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March 30: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED March 30, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

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 time.

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.

  • Iraq
  • 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.

    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 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.