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Oct. 11: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Oct. 11, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 11, 2015
Release # 201510011-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA On Oct. 10, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted seven strikes using fighter, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.

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


Syria
• Near Al Hasakah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL buildings.
• Near Al Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
• Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
• Near Manbij, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
• Near Palmyra, one strike destroyed an ISIL front end loader and an ISIL excavator.
• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIL crude oil collection point.
• Near Washiya, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).

Iraq
• Near Al Huwayjah, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
• Near Bayji, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL VBIED.
• Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL anti-air artillery piece.
• Near Habbaniyah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL building, an ISIL rocket rail, and wounded an ISIL fighter.
• Near Kirkuk, one strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
• Near Kisik, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
• Near Ramadi, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL up-armored VBIED, three VBIEDs, three home-made explosive facilities, four ISIL buildings, and denied ISIL access to tactical terrain.
• Near Sinjar, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL light machine gun.
• Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
• Near, Tal Afar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL bunkers, three ISIL fighting positions, and wounded two ISIL fighters.

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, Canada, 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.