May 25, 2015
Release # 20150525
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
and Iraq between 8 a.m., May 24, and 8 a.m., May 25, local time. In
Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 airstrikes using attack,
bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq,
coalition military forces conducted 25 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi
Ministry of Defense using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
“Kurdish fighters, supported by
the Coalition, are forcing Daesh to cede territory in northern Syria at
an increasing rate,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, CJTF-OIR Chief of
Staff. “Coalition campaign activities in Syria are achieving effects on
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, seven airstrikes struck two large and four
small ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL fighting positions, an
ISIL checkpoint, an ISIL excavator, an ISIL VBIED and an ISIL vehicle.
There were no observed civilian casualties from the airstrikes. Kurdish
fighters reported an ISIL VBIED detonation which resulted in an
undetermined number of civilians injured in the area.
Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL excavator and an ISIL tank.
Near Dayr Az Zawr, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL multiple rocket launcher vehicle.
Near Baghdadi, five airstrikes struck one large and two small
ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL structures, two ISIL fighting
positions, an ISIL armored excavator, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an
Near Bayji, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL dump truck, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL tanker.
Near Fallujah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery piece and an ISIL fighting position.
Near Hit, one airstrike struck an ISIL VBIED facility.
Near Mosul, nine airstrikes struck five ISIL tactical units and
an ISIL staging area, destroying four ISIL heavy machine guns, three
ISIL buildings, an ISIL armored vehicle, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL
Near Ramadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL vehicle.
Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units,
destroying two ISIL buildings, two ISIL heavy machine guns and an ISIL
Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes
struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL vehicle, destroying two ISIL
buildings, two ISIL heavy machine guns and two ISIL mortar systems.
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.