March 7, 2015
Release # 20150307
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA – On
March 6, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct six
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted 11
airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft
against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 6,
and 8 a.m., March 7, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck three tactical units,
destroyed two fighting positions and damaged one heavy machine gun
Near Mosul, six
airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroyed two buildings,
two check points, two ISIL vehicles, and one mortar, damaged an anti-air
defense artillery gun and a weapons cache, and neutralized an
excavator. Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes destroyed two anti-air defense guns. Near Fallujah, two airstrikes struck two tactical units and destroyed one fighting position and one sniper position. Near Kirkuk, one airstrike struck one tactical unit and destroyed one vehicle and one weapons cache.
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