July 28, 2015
Release # 20150728
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA – On July 27, coalition military forces
continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition
military forces conducted nine airstrikes using fighter, fighter-attack, bomber
and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces
conducted 23 airstrikes coordinated with the Government of Iraq using attack,
fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.
“Coalition forces in coordination with the GoI continue to
strike Daesh in multiple locations throughout Iraq and Syria daily,” said Col
Wayne Marotto, CJTF-OIR chief of public affairs. “Our 20 airstrikes in Ramadi
over the past four days are assisting the Iraqi Security Forces to isolate the
city and degrade Daesh’s ability to maneuver their forces.”
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against
ISIL since the last press release:
-Near Al Hasakah, seven airstrikes struck five ISIL tactical
units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL staging position, an
ISIL bunker, an ISIL motorcycle and an ISIL structure.
-Near Aleppo, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units
and destroyed an ISIL vehicle, seven ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL
-Near Al Qaim, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit
and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.
-Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units
and terrain denying ISIL a tactical advantage and destroyed two ISIL buildings.
-Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike struck an ISIL large
tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL structures.
-Near Haditha, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit
and destroyed two ISIL structures.
-Near Makhmur, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical
units and destroyed 19 ISIL fighting positions, 10 ISIL tunnels and three ISIL
-Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units
and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
-Near Ramadi, six airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units
and destroyed an ISIL excavator, two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL resupply
truck, an ISIL mortar position, an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery weapon, an ISIL
vehicle and an ISIL structure.
-Near Sinjar, five airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical
units and two ISIL staging areas and destroyed an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL heavy
machine gun, five ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL light machine gun.
-Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL staging area.
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