NEWS | Nov. 5, 2014

Nov. 5: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By U.S. Central Command News Release

November 5, 2014

Release #20141104

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 5, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 3-5 using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted ten airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 3-5 using fighter, attack and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

In Syria, three airstrikes conducted near Kobani struck a small ISIL unit, two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL dump truck used to construct fighting positions. One airstrike in Syria north of Sinjar destroyed an ISIL fighting position used to launch mortar attacks and struck a small ISIL unit manning the position. In Iraq, an airstrike near Mosul destroyed ISIL-occupied buildings, to include one housing a generator used for oil production and another used to manufacture explosive devices such as IEDS and VBIEDs. Three airstrikes near Bayji struck two small ISIL units, destroyed an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL-occupied bunker and an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery piece. One airstrike near Fallujah struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle. Three airstrikes in the vicinity of Ramadi damaged an ISIL vehicle and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint. Two airstrikes north of Sinjar, Iraq, struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle. 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., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.