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March 10: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED March 10, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

March 10, 2015

Release # 20150310
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On March 9, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 9, and 8 a.m., March 10, local time.

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

Syria

* Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.

Iraq

* Near Fallujah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL large tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles.

* Near Kirkuk, four airstrikes struck three ISIL large tactical units, an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL buildings, three ISIL vehicles, three ISIL VBIEDS, an ISIL culvert crossing and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

* Near Mosul, an airstrike suppressed an ISIL vehicle.

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.