June 28, 2015
Release # 20150628
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 28, 2015 –
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined
Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m.
yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of
results are based on initial reports.
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Syria:
Near Aleppo, five airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL
staging area, destroying five ISIL excavators, two ISIL fighting
positions, an artillery piece and a mortar system.
-- Near Kobani,
nine airstrikes struck three large and five small ISIL tactical units,
destroying 10 ISIL vehicles, four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL
-- Near Tal Abyad, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL tanks and an ISIL fighting position.
bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes
in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Beiji,
two airstrikes struck land features to deny ISIL a tactical advantage.
The strikes destroying an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery piece and an ISIL
-- Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Habbaniyah, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL vehicle.
-- Near Makhmur, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL fighting position.
Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two
ISIL buildings, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL rocket-propelled
-- Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical
unit and an ISIL heavy machine gun position, destroying two ISIL
buildings, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL weapons cache.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
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, 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 terror and conduct operations,
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq
include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France,
Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations
conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain,
Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.