July 10, 2015
Release # 20150710
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA - On
July 9, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists
in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 15
airstrikes using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft.
Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 16 airstrikes
approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, fighter-attack
and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.
airstrikes destroyed a cave network near Haditha, Iraq," said Lt. Col.
Thomas Gilleran, CJTF-OIR spokesman. "We will continue to use our
disciplined targeting approach to destroy Daesh wherever we find them,
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 six ISIL tactical units destroying four ISIL vehicles and six ISIL
-- Near Aleppo, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL bunker.
-- Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL structure, an ISIL armored personnel carrier and two ISIL excavators.
-- Near Ayn Isa, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Kobani, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar position.
Near Tal Abyad, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit,
two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL fighting position destroying three
ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL structures and two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Bayji, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Fallujah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Habbaniyah, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL homemade explosive cache and an ISIL VBIED.
Near Haditha, four airstrikes struck two ISIL large tactical units and
an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL
cave network and an ISIL building.
-- Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL mortar tube and an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL mortar position and an ISIL rocket position.
Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, and four ISIL
staging areas destroying an ISIL light machine gun, an ISIL heavy
machine gun and four ISIL buildings.
-- Near Tal Afar, one
airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit destroying an ISIL heavy machine
gun, three ISIL vehicles 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.
On July 8 near Idlib, Syria, coalition military forces conducted one
airstrike against a network of veteran al Qa'eda 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.