February 21, 2015
Release # 20150221
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Feb.
20, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using bomber aircraft to conduct an airstrike.
Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted five airstrikes
in Iraq, using attack and fighter aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All
strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 20, and 8 a.m., Feb. 21, local
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
- Near Kobani, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
- Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed six ISIL boats.
- Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five ISIL buildings.
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 the
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.