Nov. 9: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Nov. 9, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

November 09, 2015
Release # 20151109-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA On Nov. 8, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes using bomber, fighter, attack, ground-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, fighter, and attack aircraft against ISIL targets.

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

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes struck an ISIL petroleum junction point and two ISIL gas and oil separation plants.
* Near Al Hasakah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED), two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL building, three ISIL fighting positions, and wounded an ISIL fighter.
* Near Al Hawl, five strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike struck an ISIL gas and oil separation plant.

* Near Albu Hayat, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Kisik, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and suppressed another fighting position.
* Near Mosul, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
* Near Ramadi, two strikes destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL building, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Sinjar, four strikes destroyed two ISIL command and control nodes, 12 ISIL fighting positions, and suppressed an ISIL rocket 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, 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.