SOUTHWEST ASIA, October 20, 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 and fighter aircraft conducted two airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Raqqah, a strike struck an ISIL headquarters building.
-- Near Tal Jibbin, a strike destroyed an ISIL mortar system.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Bomber, fighter, attack, ground-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 15 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:
-- Near Kisik, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL staging area, and two ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Makhmur, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL trench.
-- Near Mosul, a strike suppressed an ISIL rocket position.
-- Near Ramadi, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings, an ISIL sniper position, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
-- Near Sinjar, eight strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 26 ISIL fighting positions, five ISIL vehicles, 10 ISIL assembly areas, and three ISIL command and control nodes.
-- Near Tal Afar, a strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
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 group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.
Coalition nations conducting strikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting strikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.