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Anti-ISIL Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 4, 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 strikes that took place yesterday, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:

-- Near Huwayjah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL checkpoints.

-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Haditha, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL machine guns.

-- Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL rocket launcher, an ISIL tank, an ISIL vehicle, two ISIL excavators, an ISIL bunker and an ISIL observation post.

-- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL roadside bombs and an ISIL supply trailer.

-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, three ISIL light machine guns and five ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed 11 ISIL bunkers, three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL light machine gun and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Tuz, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar position.

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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