U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists yesterday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four airstrikes in Syria, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
Separately, officials said, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted seven airstrikes yesterday and today using fighters, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists in Iraq.
In Syria, four airstrikes near Kobani destroyed five ISIL vehicles and an ISIL-occupied building.
In Iraq, three airstrikes west of the Mosul Dam area struck a small ISIL fighting unit. An airstrike southeast of Fallujah struck a large ISIL unit, destroyed an ISIL building and damaged an ISIL vehicle. An airstrike south of the Bayji Oil refinery struck ISIL fighters, and another airstrike south of Bayji struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed an improved explosive device. Finally, an airstrike east of Zumar struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed two ISIL occupied buildings.
All aircraft left the strike areas safely, and airstrike assessments are based on initial reports, officials said.
The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, 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 power and conduct operations, Centcom officials said.
Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the United States, France, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.