June 14, 2015
Release # 20150614
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
and Iraq June 13. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted one
airstrike using fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military
forces conducted 12 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of
Defense using attack, fighter and bomber aircraft against ISIL
“The Coalition is applying a deliberate approach to
targeting Daesh vehicles and weapons in Iraq and Syria,” said Col. Wayne
Marotto, CJTF-OIR chief of public affairs. “We are also striking Daesh
units whenever they expose themselves away from their hides among the
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Aleppo, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
Near Baghdadi, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL staging position.
Near Bayji, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar positon.
Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck two ISIL staging areas and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage.
Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit,
destroying two ISIL excavators, two ISIL buildings, two ISIL heavy
machine guns, an ISIL rocket propelled grenade and an ISIL tunnel
Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck an ISIL
rocket firing position and land features denying ISIL a tactical
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
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.