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    Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq



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    Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve   

    SOUTHWEST ASIA - On March 1, U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted five airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 1, and 8 a.m., March 2, local time.

    The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:


    . Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.
    . Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL bunker.


    . Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, and destroyed three ISIL boats and two ISIL vehicles.
    . Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
    . Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL checkpoints and fighting positions.
    . Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position, two ISIL vehicles and two ISIL pieces of engineer equipment.
    . Near Rawah, an airstrike struck an ISIL compound.

    Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.

    The strikes against ISIL 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 which have conducted airstrikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom and U.S. coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and U.S.

    As a correction to the Feb. 28 press release in which a building destroyed near Aleppo was described as an ISIL Headquarters, this building was actually a headquarters for a network of veteran al Qa'ida operatives, sometimes called the "Khorasan Group," who are plotting external attacks against the United States and our allies.



    Date Taken: 03.02.2015
    Date Posted: 03.02.2015 18:31
    Story ID: 155745

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