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April 5: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED April 6, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

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, local time.

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.

    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.

  • 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 position.