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Mar. 11: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED March 11, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

March 11, 2015

Release # 20150311
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On March 10, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter aircraft to conduct two airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted 13 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 10, and 8 a.m., March 11, local time.

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:

Syria

  • Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL oil pump jacks.
  • Near Kobani, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL vehicles.

Iraq

  • Near Al Qaim, three airstrikes struck an ISIL artillery piece and destroyed two ISIL buildings and an ISIL artillery piece.
  • Near Fallujah, three airstrikes destroyed three ISIL vehicles.
  • Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun.
  • Near Mosul, five airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL outpost and destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle.
  • Near Rawah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL excavator.

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 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 U.S.