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:
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.
* 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.
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.