April 23, 2015
Release # 20150423
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
and Iraq between 8 a.m., April 22, and 8 a.m., April 23, local time. In
Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five airstrikes using
attack, fighter and bomber aircraft. Separately in Iraq, Coalition
military forces conducted 16 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry
of Defense using fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against
“The Coalition struck Daesh forces in nine
different locations across Iraq and Syria,” said Col. Wayne Marotto,
CJTF-OIR Chief of Public Affairs. “We are working very closely with our
partners to find and strike Daesh with precision fires.”
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL fighting positions.
Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroying two ISIL fighting positions.
Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL command and control facility.
Near Al Qaim, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and
two ISIL Stryker vehicles, destroying an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL
Near Fallujah, five airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL building.
Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL security headquarters, destroying an ISIL excavator.
Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit,
destroying an ISIL sniper position, an ISIL house-borne IED and an ISIL
Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed three ISIL buildings and three ISIL fighting positions.
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.