October 9, 2015
Release # 20151009-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Oct. 8, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted two strikes using fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, fighter, attack, fighter-attack, ground-attack, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:
• Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL training camp.
• Near Mar’a, one strike destroyed an ISIL mortar system.
• Near Bayji, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL tactical vehicles.
• Near Habbaniyah, two strikes destroyed an ISIL home-made explosives (HME) cache and an ISIL tactical vehicle.
• Near Hit, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL HME resupply truck and an ISIL HME cache.
• Near Kisik, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL bunker.
• Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL trench and an ISIL fighting position.
• Near Ramadi, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed an ISIL building, suppressed an ISIL mortar position, denied ISIL access to tactical terrain, and damaged two ISIL obstacles.
• Near Sinjar, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
• Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.
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.