Defense Department News

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists

Dec. 30, 2014

U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq today, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

In Syria, six fighter aircraft airstrikes near Kobani destroyed three ISIL buildings, damaged another ISIL building and struck an ISIL tactical unit. A fighter strike near Dayz ar Zawr destroyed an ISIL shipping container.

Eight airstrikes in Iraq used fighter, remotely piloted and attack aircraft:

-- Near Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed four ISIL excavators and two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Fallujah, three airstrikes destroyed four ISIL buildings and three ISIL tactical vehicles and struck an ISIL tactical unit and a large ISIL unit.

-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Bayji, an airstrike struck two ISIL buildings.

-- Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL tactical vehicles and two ISIL checkpoints and struck an ISIL tactical unit.

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, officials said, noting that airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.