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    Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

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    08.15.2015

    Story by Sgt. Cody Quinn 

    Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve   

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Aug. 14, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted five airstrikes using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 15 airstrikes coordinated with the government of Iraq using attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.

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

    Syria

    • Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL excavators, an ISIL heavy machine gun, three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL bulldozer.
    • Near Aleppo, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.

    Iraq

    • Near Al Baghdadi, one airstrike destroyed three ISIL rocket rails and an ISIL weapons cache.
    • Near Bayji, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL bunker.
    • Near Fallujah, one airstrike had inconclusive results.
    • Near Haditha, three airstrikes struck an ISIL command and control facility and two ISIL staging areas.
    • Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.
    • Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.
    • Near Mosul, one airstrike destroyed six ISIL fighting positions.
    • Near Ramadi, five airstrikes struck two large and one small ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL buildings, three ISIL IEDs an ISIL truck, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL weapons cache.
    • Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

    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 and the wider international community.

    The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Iraq include Australia, 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: 08.15.2015
    Date Posted: 08.15.2015 13:04
    Story ID: 173317
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