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    Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq between 8 a.m. May 26 and 8 a.m. May 27, local time. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted seven airstrikes using attack and fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 10 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter and bomber aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

    “Peshmerga forces, enabled by the coalition, continue to repel Daesh harassing attack near Sinjar,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, CJTF-OIR chief of staff. “Daesh forces executing these attacks are repeatedly attritted in detail.”

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

    Syria

    • Near Al Hasakah, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL vehicle.
    • Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL training camp and an ISIL staging area.
    • Near Dayr Az Zawr, one airstrike destroyed two ISIL armored personnel carriers.

    Iraq

    • Near Baghdadi, one airstrike struck land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage.
    • Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying four ISIL vehicles.
    • Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL building, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.
    • Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying an ISIL armored personnel carrier.
    • Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, an ISIL headquarters and an ISIL mortar position, destroying five ISIL heavy machine guns, three ISIL buildings, an ISIL armored personnel carrier, an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery piece and an ISIL vehicle.
    • Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar position and an ISIL sniper position.

    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: 05.27.2015
    Date Posted: 05.27.2015 13:05
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