SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 10, 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.
"The Syrian strikes support continued advances of Kurdish forces in the northern part of the country" said U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, task force chief of staff. "Likewise, complementary strikes in Iraq that support multiple ongoing operations [by Iraqi and Kurdish forces] combine to produce ever-increasing lethal pressure on Daesh throughout both Syria and Iraq.”
Airstrikes in Syria
Bomber, fighter and attack aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four vehicles.
-- Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL excavators and two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL IED position and destroyed an ISIL excavator.
-- Near Hit in Anbar Province, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL excavator.
-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL buildings and three ISIL fighting positions.
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, Jordan, 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.