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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 24, 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 Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter, ground-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 21 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq:

-- Near Baghdadi, one strike denied ISIL access to tactical terrain.

-- Near Qaim, one strike struck an ISIL logistical facility.

-- Near Albu Hayat, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Rutbah, one strike struck an ISIL staging area.

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

-- Near Kisik, one strike suppressed ISIL mortar fire.

-- Near Mosul, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL mortar position.

-- Near Ramadi, seven strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL improvised explosive device cluster, two ISIL vehicle bombs, an ISIL vehicle, two ISIL weapon caches, an ISIL building, two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL structure and denied ISIL access to terrain.

-- Near Sinjar, three strikes struck an ISIL staging area and destroyed an ISIL headquarters building and seven ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Tal Afar, two strikes struck an ISIL vehicle bomb facility and destroyed 19 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, 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, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.