April 1, 2015
Release # 20150401
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On March 31, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using fighter, attack and bomber aircraft to
conduct seven airstrikes. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces
conducted seven airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense,
using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL
All strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 31, and 8 a.m., April 1, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Syria Near Al Hasakah, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions.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 U.S. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in
Syria include Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and
Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical
units, three ISIL vehicles and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions. Near Hit in Al Anbar Province, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed two ISIL buildings and two ISIL heavy machine guns Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL artillery piece. Near Ramadi, two airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and an ISIL tactical unit. Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL tent shelter.