Yesterday, U.S. and coalition military forces 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.
Today, officials reported details of the Sept. 23 strikes,
noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted
aircraft conducted four airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, two airstrikes struck
separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL motorcycle.
-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL
tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Mar’a, an airstrike destroyed one
ISIL towed artillery piece.
Bomber, fighter, fighter-attack, and
remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the
-- Near Huwayjah, an airstrike destroyed 16
ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike destroyed
two ISIL anti-air artillery pieces.
-- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL
-- Near Mosul, six airstrikes struck an
ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicle bomb-making facilities, an
ISIL fighting position, an ISIL cache, an ISIL bunker, and suppressed an ISIL
heavy machine gun, an ISIL light machine gun, and two ISIL mortar positions.
-- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck an
ISIL tactical unit, destroyed two ISIL buildings, an ISIL excavator, and three
ISIL mobility obstacles.
-- Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck
separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed and ISIL light machine gun and six
ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Tal Afar, one airstrike suppressed
ISIL mortar fire.
Officials also announced a previously
unreported Sept. 10 airstrike near Tal Afar, Iraq, which struck an ISIL
tactical unit and resulted in a destroyed vehicle and the death of a senior
Part of Operation Inherent
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, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
and the United Arab Emirates.