NEWS | Nov. 12, 2014

Nov. 10: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By U.S. Central Command News Release

November 10, 2014

Release #20141107

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2014 - U.S and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 7-10 using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct twenty-three airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted eighteen airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 7-10 using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

In Syria, thirteen airstrikes conducted near Kobani struck an ISIL vehicle and five small ISIL units and destroyed an ISIL-occupied building used for ammunition stockpile, an ISIL command and control building, seven ISIL fighting positions while damaging two ISIL fighting positions. Eight airstrikes southeast of Dayr Az Zawr damaged several structures of an ISIL oil collection facility which was used to trans-load oil for the black market. Two airstrikes east of Dayr Az Zawr damaged an ISIL oil collection point.

In Iraq, seven airstrikes near Bayji struck three small ISIL units and destroyed an ISIL sniper position and two ISIL vehicles, one which was used for construction. Three airstrikes in Fallujah struck two small ISIL units, ISIL fighters who were emplacing an improvised explosive device (IED) on a road and destroyed an ISIL vehicle mounted with an anti-aircraft gun. Three airstrikes near Mosul struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL armed truck and a vehicle convoy consisting of ten ISIL armed trucks. Two airstrikes near Al Qaim destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle and two ISIL checkpoints. An airstrike 40 km southwest of Haditha destroyed two ISIL Humvees. An airstrike near Ramadi struck a small ISIL unit. An airstrike in Ar Rutbah destroyed an ISIL checkpoint. 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, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.