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Aug. 3: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Aug. 3, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

August 3, 2015

Release # 20150803

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Aug. 2, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted eight airstrikes using fighter, fighter-attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 21 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:

Syria

-- Near Al Hasakah, six airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and three ISIL small tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL mortar system, four ISIL bunkers and an ISIL resupply vehicle.

-- Near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL excavator.

-- Near Kobani, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar position.

Iraq

-- Near Al Huwayjah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and two ISIL small tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery weapon and an ISIL checkpoint.

-- Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings, an ISIL vehicle, three ISIL bunkers and an ISIL bridge.

-- Near Haditha, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an ISIL small tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache and four ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL staging area, an ISIL artillery piece and an ISIL vehicle and destroyed an ISIL bunker.

-- Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL motorcycle, an ISIL drone, four ISIL vehicles and an ISIL resupply truck.

-- Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.

-- Near Tal Afar, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, an ISIL mortar position and an ISIL staging area and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

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 U.S.