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Feb. 4: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Feb. 4, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

February 4, 2015

Release # 20150204
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Feb. 3, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 11 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq, using attack and fighter aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Feb. 3, and 8 a.m., Feb. 4, local time.

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

Syria
* Near Kobani, 11 airstrikes struck nine ISIL tactical units, an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL staging
positions and an ISIL fighting position.

Iraq
* Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.
* Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Rawah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL guard facility.
* Near Al Huwayjah an airstrike destroyed an ISIL checkpoint, an ISIL guard tower, an ISIL bunker, an ISIL vehicle and
two ISIL shipping containers.
* Near Mosul an airstrike struck an ISIL IED factory.

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 conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.