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Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria Saturday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 12 airstrikes Saturday and today using fighters, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists in Iraq.

In Syria, five airstrikes near Kobani destroyed seven ISIL vehicles and an ISIL building.

In Iraq, six airstrikes west of the Mosul Dam area struck two small ISIL units, damaged an ISIL building and destroyed four ISIL vehicles and an ISIL artillery piece. Three airstrikes southwest of the Mosul Dam area struck a large ISIL unit and a small ISIL unit, and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and two ISIL buildings. Three airstrikes southeast of Fallujah struck two large ISIL units, a small ISIL unit and destroyed one ISIL building.

All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, 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 power and conduct operations. Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Bahrain.

 

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