October 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 10, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
Thursday and today using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted
aircraft to conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces
used fighter aircraft today to conduct one airstrike Thursday against
ISIL in Iraq.
In Syria, two airstrikes southeast of Kobani
destroyed two ISIL training facilities, while four strikes south of
Kobani destroyed two ISIL vehicles, struck two small ISIL units and
damaged an ISIL tank. One airstrike northeast of Kobani destroyed an
ISIL vehicle. An airstrike east of Dayr az Zawr destroyed an ISIL
armored vehicle staging facility. One airstrike northeast of Al Hasakah
struck a small ISIL unit. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed
U.S. attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft deployed to
the U.S. Central Command area of operations. In addition, United Arab
Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aircraft participated in these
airstrikes. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
one airstrike northwest of Baghdad struck a small ISIL unit and
destroyed an ISIL building. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed
fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of
operations. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
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.