U.S., Partners Continue Airstrikes Against ISIL Terrorists
Compiled from U.S. Central Command News Releases
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2014 U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft, U.S. forces conducted five airstrikes south of Kobani in Syria yesterday and today, damaging an ISIL training camp and destroying an ISIL support building and two ISIL vehicles. The strikes also hit a small ISIL unit and a large ISIL unit, officials said.
Meanwhile, Centcom continues to monitor the situation in Kobani closely, officials said, and indications are that Kurdish militia there continue to control most of the city and are holding out against ISIL.
In eight airstrikes yesterday near Kobani, U.S. and partner-nation forces destroyed five ISIL armed vehicles, an ISIL supply depot, an ISIL command and control compound, an ISIL logistics compound and eight ISIL barracks. Another barracks was damaged. Another strike, southwest of Raqqah, destroyed four ISIL armed vehicles and damaged two more, officials said.
U.S. bomber and fighter aircraft deployed to the Centcom area of operations conducted the strikes, officials said, adding that Jordan participated.
Separately, U.S. military forces used attack and fighter aircraft yesterday to conduct three airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq. An airstrike northwest of Ramadi destroyed an ISIL checkpoint, a strike in Mosul destroyed four ISIL vehicles and damaged two others, and a strike south of Kirkuk destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
All aircraft exited the strike areas safely, Centcom officials said.