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Oct. 10: U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Oct. 10, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 10, 2014

Release #20141012
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.

In Iraq, 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.

The 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.