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April 8: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

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

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.

    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, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and U.S.

    For additional information contact:

    CJTF-OIRmedia@mail.mil

    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.