NEWS | Nov. 2, 2014

Nov. 2: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By U.S. Central Command News Release

November 2, 2014

Release #20141102

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 2, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Saturday and today using attack, fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted two airstrikes in Iraq Saturday and today using fighter and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

In Syria, five airstrikes conducted near Kobani struck five small ISIL units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles. Southeast of Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL tank and two vehicle shelters. In Iraq, one airstrike near Bayji struck a small ISIL unit. Southeast of Fallujah, Iraq, coalition aircraft also struck a small ISIL unit. 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. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include 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.