Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq
Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Releases
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 6, 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
-Near Al Hasakah, four airstrikes struck two large and two small ISIL tactical units, destroying six ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL armored personnel carrier.
-Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, two ISIL anti-tank weapons and ISIL improvised explosive device manufacturing material.
Airstrikes in Iraq
-Near Baghdadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL motorcycle.
-Near Bayji, three airstrikes destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and an ISIL armored vehicle.
-Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
-Near Haditha, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-Near Makhmur, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle.
-Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL mortar position, destroying an ISIL weapons cache.
-Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL staging area, destroying three ISIL buildings, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL improvised explosive device.
-Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL sniper position, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
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.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.