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NEWS | Feb. 2, 2015

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

By CJTF - Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

February 2, 2015

Release # 20150202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Feb. 1, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 1, and 8 a.m., Feb. 2, local time.

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:

Syria
* Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck three large ISIL tactical units, five ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL staging areas and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Dayr as Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL checkpoint.

Iraq
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar position and one ISIL fighting position.
* Near Huwayjah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Al Rutbah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Kirkuk, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL tactical vehicle, one ISIL bunker, and three ISIL earth movers.
* Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
* Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL weapons storage facility.
* Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, one ISIL vehicle and destroyed eight ISIL vehicles.
* Near Haditha, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL fighting position and one ISIL vehicle.
* Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL vehicle.

Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.

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.