December 15, 2014
Release # 20141215
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Dec. 13-15 using fighter and bomber aircraft to
conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military
forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 13-15 using fighter,
bomber, attack, and remotely-piloted aircraft against the ISIL
In Syria, eight airstrikes near Kobani destroyed nine
ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL buildings, two ISIL staging positions
and also struck another ISIL fighting position. Near abu-Kamal, an
airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
In Iraq, three airstrikes
near Mosul destroyed an ISIL fighting position and struck three tactical
ISIL units and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position. Near
Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL compound and struck a second ISIL
compound. Near Hit, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle, a trailer
and an excavator. Near al-Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL
excavator. Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck two ISIL vehicles. Near
Samarra, an airstrike stuck a tactical ISIL unit. Near Kirkuk, an
airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and bunker and struck an ISIL
All aircraft returned to base safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
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.