March 26, 2015
Release # 20153026
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA - Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve operations in support of Iraqi Security Forces in Tikrit commenced last night after a request from the Government of Iraq.
In Tikrit, Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 17 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, using fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
* In Tikrit, 17 airstrikes struck an ISIL building, two ISIL bridges, three ISIL checkpoints, two ISIL staging areas, two ISIL berms, an ISIL roadblock and an ISIL controlled command and control facility.
"The ongoing Iraqi and Coalition air strikes are setting the conditions for offensive action to be conducted by Iraqi forces currently surrounding Tikrit," said Lt. Gen. James Terry. "Iraqi Security Forces supported by the Coalition will continue to gain territory from Daesh."
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. The destruction of ISIL targets in Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.
Video: CJTF-OIR Airstrike on Da'ish Compound 25 Mar 15
Video: CJTF-OIR Airstrike on Da'ish-Controlled Bridge 25 Mar 15
For additional information contact:
COM: U.S. 1-803-885-8265 or in Southwest Asia
COM: 00-965-2221-6340, then dial 430-6419# or 430-5129#