May 29, 2015
Release # 20150529
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
and Iraq between 8 a.m., May 28, and 8 a.m., May 29, local time. In
Syria, coalition military forces conducted four airstrikes using bomber,
and fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces
conducted 20 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using
attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL
“The Coalition strikes Daesh with extreme precision,”
said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, CJTF-OIR chief of staff. “The efficient
application of weapons, the weapon-to-target-to-effect match and a
proven Coalition strike process has combined to produce devastating
effects on Daesh while at the same time gaining and maintain the trust
of our partners on the ground.”
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical
units, destroying an ISIL supply cache, an ISIL weapons cache and an
Near Kobani, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Baghdadi, three airstrikes struck an ISIL fighting position and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage.
Near Bayji, five airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and
land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying five ISIL
vehicles, two ISIL excavators, an ISIL armored personnel carrier and an
ISIL armored vehicle.
Near Fallujah, three airstrikes
struck land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying an
ISIL boat, an ISIL river crossing point and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Makhmur, three airstrikes struck an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL staging area, destroying an ISIL excavator.
Near Ramadi, one airstrike destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit
and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying five
ISIL buildings and two ISIL heavy machine guns.
Afar, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL mortar
position, destroying an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL IED, an ISIL
heavy machine gun and an ISIL mortar system.
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.