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:
Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, an ISIL
tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.
- 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.
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