Oct. 30: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Oct. 30, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 30, 2015 Release # 20151030-01 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Oct. 29, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted one strike using fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, fighter, and attack aircraft against ISIL targets.

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


* Near Mar'a, one strike destroyed an ISIL mortar system.


* Near Bayji, one strike suppressed three ISIL fighting positions.

* Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

* Near Ramadi, two strikes suppressed an ISIL mortar position and denied ISIL access to terrain.

* Near Sinjar, four strikes destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, seven ISIL bed down locations, 15 ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL command and control node, three ISIL caches, and four ISIL staging areas.

* Near Tal Afar, three strikes destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions and three ISIL assembly areas.

Strike 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, and the wider international community.

The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations. Coalition nations which have conducted strikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. Coalition nations which have conducted strikes in Syria include Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.