SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 24, 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.
Airstrike in Syria
In Syria, a bomber strike near Tal Abyad struck an ISIL tactical unit.
Airstrikes in Iraq
In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted eight airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft:
-- Near Beiji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL staging area.
-- Near Haditha, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Sinjar, four airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit and two ISIL staging areas, destroying three ISIL buildings.
-- Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL mortar firing position, destroying an ISIL building.
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.