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Feb. 25: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Feb. 25, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

February 25, 2015

Release # 20150225
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Feb. 24, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq, using fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 24, and 8 a.m., Feb. 25, local time.

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

Syria

  • Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units, an ISIL fighting position and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions.

Iraq

  • Near Al Asad, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
  • Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, multiple ISIL checkpoints, an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 11 ISIL buildings, two ISIL armored vehicles and seven ISIL vehicles.
  • Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL mortar system.

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 the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.