January 12, 2015
Release # 2015012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Jan. 11, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to
attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter, and bomber aircraft
to conduct 11 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces
conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m.,
Jan. 11, and 8 a.m., Jan. 12, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press
- Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck two large ISIL units and an ISIL
tactical unit, and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions, five ISIL
buildings, and two ISIL staging positions.
- Near Abu Kamal, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.
- Near Dawr az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL oil refinery.
- Near Bayji, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
- Near Taji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
- Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL armored vehicles and 10 ISIL fighting positions.
- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL artillery system and an ISIL checkpoint.
- Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL rocket launcher and an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings.
- Near Mosul, five airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and two large ISIL units, and destroyed four ISIL vehicles, an ISIL VBIED, two ISIL armored vehicles, an ISIL semi-truck, an ISIL mortar system, three ISIL buildings, three ISIL boats, and an ISIL tank.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the
operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to
Iraq, Syria, 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 terror 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.