April 8, 2015
Release # 20150408
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
and Iraq between 8 a.m., April 7, and 8 a.m., April 8, local time. In
Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two airstrikes, using bomber
and attack aircraft. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces
conducted four airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense
using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Syria Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck four ISIL fighting positions.Iraq
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, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab
Emirates and U.S.
For additional information contact:
U.S. COM: 1-803-885-8265
Southwest Asia COM: 00-965-2221-6340, then dial 430-6419# or 430-7199# Near Kobani, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL fighting positions. Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position. Near Hit in Al Anbar Province, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit. Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit. Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL mortar system.