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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, February 23, 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, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 18 airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, 11 airstrikes struck 10 ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL bunker and an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.

-- Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, four ISIL tactical units, and five ISIL fighting positions and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq:

-- Near Asad, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, an ISIL fighting position and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint and an ISIL fighting position.

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

-- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike stuck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed four ISIL armored vehicles.

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, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.