April 6, 2015
Release # 20150406
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On April 5, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft
to conduct five airstrikes. 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 terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., April 5, and 8
a.m., April 6, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed eight fighting positions, an ISIL tunnel system and an ISIL
* Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL buildings.
Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, an
ISIL tactical unit and destroyed six ISIL fighting positions and an
ISIL heavy machine gun.
* Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
Near Ramadi, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units
and destroyed three ISIL mortar positions and an ISIL sniper position.
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.