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Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 27, 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 and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, 10 airstrikes struck four ISIL large tactical units and five ISIL small tactical units and destroyed 15 ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Aleppo, an airstrike struck an ISIL mortar system and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL motorcycle and an ISIL vehicle.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker.

-- Near Rutbah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL structure.

-- Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL tank.

-- Near Ramadi, four airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and three ISIL small tactical units and destroyed an ISIL excavator, 13 ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL rocket-propelled grenade and an ISIL structure.

-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL staging area and an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and 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, 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 the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.