June 24, 2015
Release # 20150624
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
and Iraq June 23. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted one
airstrike using bomber aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military
forces conducted eight airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of
Defense using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL
“The coalition is dedicated to protecting
noncombatants while striking Daesh targets,” said Col. Wayne Marotto,
CJTF-OIR chief of public affairs. “We strike with precision while always
considering the appropriate level of risk and proportionality.”
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Tal Abyad, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
Near Bayji, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL staging area.
Near Haditha, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
Near Sinjar, four airstrikes struck one large and one small
ISIL tactical unit and two ISIL staging areas, destroying three ISIL
Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL
tactical unit and an ISIL mortar firing position, destroying an ISIL
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, 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 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 U.S.