March 27, 2015
Release # 20150327
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On March 26, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter and bomber aircraft to
conduct six airstrikes. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces
conducted 10 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, using
attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
All strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 26, and 8 a.m., March 27,
Near Kobani, six
airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five ISIL
fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, two ISIL anti-aircraft
artillery weapons and an ISIL excavator.
Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and
destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery weapon.
Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery weapon.
Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL staging area and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL building.
Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed five ISIL buildings, an anti-aircraft artillery weapon and an
ISIL mortar position.
Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Tikrit, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL VBIED.
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 U.S. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in
Syria include Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and
For additional information contact:
COM: U.S. 1-803-885-8265
COM: Southwest Asia 00-965-2221-6340, then dial 430-6419# or 430-5129#