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, which took place 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 remotely piloted aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Aleppo, one airstrike struck an ISIL tank.
-- Near Tal Abyad, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Baghdadi, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL road.
-- Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL structure.
-- Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL fighting position and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck two ISIL staging areas, destroying two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL staging areas and an ISIL mortar firing position.
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.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, 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.