February 13, 2015
Release # 20150213
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On Feb. 12, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter and bomber aircraft to
conduct eight 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., Feb. 12, and 8 a.m., Feb. 13, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Al Raqqah, two airstrikes struck seven ISIL armored vehicles and destroyed four ISIL armored vehicles.
Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and
destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL
* Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck and destroyed multiple ISIL storage and staging facilities.
Near Al Asad, five airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL VBIED, an ISIL checkpoint and an ISIL armored earth
* Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Sinjar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit 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