April 28, 2015
Release # 20150428
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
and Iraq between 8 a.m., April 27, and 8 a.m., April 28, local time. In
Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four airstrikes using attack
and fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces
conducted 16 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using
attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL fighting positions, destroying an ISIL armored vehicle.
Near Kobani, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
Near Al Huwayjah, two airstrikes struck two ISIL staging areas.
Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units,
destroying two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL warehouses and an ISIL
Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck two ISIL
tactical units, destroying two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL
VBIEDs, an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
Near Mosul, five airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and two
ISIL checkpoints, destroying two ISIL excavators, an ISIL fighting
position and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.
Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL fighting position.
Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical
units, destroying an ISIL excavator, an ISIL building and an ISIL
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 U.S.