October 27, 2015
Release # 20151027-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Oct. 26, 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 12 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 Kisik, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed
three ISIL fighting positions and suppressed two ISIL machine gun
* Near Ramadi, three strikes struck a large ISIL
tactical unit and destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL
vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), four ISIL heavy
machine guns, an ISIL artillery piece, suppressed an ISIL cannon, and
denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Sinjar, six strikes struck
an ISIL tactical unit, and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, three
ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL checkpoint, and suppressed an ISIL machine
Strike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
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.
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.