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Nov. 3: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By U.S. Central Command News Release

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Nov. 3, 2014 — November 3, 2014
Release #20141103

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 3, 2014 — U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Sunday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq Sunday and today using fighter, bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

In Syria, four airstrikes conducted near Kobani that struck an ISIL fighting position, a small ISIL unit and destroyed two buildings. One airstrike near Dayr Az Zawr damaged an ISIL building. In Iraq, two airstrikes near Bayji struck an ISIL fighting position, a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle. Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed five ISIL bulldozers and one ISIL dump truck involved in creating obstructions and berms. Three airstrikes near Ar Rutbah damaged one ISIL vehicle and destroyed four ISIL vehicles. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, 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 power and conduct operations. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.