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    Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

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    05.14.2015

    Story by Sgt. Cody Quinn 

    Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve   

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq between 8 a.m. May 13 and 8 a.m. May 14, local time. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes using attack, bomber and fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 22 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

    “Coalition airstrikes targeted Daesh terrorists and equipment near Al Hasakah, Syria,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, CJTF-OIR chief of staff. “These strikes degrade their ability to conduct operations near this city result in more and more territory being ceded to Kurdish forces.”

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

    Syria

    • Near Al Hasakah, eight airstrikes struck six ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL mortar position, an ISIL warehouse and an ISIL building.
    • Near Kobani, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL bunker, an ISIL checkpoint and an ISIL vehicle.

    Iraq

    • Near Al Asad, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and occupied land features, denying ISIL a tactical advantage and destroying an ISIL VBIED.
    • Near Al Qaim, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
    • Near Bayji, eight airstrikes struck one large and six small ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL weapons caches, three ISIL buildings, three ISIL vehicles, two ISIL structures, an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL staging point.
    • Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL excavators and an ISIL crossing point.
    • Near Mosul, six airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and two ISIL staging areas, destroying three ISIL excavators, an ISIL building, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.
    • Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL fighting position.
    • Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL building.

    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 United States. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.

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    Date Taken: 05.14.2015
    Date Posted: 05.14.2015 12:46
    Story ID: 163313
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