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.
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