January 11, 2015
Release # 2015011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On Jan. 10, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter, and bomber aircraft to
conduct 10 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces
conducted nine airstrikes in Iraq, using attack and fighter aircraft
against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 10,
and 8 a.m., Jan. 11, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
* Near Kobani, nine airstrikes destroyed 15 ISIL fighting positions.
Near Abu Kamal, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed an ISIL shipping container, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL
* Near Erbil, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings.
Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and an
ISIL building, and destroyed an ISIL sniper firing position and an ISIL
* Near Mosul, four airstrikes struck an ISIL armored
vehicle, an ISIL tactical unit, and a large ISIL unit and destroyed an
ISIL armored vehicle, five ISIL vehicles, and 21 ISIL boats.
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.