Strikes Target Islamic State Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA, October 9, 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, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Fighter aircraft conducted two strikes in Syria:
— Near Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL training camp.
— Near Mar’a, one strike destroyed an ISIL mortar system.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Bomber, fighter, attack, fighter-attack, ground-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq:
— Near Beiji, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL tactical vehicles.
— Near Habbaniyah, two strikes destroyed an ISIL homemade explosives cache and an ISIL tactical vehicle.
— Near Hit, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL supply truck and an ISIL homemade explosives cache.
— Near Kisik, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL bunker.
— Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL trench and an ISIL fighting position.
— Near Ramadi, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed an ISIL building, suppressed an ISIL mortar position, denied ISIL access to tactical terrain, and damaged two ISIL obstacles.
— Near Sinjar, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
— Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.
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 strikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting strikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
SOURCE: DoD News