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Feb. 15: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Feb. 17, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

February 15, 2015

Release # 20150215
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Feb. 14, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct three airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 14, and 8 a.m. Feb. 15, local time.

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

Syria
* Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building and two ISIL vehicles.

Iraq
* Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck one ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building and two ISIL vehicles.

* Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL bulldozer and an ISIL excavator.

* Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and three ISIL structures.

* Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.

* Near Hit in Al Anbar Province, an airstrike struck an ISIL checkpoint.

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 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 Arab Emirates.