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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, Aug. 08, 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, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Bomber, attack, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted nine airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, six airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL bunkers, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL building, an ISIL motorcycle and an ISIL weapons cache.

-- Near Aleppo, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL front end loader.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL crane.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:

-- Near Baghdadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Beiji, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL vehicles and an ISIL weapons cache.

-- Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage.

-- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb.

-- Near Haditha, three airstrikes struck one large and two small ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL building and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL roadside bomb.

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.

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, 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.