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Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 21, 2015 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, using bomber aircraft to conduct an airstrike, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Separately, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted five airstrikes using attack and fighter aircraft against ISIL terrorists in Iraq.

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.

Airstrike in Syria

-- Near Kobani, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

Airstrikes in Iraq

-- Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed six ISIL boats.

-- Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five ISIL buildings.

All aircraft returned to base safely.

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.

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