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December 4, 2015
 

Coalition airstrikes target ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA—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 Dec. 30.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
A remotely piloted aircraft conducted an airstrike near Al Hawl, which struck an ISIL tactical unit.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 13 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:
• Near Huwayjah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
• Near Habbaniyah, a strike destroyed an ISIL building.
• Near Makhmur, a strike denied ISIL access to terrain.
• Near Ramadi, five strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL command and control nodes, an ISIL staging area, and an ISIL weapons cache, damaged two ISIL command and control nodes, two ISIL buildings, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
• Near Sinjar, three strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions.
• Near Qaim, a strike struck an ISIL vehicle bomb facility.
• Near Sultan Abdallah, a strike struck inoperable Coalition equipment denying ISIL access in support of Coalition operations.
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, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.




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