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Strikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, Nov. 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.

Strikes in Syria

Attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 10 strikes in Syria:

-- Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed 116 ISIL fuel trucks.

-- Near Hasakah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Hawl, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL buildings and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Raqqah, one strike struck an ISIL storage depot.

-- Near Ayn Isa, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle, an ISIL vehicle and two ISIL fighting positions and wounded an ISIL fighter.

-- Near Mara, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

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

Strikes in Iraq

Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft and rocket artillery conducted 13 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

-- Near Baghdadi, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL homemade explosives cache.

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

-- Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL building.

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

-- Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache.

-- Near Ramadi, five strikes destroyed six separate ISIL command and control nodes, damaged an ISIL building and denied ISIL access to terrain.

-- Near Sinjar, two strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL vehicles.

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 that have conducted strikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.