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Feb. 28: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By CJTF - Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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Feb. 28, 2015 — February 28, 2015

Release # 20150228
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Feb. 27, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 9 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted 11 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 27, and 8 a.m., Feb. 28, local time.

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:

Syria

  • Near Kobani, four airstrikes destroyed two ISIL tactical units and four ISIL fighting positions.
  • Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles.
  • Near Tal Hamis, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Aleppo, one airstrike struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL HQ building.

Iraq

  • Near Al Asad, four airstrikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed one ISIL building, damaged another, and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and damaged another.
  • Near Mosul, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL mortar and an ISIL fighting position.
  • Near Fallujah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL humvee and an ISIL front end loader.
  • Near Al Huwayjah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL tactical unit.

Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.

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. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the U.S. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.