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Oct. 24: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Oct. 24, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 24, 2015
Release # 20151024-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA On Oct. 23, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using fighter, attack, ground-attack, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.

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

Iraq
* Near Al Baghdadi, one strike denied ISIL access to tactical terrain.
* Near Al Qaim, one strike struck an ISIL logistical facility.
* Near Albu Hayat, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Ar Rutbah, one strike struck an ISIL staging area.
* Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL rocket rail.
* Near Kisik, one strike suppressed ISIL mortar fire.
* Near Mosul, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL mortar position.
* Near Ramadi, seven strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL improvised explosive device (IED) cluster, two ISIL vehicle borne IEDs (VBIED), an ISIL vehicle, two ISIL weapon caches, an ISIL building, two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL structure and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Sinjar, three strikes struck an ISIL staging area and destroyed an ISIL headquarters building and seven ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Tal Afar, two strikes struck an ISIL VBIED facility and destroyed 19 ISIL fighting positions.

Strike 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, and the wider international community.

The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations. Coalition nations which have conducted strikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. Coalition nations which have conducted strikes in Syria include Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.