NEWS | Feb. 6, 2015

Feb. 6: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By CJTF - Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

February 6, 2015

Release # 20150206

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Feb. 5, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 5, and 8 a.m., Feb. 6, local time.

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

* Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck nine ISIL tactical units, and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck multiple storage and staging facilities.

* Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck an ISIL road, an ISIL weapons cache and destroyed an ISIL bunker.
* Near Al Asad, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL staging location.
* Near Al Qaim, an airstrike, struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Fallujah an airstrike, struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Mahkmur, an airstrike struck an ISIL earth mover.

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.