NEWS | Nov. 9, 2014

Nov. 7: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By U.S. Central Command News Release

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 7, 2014 - U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 5-7 using fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct eight airstrikes.Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 5-7 using fighter, bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

In Syria, seven airstrikes conducted near Kobani struck three small ISIL units, seven ISIL fighting positions and destroyed an ISIL artillery piece.One airstrike near Tall Abyad destroyed an ISIL weapons stockpile.In Iraq, an airstrike near Fallujah destroyed two ISIL bulldozers engaged in constructing obstructions.One airstrike near Bayji struck a small ISIL unit and damaged an ISIL building.Two airstrikes near Ramadi destroyed an ISIL vehicle.One airstrike southeast of Fallujah struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.One airstrike northwest of Haditha destroyed four ISIL vehicles.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.