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April 30: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By CJTF - Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

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April 30, 2015 — April 30, 2015

Release # 20150430
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq between 8 a.m., April 29, and 8 a.m., April 30, local time. In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six airstrikes using attack, bomber and fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 15 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

“The coalition remains undistracted in the execution of the mission, said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, CJTF-OIR Chief of Staff. “Our focus continues to be dismantling and defeating Daesh.”

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

Syria

Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck an ISIL staging area.

Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL fighting position, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL trench system.

Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL armored vehicle.

Iraq

Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL weapon system.

Near Bayji, four airstrikes struck one large and three small tactical units, destroying three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL fighting position.

Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL fighting positions.

Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL staging area, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL structure.

Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL fighting position.

Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units, destroying two ISIL excavators, an ISIL building and an ISIL fighting position.

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 United States. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and U.S.