April 3, 2015
Release # 20150403
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On April 2, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack and bomber aircraft to conduct six
airstrikes. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six
airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, using fighter and
remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took
place between 8 a.m., April 2, and 8 a.m., April 3, 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 four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL excavator.
Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units
and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL fighting position.
Near Rawah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL excavator.
Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL building.
Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed two ISIL excavators and an ISIL fighting 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 U.S. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in
Syria include Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and