Release # 20150304
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On March 3, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in
Syria, using fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct
three airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces
conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely
piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between
8 a.m., March 3, and 8 a.m., March 4, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
- Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions.
Near Fallujah, five airstrikes struck an IED factory, an ISIL VBIED
factory, an ISIL weapons storage facility and destroyed an ISIL armored
vehicle and an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Ramadi, an airstrike on ISIL fighters was reported as ineffective.
- Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle and three ISIL vehicles.
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