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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 13, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct two airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m. March 13, and 8 a.m. March 14, local time.

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


    * Near Kobani, one airstrike struck one ISIL tactical unit.
    * Near Al Hasakah, one airstrike struck one ISIL tactical unit and destroyed one ISIL fighting position.


    * Near Kirkuk, four airstrikes struck one large ISIL unit and two ISIL tactical units and destroyed four buildings, three ISIL machine guns, and three ISIL vehicles.
    * Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck one tactical unit, destroyed two ISIL vehicles and one structure.
    * Near Fallujah, one airstrike neutralized an ISIL rocket tube.
    * Near Rawah, one airstrike destroyed two ISIL vehicles.

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

    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 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.



    Date Taken: 03.14.2015
    Date Posted: 03.14.2015 11:53
    Story ID: 157025

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