Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq 12 Aug

Coalition military forces conducted 10 airstrikes using bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft.

12th Aug 2015


August 11, 2015
Release # 20150811
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Aug. 10, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 airstrikes using bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 20 airstrikes coordinated with the Government of Iraq using attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.

“Anti-ISIL forces continue to engage ISIL in northern Syria, as ISIL fighters are targeted and killed by coalition airstrikes,” said Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, chief of staff, CJTF-OIR. “The cumulative effect of the airstrikes is creating a difficult environment for ISIL to conduct operations and expand its influence.”

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

Syria

· Near Al Hasakah, five airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL bunker, an ISIL structure and an ISIL armored vehicle.
· Near Aleppo, one airstrike destroyed three ISIL bunkers.
· Near Dayr Az Zawr, one airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.
· Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL mortar system supply point.

Iraq

· Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit and destroyed eight ISIL tractor trailers, four ISIL structures, two ISIL armored vehicles, two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL fuel trucks, two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL observation point.
· Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL river obstruction.
· Near Haditha, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL structure and an ISIL vehicle.
· Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle.
· Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions.
· Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and two ISIL mortar firing positions and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL vehicle.
· Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL structures, an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL weapons cache.
· Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
· Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL tunnel system.
· Near Tuz, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

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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