March 15, 2015
Release # 20150315
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On March 14, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. 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., March 14, and 8 a.m.,
March 15, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press
- Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
- Near Al Hawayjah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Al Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.
- Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL staging area.
- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.
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 U.S. Coalition
nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include Bahrain, Jordan,
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and U.S.