SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 6, 2015 —
U.S. and partner-nation 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 provided details on airstrikes that occurred between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Fighter and bomber aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Kobani, eight airstrikes destroyed 13 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL building and damaged an ISIL building.
-- Near Dawr az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL tanks.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Remotely piloted and attack aircraft conducted two airstrikes in Iraq:
-- Near Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL vehicle and damaged an ISIL vehicle.
Part of 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, the region and the wider international community.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.