November 17th, 2015 16:31 EST
Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
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.
Strikes in Syria
Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted six strikes in Syria:
-- Near Hasakah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings, an ISIL sniper position, an ISIL machine gun position and four ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Abu Kamal, one strike struck an ISIL gas and oil separation point.
-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes struck three ISIL controlled oil facilities.
Strikes in Iraq
Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted 17 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq`s government:
-- Near Kirkuk, one strike suppressed an ISIL machine gun position.
-- Near Kisik, five strikes struck three separate tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL light machine gun and suppressed three ISIL machine gun positions.
-- Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL weapons cache.
-- Near Ramadi, five strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL sniper positions, four ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL mortar position, an ISIL artillery position and two ISIL-used roads and denied ISIL access to terrain.
-- Near Sinjar, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL headquarters and two ISIL fighting positions and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
-- Near Sultan Abdallah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and suppressed an ISIL machine gun position.
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 terrorist group`s ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.
Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
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