also announced a previously unreported Sept. 10 airstrike near Tal Afar, Iraq, which struck an ISIL tactical unit and resulted in a destroyed vehicle and the death of a senior ISIL leader.
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, 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, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
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