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Oct. 10: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Oct. 10, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 10, 2015
Release # 201510010-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA On Oct. 9, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes using fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, fighter, attack, fighter-attack, and ground-attack aircraft against ISIL targets.

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

Syria
• Near Al Hasakah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
• Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
• Near Manbij, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
• Near Mar’a, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL tactical vehicles.
• Near Palmyra, one strike destroyed an ISIL front end loader and damaged an ISIL front end loader.

Iraq
• Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL tactical vehicles and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
• Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL rocket rail.
• Near Habbaniyah, two strikes destroyed an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL building, and three ISIL rocket rails.
• Near Hit, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL home-made explosives cache.
• Near Kirkuk, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
• Near Kisik, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL fighting position, and two separate ISIL staging areas.
• Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL fighting position.
• Near Ramadi, four strikes struck two seperate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL staging area, an ISIL front end loader, an ISIL heavy machine gun, six ISIL fighting positions and denied ISIL access to terrain.
• Near Sinjar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
• Near Sultan Abdallah, three strikes destroyed an ISIL VBIED storage facility, an ISIL VBIED factory, and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.

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, Canada, 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.