April 24, 2015
Release # 20150424
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq between 8 a.m., April 23, and 8 a.m., April 24, local time. In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four airstrikes using fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 11 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using fighter, attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
“Daesh terrorists attempt to intimidate and extort the population in areas under their control through such techniques as checkpoints,” said Col. Wayne Marotto, CJTF-OIR Chief of Public Affairs. “The Coalition uses precision air strikes and reconnaissance, which limits Daesh’s grip on the population.”
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
- Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL boat.
- Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, two ISIL fighting positions, destroying an ISIL IED and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
- Near Mosul, five airstrikes struck an ISIL checkpoint, destroying four ISIL heavy machine guns, three ISIL buildings, two ISIL excavators and an ISIL armored vehicle.
- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL culvert.
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 Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and U.S.