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Jan. 10: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Jan. 11, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL

January 10, 2015

Release # 2015010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Jan. 9, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter, and bomber aircraft to conduct 12 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military forces conducted three airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 9, and 8 a.m., Jan. 10, local time.

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

Syria
* Near Kobani, 11 airstrikes struck two large ISIL units and one ISIL tactical unit, and destroyed an ISIL building and 15 fighting positions.
* Near Al Hasakah, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL guard facilities.

Iraq
* Near Erbil, an airstrike struck an ISIL controlled bridge.
* Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed a ISIL armored vehicle and semi-truck.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike struck a ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.

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.