March 30, 2015
Release # 20150330
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On March 29, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack
ISIL terrorists in Iraq, using fighter, attack and bomber aircraft to
conduct seven airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. All
strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 29, and 8 a.m., March 30, local
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Syria CJTF-OIR conducted no airstrikes in Syria between 8 a.m., March 29, and 8 a.m., March 30, local time.
Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck multiple ISIL fighting positions. Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL rocket launcher and an ISIL building. Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building. Near Tikrit, three airstrikes struck multiple ISIL buildings and destroyed two ISIL armored vehicles.
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 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.