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

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October 28, 2014
Release #20141033

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Oct 28, 2014 — U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Monday and today using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq Monday and today using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

In Syria, four airstrikes near Kobani destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and a small ISIL unit. In Iraq, two airstrikes in the vicinity of Fallujah destroyed a small ISIL unit and an ISIL tank. Four airstrikes in the vicinity of Mosul Dam destroyed a small ISIL unit, an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL logistics base. One airstrike west of Baghdad destroyed an ISIL-occupied building and a small ISIL unit. One airstrike in the vicinity of Sinjar struck an ISIL fighting emplacement and destroyed six vehicles. One airstrike northwest of Haditha destroyed an ISIL-occupied building used as a staging area. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL 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 power and conduct operations. Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the U.S., France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.