NEWS | Feb. 26, 2015

Feb. 26: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By CJTF - Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

February 26, 2015

Release # 20150226

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Feb. 25, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 25, and 8 a.m., Feb. 26, local time.

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

* Near Al Hasakah, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units.

* Near Kobani, an airstrike destroyed four ISIL fighting positions.

* Near Al Asad, four airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL buildings, an ISIL armored vehicle, an ISIL boat and an ISIL vehicle.

* Near Al Qaim, an airstrike struck an ISIL training camp.

* Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

* Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

* Near Kirkuk, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL excavators.

* Near Mosul, an airstrike struck two ISIL excavators.

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, Jordan, 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.