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Sept. 29: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 29, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 29, 2015,
Release # 20150929-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 28, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted five airstrikes using remotely piloted and fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 12 airstrikes 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 Abu Kamal, two airstrikes destroyed a crude oil collection point.
• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
• Near Mar’a, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five ISIL rockets, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL mortar system.

Iraq
• Near Al Asad, one airstrike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings.
• Near Al Huwayjah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL bunkers, and five ISIL tunnels.
• Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL buildings and an ISIL weapons cache.
• Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike destroyed three ISIL weapons caches and two rocket positions.
• Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
• Near Kisik, one airstrike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
• Near Ramadi, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL tunnel and two ISIL fighting positions.
• Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL fighting position.

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 airstrikes in Iraq include Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.