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    Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

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    09.16.2015

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    Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve   

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 15, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted three airstrikes using fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 11 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 Mar’a, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
    • Near Abu Kamal, two airstrikes struck two ISIL oil field wellheads.

    Iraq

    • Near Al Baghdadi, one airstrike destroyed three ISIL rocket rails.
    • Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical units, and destroyed three ISIL vehicles.
    • Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL rockets.
    • Near Hit, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
    • Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
    • Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and 12 ISIL fighting positions.
    • Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL mortar tube and three ISIL fighting positions.
    • Near Sultan Abdallah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting 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 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 Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.

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    Date Taken: 09.16.2015
    Date Posted: 09.16.2015 13:05
    Story ID: 176224
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