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Feb. 14: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

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

February 14, 2015

Release # 20150214
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Feb. 13, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct four 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. 13, and 8 a.m., Feb. 14, local time.

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

Syria
* Near Al Raqqah, four airstrikes struck an ISIL bulldozer, an ISIL tank and destroyed eight ISIL tanks and three ISIL bunkers.

Iraq
* Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, an ISIL rocket system and destroyed an ISIL building.

* Near Hit, an airstrike struck an ISIL IED assembly factory.

* Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL armored excavator.

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

* Near Taji, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units.

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

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.