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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a U.S. Central Command News Release

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TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2014 — U.S and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 7-10 using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 23 airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.

Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 18 airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 7-10 using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists, officials said.

Anti-ISIL Attacks in Syria

In Syria, 13 airstrikes conducted near Kobani struck an ISIL vehicle and five small ISIL units, and destroyed an ISIL-occupied building used as an ammunition stockpile. Also destroyed were an ISIL command and control building and seven ISIL fighting positions, while two ISIL fighting positions were damaged. Eight airstrikes southeast of Dayr Az Zawr damaged several structures of an ISIL oil collection facility which was used to trans-load oil for the black market. Two airstrikes east of Dayr Az Zawr damaged an ISIL oil collection point.

Anti-ISIL Attacks in Iraq

In Iraq, seven airstrikes near Bayji struck three small ISIL units and destroyed an ISIL sniper position and two ISIL vehicles, one of which was used for construction. Three airstrikes in Fallujah struck two small ISIL units and ISIL fighters who were emplacing an improvised explosive device on a road, as well as destroying an ISIL vehicle mounted with an anti-aircraft gun.

Three airstrikes near Mosul struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL armed truck and a vehicle convoy consisting of 10 ISIL armed trucks. Two airstrikes near Al Qaim destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle and two ISIL checkpoints. An airstrike 32 miles southwest of Haditha destroyed two ISIL Humvees. An airstrike near Ramadi struck a small ISIL unit. An airstrike in Ar Rutbah destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.

All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, 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 power and conduct operations.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.