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Sept. 4: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 4, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 4, 2015
Release # 20150904
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA On Sept. 3, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted six airstrikes using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 15 airstrikes coordinated with the government of Iraq using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.

"Yesterday, the coalition struck and eliminated Daesh terrorists, along with weapon systems, in the vicinity of Tuz," said Col. Wayne Marotto, CJTF-OIR public affairs officer. "The coalition continues to assist Peshmerga fighters to clear Daesh terrorists from the area, free the local people and reestablish local governance."

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:

Syria

* Near Al Hasakah, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL excavators.
* Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
* Near Mar'a, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL staging area.

Iraq

* Near Al Baghdadi, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL rocket firing position.
* Near Bayji, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL building, an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Haditha, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL buildings and an ISIL excavator.
* Near Hit, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Kisik, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery piece and an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Mosul, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
* Near Ramadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
* Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL mortar firing position and an ISIL rocket firing position and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL command and control facility.
* Near Tuz, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 10 ISIL rockets and an ISIL vehicle.

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.