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Sept. 10: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 10, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 10, 2015
Release # 20150910
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 9, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 airstrikes using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 18 airstrikes coordinated with the government of Iraq using attack, 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 Abu Kamal, one airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.
* Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL motorcycles and an ISIL structure.
* Near Al Hawl, one airstrike had inconclusive results.
* Near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL excavators.
* Near Mar'a, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL mortar supply point and an ISIL mortar tube.
* Near Palmyra, one airstrike had inconclusive results.

Iraq

* Near Al Baghdadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
* Near Bayji, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two buildings.
* Near Kisik, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.
* Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL mortar firing position and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building.
* Near Rawah, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an ISIL encampment
* Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL mortar firing position and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL light machine guns.
* Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.
* Near Tuz, four airstrikes destroyed 13 ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles.

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.