April 26, 2015
Release # 20150426.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
and Iraq between 8 a.m., April 25, and 8 a.m., April 26, local time. In
Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three airstrikes using
fighter and attack aircraft. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military
forces conducted 17 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense
using fighter, attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against
“The Coalition continues to degrade Daesh
military capabilities across the region,” said Col. Wayne Marotto,
CJTF-OIR Chief of Public Affairs. “By working closely with our partners
in Iraq and Syria, these strikes are contributing to their success.”
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL fighting position.
Near Dayr Az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
Near Kobani, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL fighting position.
Near Al Hawayjah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL staging areas and an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
Near Bayji, six airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units, destroying
two ISIL VBIEDs, two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL bunkers, two
ISIL structures, an ISIL mortar tube and an ISIL warehouse.
Fallujah, five airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroying an
ISIL armored personnel carrier, an ISIL dump truck, an ISIL fighting
position, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying an ISIL weapons cache and an ISIL tunnel system.
Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
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.