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Nov. 1: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By U.S. Central Command News Release

November 1, 2014

Release #20141101
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Friday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted five airstrikes in Iraq Friday and today using attack, bomber and fighter aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

In Syria, five airstrikes conducted near Kobani suppressed or destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions and struck one ISIL building. In Iraq, one airstrike southwest of the Mosul Dam destroyed one ISIL vehicle. Four airstrikes near Al Qaim, Iraq, heavily damaged or destroyed four ISIL vehicles and struck four ISIL buildings. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The strikes were conducted as part of Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, the region and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project power and conduct operations. Among the coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the U.S., France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.