March 1, 2015
Release # 20150301
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Feb. 28, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using remotely piloted aircraft to conduct two
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted seven
airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft
against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 28, and
8 a.m., Mar. 1, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press
- Near Al Hasakah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed
two ISIL vehicles.
- Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, and destroyed an
ISIL storage facility and two ISIL boats.
- Near Al Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL building.
- Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two
ISIL storage containers.
- Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, an ISIL
building, an ISIL excavator and destroyed an ISIL building.
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
which have conducted airstrikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada,
Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the U.S. Coalition
nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain,
Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.