NEWS | Aug. 2, 2015

Coalition airstrikes destroy Daesh VBIED facility

By CJTF - Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

August 2, 2015

Release # 20150802-1

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition airstrikes successfully destroyed a Daesh vehicle-borne improvised explosive device facility August 1, 2015 near Makhmur, Iraq. In coordination with the Government of Iraq, Coalition forces will continue to seek out and deliberately target Daesh forces, equipment, and resources wherever they are found.

This facility was a critical ISIL asset that helped the terrorists produce numerous VBIEDs – the ISIL weapon of choice – which can be moved easily throughout Iraq and used against Iraqi Security Forces and the civilian population.

“These strikes, conducted in coordination with the Government of Iraq, will help reduce the ability of Daesh to utilize their weapon of choice – VBIEDs,” said Brig. Gen. Kevin Killea, CJTF-OIR Chief of Staff. “Daesh VBIEDs are responsible for many attacks against Iraqi Security Forces and atrocities committed against Iraqi civilians.”

These airstrikes are part of a broader effort by the Coalition to degrade and ultimately defeat Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Video footage of this airstrike can be found at: http://youtu.be/PBZM_r9zFUg