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U.S., Coalition Forces Continue Airstrikes Against ISIL

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, Oct. 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

Fighter, bomber, ground-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL tactical vehicles, an ISIL headquarters building, an ISIL vehicle bomb and an ISIL fighting position and wounded an ISIL fighter.

-- Near Kobani, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL headquarters building and wounded two ISIL fighters.

-- Near Abu Kamal, two strikes struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.

-- Near Hawl, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL bunker complex.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and two ISIL tactical vehicles.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Bomber, fighter, attack, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

-- Near Baghdadi, a strike struck two ISIL rocket rails.

-- Near Huwayjah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL fighting position, suppressed an ISIL mortar position and wounded three ISIL fighters.

-- Near Beiji, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache and an ISIL homemade explosive cache.

-- Near Kirkuk, a strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Kisik, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Mosul, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three heavy machine guns and four ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Ramadi, six strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL buildings, an ISIL tunnel, an ISIL tactical vehicle, an ISIL sniper position, an ISIL bunker, two ISIL mortar systems, an ISIL vehicle and two ISIL obstacles and wounded two ISIL fighters.

-- Near Sinjar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three heavy machine guns and four ISIL fighting positions.

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 Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States.