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Mar. 12: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED March 12, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

March 12, 2015

Release # 20150312
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On March 11, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter, attack and remote aircraft to conduct 13 airstrikes. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 11, and 8 a.m., March 12, local time.

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:

Syria

  • CJTF-OIR conducted no airstrikes in Syria between 8 a.m., March 11, and 8 a.m., March 12, local time.

Iraq

  • Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
  • Near Al Qaim, an airstrike struck an ISIL staging area.
  • Near Fallujah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Kirkuk, five airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL excavators, three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL VBIED.
  • Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL armored vehicles.
  • Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
  • Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL buildings and an ISIL vehicle.

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 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 U.S.