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June 14: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED June 14, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

June 14, 2015

Release # 20150614
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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 terrorists.

“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 civilian population.”

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

Syria

Near Aleppo, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

Iraq

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 system.

Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck an ISIL rocket firing position and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage.

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.