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Published:September 16th, 2015 12:04 EST

Airstrikes Hit ISIL 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.

Airstrikes in Syria

Fighter aircraft conducted three airstrikes in Syria:

-- Near Hasakah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL armored personnel carrier.

-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 15 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with the Iraqi government:

-- Near Baghdadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.

-- Near Huwayjah, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL tunnels and an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Beiji, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed eight ISIL buildings, an ISIL roadside bomb and an ISIL carport.

-- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike destroyed three ISIL rocket rails.

-- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.

-- Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, two ISIL rocket firing positions and an ISIL mortar firing position and destroyed three ISIL berms and 14 ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL house-borne bomb, an ISIL vehicle bomb, five ISIL buildings, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL motorcycle.

-- Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting position, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL cache. 

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, 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, officials said.

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, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

http://www.defense.gov/News-Article-View/Article/617277/airstrikes-hit-isil-in-syria-iraq

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