NEWS | Sept. 29, 2014

Sept. 28: U.S. Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq

By U.S. Central Command News Release

September 28, 2014
RELEASE # 20140936


TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 28, 2014 — U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Saturday and today, using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct eight airstrikes. Separately, in Iraq U.S. military forces used fighter and remotely piloted aircraft Saturday and today to conduct four airstrikes against ISIL.

In Syria, two airstrikes near Dayr ar Zawr destroyed one ISIL tank and damaged another. One airstrike in northeast Syria destroyed three ISIL armed vehicles and an ISIL Humvee. U.S. and partner nations conducted airstrikes on four ISIL-held modular refineries and an ISIL command and control node north of Ar Raqqah; although we continue to assess the outcome of these attacks, initial indications are that they were successful.

To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. In addition, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates also participated in these strikes. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.

In Iraq, one airstrike near Baghdad destroyed an ISIL safe house and damaged an ISIL checkpoint.  Three airstrikes near Fallujah destroyed two ISIL checkpoints and an ISIL transport vehicle. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.

The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.