January 5, 2015
Release # 2015005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, Jan. 4, using fighter and bomber aircraft to
conduct 14 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military
forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq, Jan. 4, using fighter aircraft
against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 4,
and 8 a.m., Jan. 5, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Kobani, eight airstrikes struck two large ISIL units and an ISIL
fighting position and destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions.
Dawr az Zawr, six airstrikes struck five ISIL crude oil collection
points and an ISIL crude oil pipeline and destroyed two ISIL armored
vehicles and an ISIL shipping container.
* Near Mosul, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit.
* Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL excavators.
* Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit.
* Near Al Asad, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the
operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose
to Iraq, 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.