Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, September 27, 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.
Officials reported details of the strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Bomber and fighter aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL structure.
-- Near Abu Kamal, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.
-- Near Mar'a, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL staging area.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Bomber, fighter, fighter-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 20 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq:
-- Near Huwayjah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 27 ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL staging area and damaged an ISIL artillery piece.
-- Near Hit, five airstrikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle-borne bomb facility, an ISIL command and control facility, and an ISIL headquarters.
-- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.
-- Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL armored vehicle, and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
-- Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL buildings and denied terrain to ISIL forces.
-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL armored vehicles.
-- Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL mortar tubes, an ISIL fighting position, and 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, 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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