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NEWS | Feb. 5, 2015

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

By CJTF - Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

February 5, 2015

Release # 20150205
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Feb. 4, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, using bomber, attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 4, and 8 a.m., Feb. 5, local time.

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

Syria
* Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units.

Iraq
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL staging location.
* Near Al Qaim, an airstrike struck an ISIL bulldozer.
* Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL warehouse.
* Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL staging location and seven ISIL vehicles.
* Near Tal Afar, an airstrike denied ISIL key terrain.

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 which have conducted airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.