October 5, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
Saturday and today using fighter aircraft to conduct three airstrikes.
Separately, in Iraq U.S. military forces used attack, bomber, fighter
and helicopter aircraft to conduct six airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.
Syria, one strike northwest of Al Mayadin destroyed an ISIL bulldozer,
two ISIL tanks and destroyed another ISIL vehicle. Two strikes
northwest of Ar Raqqah struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed six ISIL
firing positions. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed fighter
aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. All
aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
In Iraq, four strikes
northeast of Fallujah struck two mortar teams, a large ISIL unit and two
small ISIL units. One strike southeast of Hit destroyed two ISIL
Humvees. One strike northeast of Sinjar destroyed an ISIL Humvee. To
conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed attack, bomber, fighter and
helicopter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of
operations. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
U.S. strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive
strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. The destruction and degradation of
ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's
ability to lead, control, project power and conduct operations.