U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, November 15, 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.
Strikes in Syria
Fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted six strikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Raqqah, one strike produced inconclusive results.
-- Near Mara, one strike destroyed an ISIL improvised explosive device cluster, an ISIL fighting position and two ISIL defensive berms.
-- Near Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint and wounded an ISIL fighter.
-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike struck an ISIL cash distribution site.
Strikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 12 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:
-- Near Kisik, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL mortar system, suppressed an ISIL light machine gun, and wounded an ISIL fighter.
-- Near Mosul, one strike suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun.
-- Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Ramadi, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL cache, two ISIL buildings, an ISIL vehicle-borne bomb and an ISIL command and control node and denied ISIL access to terrain.
-- Near Sinjar, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units, destroyed three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL fighting position, and wounded an ISIL fighter.
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 that have conducted strikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Syria include Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.
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