March 6, 2015
Release # 20150306
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On March 5, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct four
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted 12
airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft
against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 5,
and 8 a.m., March 6, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Syria Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point. Near Kobani, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle. Near Tal Hamis, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.Iraq
Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL bulldozer.
Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an
ISIL headquarters and destroyed two ISIL buildings and an ISIL
vehicle. Near Haditha, an airstrike struck ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery
system. Near Samarra, an airstrike neutralized an ISIL VBIED. Near Taji, an airstrike struck ISIL tactical unit. Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
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