January 22, 2015
Release # 2015022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On Jan. 21, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted
aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition
military forces conducted 21 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, bomber,
fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All
strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 21, and 8 a.m., Jan. 22, local
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, nine airstrikes struck six ISIL tactical units and destroyed 17 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL weapons storage facility.
* Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Mosul, 16 airstrikes struck two large ISIL units, two ISIL
tactical units, an ISIL building, and an ISIL mortar team, and destroyed
six ISIL culverts, two ISIL bridges, three ISIL buildings, an ISIL
artillery system, 11 ISIL vehicles, an ISIL fighting position, six ISIL
staging positions, two ISIL heavy weapons, an ISIL VBIED, and four ISIL
* Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck a large ISIL
unit and an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar position, an
ISIL fighting position, and an ISIL armored vehicle.
* Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL VBIED.
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 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.