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June 4: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED June 4, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

June 4, 2015

Release # 20150604
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SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq between 8 a.m., June 3, and 8 a.m., June 4, local time. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted eight airstrikes using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

“The application of Coalition pressure on Daesh C2, logistics and tactical-level terrorists continues,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, CJTF-OIR chief of staff. “The cumulative effect of this pressure is advancing the incapacitation of Daesh systematically.”

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

Syria

Near Al Hasakah, four airstrikes struck two ISIL large tactical units, destroying seven ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.

Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying six ISIL excavators and an ISIL vehicle.

Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and two ISIL mortar positions, destroying an ISIL vehicle.

Iraq

Near Baghdadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL structure.

Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying an ISIL VBIED.

Near Mosul, one airstrike had inconclusive results.

Near Ramadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL excavator.

Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying three ISIL heavy machine guns, three ISIL buildings and two ISIL vehicles.

Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL heavy machine guns and two ISIL buildings.

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.