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Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 2, 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, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter and bomber aircraft conducted four airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.

-- Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL bunker.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Iraq:

-- Near Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL boats and two ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL checkpoints and fighting positions.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position, two ISIL vehicles and two ISIL pieces of engineer equipment.

-- Near Rawah, an airstrike struck an ISIL compound.

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, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

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