July 13, 2015
Release # 20150713
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On July 12, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted nine airstrikes using bomber, fighter-attack and remotely
piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces
conducted 39 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using
bomber, attack, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft against
“Coalition airstrikes support partner ground
operations against Daesh; they degrade Daesh capacity to equip,
assemble, plan and finance operations, and prepare defenses,” said Lt.
Col. Thomas Gilleran, CJTF-OIR spokesman. “We target Daesh in depth and
will continue to strike them wherever they operate.”
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, seven airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit
and five ISIL tactical units destroying seven ISIL fighting positions,
an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL armored personnel carrier.
-- Near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Kobani, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Al Huwayjah, one airstrike struck an ISIL rocket position.
Near Habbaniyah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit destroying
two ISIL bunkers, an ISIL cache and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
-- Near Hit, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL rocket position.
Near Ramadi, 29 airstrikes struck 67 ISIL staging areas destroying two
ISIL excavators, an ISIL armored personnel carrier, and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an
ISIL tactical unit destroying an ISIL personnel carrier, four ISIL
buildings and an ISIL light machine gun.
-- Near Tal Afar, four
airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL rocket position,
suppressing ISIL heavy machine gun fire and destroying an ISIL fuel
tanker and an ISIL building.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
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, United Arab Emirates and the U.S.