Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 30, 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
Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted six airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Al Hasakah, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL mortar system.
-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Kobani, one airstrike destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Baghdadi, two airstrikes struck three ISIL command and control facilities.
-- Near Bayji, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Hit, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL flatbed truck and an ISIL armored personnel carrier.
-- Near Kirkuk, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL mortar systems and two ISIL buildings.
-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Ramadi, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun.
-- Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL staging area, destroying three ISIL heavy machine guns, three ISIL buildings and an ISIL mortar system.
-- Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units, destroying two ISIL heavy machine guns, two ISIL mortar systems and an ISIL fighting position.
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, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.