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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, September 16, 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

Fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Mar’a, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Abu Kamal, two airstrikes struck two ISIL oil field wellheads.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:

-- Near Baghdadi, an airstrike destroyed three ISIL rocket rails.

-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical units, and destroyed three ISIL vehicles.

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

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

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

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and 12 ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL motor tube and three ISIL fighting positions.

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

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, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.