News | Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9: U.S. Military Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria

By U.S. Central Command News Release

October 9, 2014

Release #20141010

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Wednesday and today using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes.

In Syria, five strikes south of Kobani damaged an ISIL training camp, destroyed an ISIL support building and destroyed two ISIL vehicles. These strikes also struck one small ISIL unit and one large ISIL unit. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.

U.S. Central Command continues to monitor the situation in Kobani closely. Indications are that Kurdish militia there continue to control most of the city and are holding out against ISIL.

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.