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Feb. 13: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

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

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:

Syria
* 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 staging position.

* Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike struck and destroyed multiple ISIL storage and staging facilities.

Iraq
* Near Al Asad, five airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL VBIED, an ISIL checkpoint and an ISIL armored earth mover.

* 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.

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.