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Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, October 10, 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 five airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.

-- Near Manbij, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.

-- Near Mar’a, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL tactical vehicles.

-- Near Palmyra, one strike destroyed an ISIL front end loader and damaged an ISIL front end loader.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and ground-attack aircraft conducted 20 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq:

-- Near Huwayjah, three strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL tactical vehicles and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.

-- Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL rocket rail.

-- Near Habbaniyah, two strikes destroyed an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL building, and three ISIL rocket rails.

-- Near Hit, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL home-made explosives cache.

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

-- Near Kisik, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL fighting position, and two separate ISIL staging areas.

-- Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Ramadi, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL staging area, an ISIL front end loader, an ISIL heavy machine gun, six ISIL fighting positions and denied ISIL access to terrain.

-- Near Sinjar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, three strikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb storage facility, an ISIL vehicle bomb factory, and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun 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, 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, France, Jordan, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.