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Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria Hit ISIL Tactical Positions, Equipment

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 27, 2015 — U.S. and coalition military forces 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, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck eight ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying five ISIL fighting positions and ISIL heavy machine gun.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 26 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

-- Near Asad, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Bayji, seven airstrikes struck six ISIL tactical units, destroying three ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL warehouse and an ISIL mortar system.

-- Near Fallujah, eight airstrikes struck seven ISIL tactical units, destroying five ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL mortar tubes, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, two ISIL mortar positions and an ISIL staging area.

-- Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying a recoilless rifle.

-- Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL mortar position, destroying an ISIL excavator.

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, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.