April 5, 2015
Release # 20150405
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On April 4, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack and remotely piloted aircraft to
conduct three airstrikes. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces
conducted 12 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 4, and 8 a.m., April 5,
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 destroyed five fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.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. Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL armored personnel carrier. Near Al Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle. Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle. Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck 10 IED facilities.
Near Mosul, five airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL
IED production facility and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and
an ISIL vehicle. Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an
ISIL building. Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL
tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and ISIL fighting