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

Airstrikes in Syria

Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, three strikes destroyed three ISIL excavators and an ISIL bunker.

-- Near Hawl, two airstrikes struck an ISIL crude oil collection point and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL trench.

-- Near Ayn Isa, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL motorcycles and an ISIL fighting position.

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

-- Near Washiyah, an airstrike destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL bunkers, two ISIL tunnels and an ISIL front end loader.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted conducted 12 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:

-- Near Beiji, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar system.

-- Near Kisik, an airstrike struck and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Qayyarah, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL heavy machine guns.

-- Near Tuz, three airstrikes destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL weapons cache. 

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.