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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 26, 2015 – Coalition military forces 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 yesterday, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 airstrikes in Syria:

• Near Al Hasakah, five airstrikes struck two ISIL large tactical units, two ISIL small tactical units and two ISIL fighting positions and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL command and control center, two ISIL fighting positions and three ISIL checkpoints.

• Near Aleppo, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL towed artillery piece.

• Near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

• Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and four ISIL small tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL mortar position.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 20 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

• Near Al Asad, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL structure.

• Near Al Qaim, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

• Near Habbaniyah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL mortar systems, an ISIL structure and an ISIL bridge.

• Near Haditha, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL structures.

• Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL bunkers.

• Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device factory and an ISIL mortar position and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

• Near Ramadi, five airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, two ISIL tanks and an ISIL armored personnel carrier and destroyed an ISIL road block, an ISIL armored personnel carrier, an ISIL building, two ISIL structures and an ISIL mortar position.

• Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL ammunition cache and an ISIL fighting position.

• Near Tuz, four airstrikes struck four ISIL staging areas.

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 and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, 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. 

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Related Sites:
Special Report: Operation Inherent Resolve - Targeted Operations Against ISIL Terrorists


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