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May 29: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED May 29, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

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 terrorists.

“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:

Syria

Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL supply cache, an ISIL weapons cache and an ISIL vehicle.

Near Kobani, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

Iraq

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.

Near Tal 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.

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.