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

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

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 10, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted three airstrikes using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 27 airstrikes coordinated with the government of Iraq using attack, bomber, fighter, 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 Hawl, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL excavator and an ISIL fighting position.
• Near Palmyra, one airstrike destroyed two ISIL excavators.

Iraq

• Near Al Huwayjah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL weapons caches and an ISIL vehicle storage facility.
• Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL fighting position and destroyed an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL vehicle.
• Near Fallujah, one airstrike destroyed two ISIL mortar systems and an ISIL rocket rail.
• Near Hit, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
• Near Kisik, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
• Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
• Near Ramadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles and a building.
• Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
• Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL heavy machine gun firing position.
• Near Tuz, ten airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and four ISIL staging areas and destroyed 20 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL trench.

Airstrike 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 United States. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.