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March 3: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED March 3, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

March 3, 2015

Release # 20150303
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On March 2, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted seven airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., March 2, and 8 a.m., March 3, local time.

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

Syria

  • Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL motorcycles.
  • Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions. Iraq
  • Near Al Asad, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, and destroyed an ISIL boat and an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
  • Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL checkpoint.
  • Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL building.
  • Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy Machine Gun.

  • 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.