January 13, 2015
Release # 2015013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On Jan. 12, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct four
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted
seven airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, bomber and remotely
piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between
8 a.m., Jan. 12, and 8 a.m., Jan. 13, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, three airstrikes destroyed five ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Dawr az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL tank.
* Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL building.
* Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL tactical unit.
Near Mosul, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL tactical unit, two ISIL
bunkers, an ISIL heavy machine gun, two ISIL mortar positions, an ISIL
armored vehicle and an ISIL excavator.
* Near Baghdad, two
airstrikes destroyed an ISIL tactical unit and struck another, destroyed
an ISIL fighting position and two ISIL heavy machine guns.
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.