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Military 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. 05, 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.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike had inconclusive results.

-- Near Mar’a, six airstrikes struck five ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL mortar tube, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL weapons cache.

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

Airstrikes in Iraq

Bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 25 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:

-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike had inconclusive results.

-- Near Beiji, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL artillery piece, an ISIL building, an ISIL tunnel entrance and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike struck an ISIL sniper firing position and destroyed an ISIL building.

-- Near Haditha, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

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

-- Near Kisik, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL heavy machine gun firing position and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL light machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Ramadi, seven airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, five ISIL staging areas and destroyed an ISIL motorcycle, an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Rawah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL homemade explosives facility.

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

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Tuz, two airstrikes destroyed 48 ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles.

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 Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.