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Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 3, 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, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL motorcycles.

-- Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions.

Airstrikes in Iraq

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

-- Near Asad, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, and destroyed an ISIL boat and an ISIL vehicle.

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

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL building.

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy Machine Gun.

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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