July 31, 2015
Release # 20150731
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA – On July 30, coalition military forces
continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition
military forces conducted 24 airstrikes using fighter-attack, fighter and
bomber aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 17
airstrikes coordinated with the Government of Iraq using attack,
fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.
“Coalition forces struck multiple Daesh targets in the
vicinity of the eastern Syria border to reduce the freedom of movement of
Daesh,” said Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, CJTF-OIR chief of staff. “These strikes
will have a profound impact on the ability of Daesh in Syria to affect
operations in Iraq, particularly in Ramadi. Denying Daesh the ability to use
these targets severely reduces their efforts to destabilize the region. These
airstrikes, combined with ground force activity throughout Iraq and northern
Syria, are increasing the pressure on ISIL.”
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against
ISIL since the last press release:
Syria Near Al
Hasakah, seven airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and five ISIL
small tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL
motorcycles, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL command and
Near Dayr Az
Zawr, 17 airstrikes struck eight ISIL staging areas, three ISIL bridges, four
ISIL checkpoints, an ISIL training area and an ISIL logistics site.
Iraq Near Al Qaim,
two airstrikes struck an ISIL staging area.
two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL
structures and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
Habbaniyah, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL fighting
position and four ISIL rocket rails.
two airstrikes destroyed five ISIL structures, an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL
weapons cache and an ISIL command and control center.
one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL anti-aircraft
artillery weapon and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL heavy
four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and terrain denying ISIL a
tactical advantage and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and two ISIL excavators.
one airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
Near Tal Afar,
one airstrike destroyed two ISIL bunkers.
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 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 airstrikes in Iraq include
Australia, 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 the