SOUTHWEST ASIA, January 11, 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
Attack, fighter and bomber aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Kobani, nine airstrikes destroyed 15 ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Abu Kamal, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL shipping container, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL supply cache.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack and fighter aircraft conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq:
-- Near Irbil, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit.
-- Near Asad, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings.
-- Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and an ISIL building and destroyed an ISIL sniper firing position and an ISIL building.
-- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL armored vehicle, an ISIL tactical unit and a large ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle, five ISIL vehicles, and 21 ISIL boats.
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, officials said.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.