October 11, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 11, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
Friday and today using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct six
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces used
attack and fighter aircraft Friday and today to conduct three airstrikes
against ISIL in Iraq. Also in Iraq Friday and today, U.S. military
forces conducted multiple airdrops to help resupply Iraqi security
forces at the request of the Government of Iraq.
In Syria, four
airstrikes north of Kobani struck an ISIL fighting position, damaged an
ISIL command and control facility, destroyed an ISIL staging building
and struck two small ISIL units. Two airstrikes south of Kobani
destroyed three ISIL trucks. To conduct these strikes, the U.S.
employed bomber and fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central
Command area of operations. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
Iraq, an airstrike north of Tall Afar struck a small ISIL unit and
destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle. Two airstrikes northwest of Hit struck
two small ISIL units. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed
attack and fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of
operations. In addition, the Kingdom of the Netherlands participated in
these airstrikes. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
addition, at the request of the Iraqi government, U.S. military forces
conducted multiple airdrops in Iraq in the vicinity of Bayji Friday and
today to resupply Iraqi security forces operating in the area. The
airdrops were conducted from multiple airbases in the U.S. Central
Command area of responsibility. The aircraft delivered 36 container
delivery system bundles containing 7,328 halal meals, 2,065 gallons of
water, and 16,000 pounds of ammunition. All aircraft exited the airdrop
zone safely. The airdrops were intended to support the ISF, which
continues to control Bayji. Areas external to Bayji, however, are
contested as ISIL continues to conduct operations in the area.
strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive
strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. The destruction of targets in
Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to lead,
control, project power and conduct operations.