July 6, 2015
Release # 20150706
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On July 5, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted eight airstrikes using bomber, remotely piloted and fighter
aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 11
airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack,
fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.
airstrikes continue to destroy Daesh vehicle-borne IEDs, the most
recent near Kirkuk, Iraq,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Gilleran, CJTF-OIR
spokesman. “Removing these weapons from the battlefield and the threat
they pose to our ISF partners is a high priority for the coalition.”
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, five airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units,
destroying an ISIL tank, six ISIL vehicles, an ISIL building, an ISIL
staging position and an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike struck and destroyed an ISIL armored personnel carrier.
-- Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying four ISIL fighting positons and an ISIL mortar position.
-- Near Bayji, one airstrike struck and destroyed an ISIL excavator.
-- Near Fallujah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Haditha, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL technical vehicle.
Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit,
destroying an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL VBIED, an ISIL cache and
striking an ISIL heavy machine gun.
-- Near Makhmur, two
airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit destroying an ISIL heavy machine
gun, an ISIL fighting position and ISIL cache and striking an ISIL
-- Near Ramadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL excavator and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, and an
ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL
Separately, near Aleppo, Syria, coalition military
forces conducted one airstrike against a network of veteran al Qa’ida
operatives, sometimes called the "Khorasan Group," who are known to plot
external attacks against the United States and our allies. The
airstrike struck a tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
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, Belgium, 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