January 21, 2015
Release # 2015021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On Jan. 20, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack, bomber, fighter, and remotely
piloted aircraft to conduct 13 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and
Coalition military forces conducted 10 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack,
fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All
strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 20, and 8 a.m., Jan. 21, local
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Kobani, 10 airstrikes struck seven ISIL tactical units and a
large ISIL unit and destroyed eight ISIL staging positions, 13 ISIL
fighting positions, and two ISIL vehicles.
* Near Abu Kamal, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker.
* Near Ar Raqqah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL weapon cache and destroyed an ISIL guard facility.
Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck a large ISIL unit and two ISIL
logistic routes and destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle, two ISIL
vehicles, five ISIL buildings, an ISIL shipping container, three ISIL
heavy weapons, an ISIL bridge, five ISIL road crossings, and an ISIL
* Near Al Qaim, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL bunkers and a buried ISIL structure.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
* Near Bayji, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL buildings.
* Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings.
Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and an
ISIL checkpoint and destroyed an ISIL building, an ISIL heavy weapon,
and two ISIL vehicles.
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.