March 25, 2015
Release # 20150325
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On March 24, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes.
Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 14 airstrikes
approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, using fighter, bomber and
remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took
place between 8 a.m., March 24, and 8 a.m., March 25, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units, an ISIL
vehicle and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles.
Iraq Near Bayji, five airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL armored vehicle.
Near Fallujah, five airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, an ISIL
vehicle and destroyed two ISIL excavators and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL modular oil refinery, an ISIL
tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL machine guns and an ISIL building.
Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, an
ISIL tactical unit, two ISIL machine guns and destroyed an ISIL mortar
system and an ISIL building.Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
The 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 or in Southwest Asia
COM: 00-965-2221-6340, then dial 430-6419# or 430-5129#