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June 5: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED June 8, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

June 5, 2015

Release # 20150605
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SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq between 8 a.m., June 4, and 8 a.m., June 5, local time. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted four airstrikes using bomber, attack and fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 15 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using bomber, attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

“The coalition is committed to degrading and defeating Daesh by, with, and through our regional partners,” said Col. Wayne Marotto, CJTF-OIR chief of public affairs.

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:

Syria

  • Near Al Hasakah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL vehicle, destroying two ISIL trucks.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, two airstrikes struck an ISIL modular oil refinery and an ISIL crude oil collection point.
  • Iraq
  • Near Baghdadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying four ISIL structures and an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Bayji, five airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL excavator and an ISIL fighting position.
  • Near Fallujah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL crossing point.
  • Near Makhmur, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Mosul, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL building, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL buildings, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL building and two ISIL fighting positions, destroying an ISIL heavy machine gun.
  • Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.

    The 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.