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Sept. 5: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 5, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 5, 2015
Release # 20150905
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA On Sept. 4, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted eight airstrikes using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 25 airstrikes coordinated with the government of Iraq using 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 Ar Raqqah, one airstrike had inconclusive results.
* Near Mar'a, six airstrikes struck five ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL mortar tube, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL weapons cache.
* Near Tal Abyad, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

Iraq

* Near Al Huwayjah, one airstrike had inconclusive results.
* Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL artillery piece, an ISIL building, an ISIL tunnel entrance and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike struck an ISIL sniper firing position and destroyed an ISIL building.
* Near Haditha, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Hit, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Kisik, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL heavy machine gun firing position and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL light machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Ramadi, seven airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, five ISIL staging areas and destroyed an ISIL motorcycle, an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Rawah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL homemade explosives facility.
* Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Sultan Abdallah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Tuz, two airstrikes destroyed 48 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.