Sept. 9: Coalition airstrikes destroy an ISIL operating base and staging area

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 9, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 9, 2015
Release # 20150909

SOUTHWEST ASIA – In coordination with the Government of Iraq, the Coalition conducted airstrikes Sept. 8 against an ISIL operating base and staging area located in a stadium near Ramadi.

The stadium was a key ISIL command and supply hub in the Ramadi region and was being used to store large amounts of homemade explosives, weapons and ammunition as well as VBIED components. ISIL used the stadium as a base of operations to control fighters across the Ramadi region, and as a central node for lethal aid funneled down the Euphrates River Valley. Destroying this hub will significantly disrupt ISIL's ability to conduct operations and resupply their fighters in Ramadi.

CJTF-OIR continues to target and destroy ISIL fighting positions, infrastructure and equipment in support of Iraqi Security Forces ground operations.

Video footage of airstrikes in support of this operation, which is part of the broader coalition effort to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria is available at: