March 24, 2015
Release # 20150324
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On March 23, Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to
conduct six airstrikes. Separately in Iraq, Coalition military forces
conducted eight airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense,
using fighter and attack aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes
took place between 8 a.m., March 23, and 8 a.m., March 24, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and
destroyed five ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL
o Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL shipping containers.
o Near Fallujah, an airstrike struck an ISIL vehicle.
o Near Mosul, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL excavators.
o Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL IED
and VBIED storage facility 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