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Published:August 23rd, 2015 12:07 EST
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Anti-ISIL Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

By SOP newswire3

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

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Airstrikes in Syria

Attack and fighter aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike destroyed four ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Hawl, three airstrikes struck an ISIL bunker and destroyed two ISIL excavators.

-- Near Kobani, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 22 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the government of Iraq:

-- Near Baghdadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL weapons cache.

-- Near Beiji, four airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical units and terrain features denying ISIL a tactical advantage and destroyed five ISIL buildings, two ISIL heavy machine guns and two ISIL vehicles.

-- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Haditha, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL boats, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL mortar system.

-- Near Kisik, two airstrikes struck two ISIL staging areas.

-- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, two ISIL rocket firing positions and an ISIL mortar firing position and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache.

-- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Sultan Abdallah, an airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

-- Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL mortar firing positions and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

-- Near Tuz, three airstrikes destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles and ISIL engineering equipment.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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 conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

http://www.defense.gov/News-Article-View/Article/614520/anti-isil-airstrikes-continue-in-syria-iraq

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