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Dec. 28: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Dec. 28, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

December 28, 2014

Release # 2014128
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Dec. 28 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct eight airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted five airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 28 using fighter and attack aircraft against the ISIL terrorists.

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

Syria
* Near Kobani, eight airstrikes destroyed an ISIL building, thirteen ISIL fighting positions, one ISIL heavy machine gun and struck three ISIL fighting positions and a large ISIL unit.

Iraq
* Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position and struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed three ISIL guard shacks.
* Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker and an ISIL vehicle.

Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

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, 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 conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.