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Sept. 8: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 8, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 8, 2015
Release # 20150908
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 7, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted five airstrikes using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 14 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, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker and an ISIL trench.
* Near Ayn Isa, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Mar’a, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units.

Iraq

* Near Al Huwayjah, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.
* Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL vehicles and five ISIL buildings.
* Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and two ISIL trench lines and destroyed three ISIL bunkers, two ISIL buildings and two ISIL recoilless rifles.
* Near Kisik, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
* Near Mosul, one airstrike struck an ISIL mortar firing position.
* Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed ten ISIL vehicles and four ISIL boats.
* Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Sultan Abdallah, one airstrike struck an ISIL rocket firing position.
* Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL bunker.
* Near Tuz, one airstrike destroyed five ISIL fighting positions.

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.