July 30, 2015
Release # 20150730
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA – On July 29, coalition military forces
continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition
military forces conducted nine airstrikes using fighter-attack, fighter and
remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces
conducted 22 airstrikes coordinated with the Government of Iraq using attack,
fighter-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:
- Near Al Hasakah, eight airstrikes struck seven ISIL
tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL VBIED, six ISIL
motorcycles and two ISIL vehicles.
- Near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit
and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
- Near Haditha, eight airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical
unit, five ISIL staging areas and as ISIL command and control site and
destroyed two ISIL vehicles, three ISIL structures, an ISIL berm, an ISIL IED
belt, eight ISIL mortar systems and an ISIL fighting position.
- Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck an ISIL heavy machine
- Near Makhmur, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical
unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and three ISIL buildings.
- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit
and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL bunkers, an ISIL weapon
cache, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL light machine gun.
- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit
and destroyed an ISIL tank, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL mortar system.
- Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit
and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun and two ISIL fighting positions.
- Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit
and destroyed an ISIL vehicle 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 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