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NEWS | April 27, 2015

April 25: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By CJTF - Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

April 25, 2015

Release # 20150425
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq between 8 a.m., April 24, and 8 a.m., April 25, local time. In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven airstrikes using fighter and attack aircraft. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 16 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

"Coalition support remains steadfast as we work together with our partners to defeat Daesh," said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, CJTF-OIR Chief of Staff. "These strikes support continuous incremental gains by Iraqi and Kurdish fighters that will combine over time to result in the demise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria."

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

Syria

* Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL fighting position, destroying an ISIL IED cache and an ISIL mortar position.

* Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroying two ISIL boats.

Iraq

* Near Bayji, seven airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and an ISIL staging area, destroying four ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL VBIED and an ISIL warehouse.

* Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL vehicles and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

* Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL fighting positions.

* Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL armored vehicle.

* Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying two ISIL structures.

* Near Sinjar, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL engineer vehicle.

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.