February 26, 2015
Release # 20150226
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On Feb. 25, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in
Syria, using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct five 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., Feb. 25, and 8
a.m., Feb. 26, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Al Hasakah, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units.
* Near Kobani, an airstrike destroyed four ISIL fighting positions.
Near Al Asad, four airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit, two
ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL buildings, an ISIL armored
vehicle, an ISIL boat and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Al Qaim, an airstrike struck an ISIL training camp.
* Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Kirkuk, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL excavators.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike struck two ISIL excavators.
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 the
U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands,
and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations which have conducted
airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and
the United Arab Emirates.