January 4, 2015
Release # 2015004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria, Jan. 3, using fighter and bomber aircraft to
conduct six airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military
forces conducted one airstrike in Iraq, Jan. 3, using fighter aircraft
against ISIL terrorists. All strikes took place between 8 a.m., Jan. 3,
and 8 a.m., Jan. 4, local time.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
Near Kobani, six airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL
fighting position and destroyed three ISIL vehicles, four ISIL
buildings, three ISIL fighting positions, and two ISIL staging areas.
* Near Mosul, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
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.