February 19, 2015
Release # 20150219
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On Feb. 18, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted
aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition
military forces conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq, using attack and
fighter aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between
8 a.m., Feb. 18, and 8 a.m. Feb. 19, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Al Hasakah, two airstrikes struck multiple ISIL oil pump jacks and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.
Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and
destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL checkpoints.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL mortar tube.
* Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.
Near Hit in Al Anbar Province, two airstrikes struck an ISIL
tactical unit, an ISIL weapons storage and staging area and destroyed an
* Near Kirkuk, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an
ISIL fighting position and destroyed three ISIL buildings.
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, Netherlands, and the
United Kingdom. Coalition nations which have conducted airstrikes in
Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United