May 24, 2015
Release # 20150524
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
and Iraq between 8 a.m., May 23, and 8 a.m., May 24, local time. In
Syria, coalition military forces conducted 11 airstrikes using attack,
bomber and fighter aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military
forces conducted 17 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense
using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against
“The Coalition is continuing to target Daesh
support zones throughout the battlespace,” said Col. Wayne Marotto,
CJTF-OIR Chief of Public Affairs. “Striking explosives and weapons
manufacturing facilities will advance the pressure on Daesh military
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, nine airstrikes struck two large and three
small ISIL tactical units, destroying eight ISIL fighting positions,
four ISIL vehicles, an ISIL tank and an ISIL armored vehicle.
Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL fighting position.
Near Baghdadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes struck an ISIL homemade explosive manufacturing facility, destroying an ISIL vehicle.
Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit,
destroying two ISIL buildings and two ISIL heavy machine guns.
Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, an
ISIL weapons manufacturing facility and an ISIL defensive position,
destroying an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL building and an ISIL tank.
Near Ramadi, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit,
destroying an ISIL artillery piece, an ISIL armored personnel carrier,
an ISIL armored vehicle, and 15 armored vehicles, two armored personnel
carriers and two other support vehicles located in ISIL controlled
Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL
tactical unit, destroying three ISIL buildings, an ISIL heavy machine
gun, an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL artillery piece.
Near Tal Afar, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an
ISIL mortar position, destroying three ISIL heavy machine guns and four
ISIL fighting positions.
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.
Follow-up to Previous Strike Report
Tawama, Syria, on May 20 coalition military forces conducted two
airstrikes using fighter aircraft against a headquarters and training
area of a network of veteran al Qaida operatives, sometimes called the
"Khorasan Group," who are plotting external attacks against the United
States and our allies. The airstrikes destroyed 10 buildings in two
separate compounds. There were no observed women, children or
non-combatants in the compounds at the time of the strike.