September 9, 2015
Release # 20150909
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
continues to target and destroy ISIL fighting positions, infrastructure
and equipment in support of Iraqi Security Forces ground operations.
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: