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Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, Sept. 3, 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

Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hawl, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker.

-- Near Raqqah, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL bridge.

-- Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL bunker entrances.

-- Near Mar’a, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL staging area and an ISIL vehicle.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:

-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike struck an ISIL light machine gun firing position.

-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL excavators.

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

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

-- Near Haditha, an airstrike destroyed three ISIL vehicle bombs and an ISIL excavator.

-- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL mortar tubes.

-- Near Kisik, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL bunkers.

-- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL observation tower and destroyed two ISIL checkpoints, two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings and an ISIL tank.

-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL artillery piece, an ISIL light machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.

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

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, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.