June 29, 2015
Release # 20150629
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 29, 2015 –
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined
Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m.
yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of
results are based on initial reports.
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted six airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL crane.
-- Near Hasakah, an airstrike had inconclusive results.
Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying
eight ISIL boats, three ISIL vehicles, two ISIL bunkers, an ISIL
fighting position and an ISIL mortar system.
Attack, bomber and fighter aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and land
features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Habbaniyah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL logistics compound and an ISIL staging area.
-- Near Haditha, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit.
-- Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and
three ISIL heavy machine guns, destroying four ISIL buildings.
Near Tal Afar, five airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and three
ISIL bunkers, and also struck land features to deny ISIL a tactical
advantage. Two ISIL mortar firing positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun
and an ISIL vehicle were destroyed.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
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, the region, and the wider international community. The
destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the
terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations,
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq
include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France,
Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations
conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain,
Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.