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April 2: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED April 2, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

April 2, 2015

Release # 20150402
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On April 1, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct three airstrikes. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, using attack and fighter aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., April 1, and 8 a.m., April 2, local time.

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:

Syria

  • Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.

Iraq

  • Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL building.
  • Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL mortar tube.
  • Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL building.
  • Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

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 U.S. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in Syria include Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and U.S.