November 28, 2014
Release # 20141119
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tampa, Fla. - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 26-28 using bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct two airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted thirteen airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 26-28 using fighter, attack, and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
In Syria, an airstrike near Kobani struck an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL staging area. Near Aleppo, an airstrike struck a tactical ISIL unit.
In Iraq, five airstrikes near Kirkuk destroyed five ISIL bunkers, four ISIL vehicles, a bulldozer and an ISIL fighting position and also struck a large ISIL unit and four tactical ISIL units. Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed five ISIL vehicles and a heavy weapon, and also struck two ISIL units. Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck a tactical ISIL unit. Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike destroyed seven ISIL vehicles. Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck a tactical ISIL unit. Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed a fighting position and an armored vehicle. An airstrike in Bayji struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL occupied building.
All aircraft returned to base safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, the region and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project power and conduct operations. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.