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