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June 25: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED June 25, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

June 25, 2015

Release # 20150625
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SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq June 24. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted three airstrikes using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 13 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

“Coalition aircrew legerity underpins the success of the air campaign,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, CJTF-OIR chief of staff. “Their contributions each and every day to this fight cannot be overstated.”

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:

Syria

Near Al Hasakah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.

Near Aleppo, one airstrike struck an ISIL tank.

Near Tal Abyad, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.

Iraq

Near Baghdadi, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL road.

Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL structure.

Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL bunker.

Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL fighting position and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying an ISIL vehicle.

Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck two ISIL staging areas, destroying two ISIL vehicles.

Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL staging areas and an ISIL mortar firing 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, 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 which have conducted airstrikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, 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.