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Dec. 30: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Dec. 30, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

December 30, 2014
Release # 2014130

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA — U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, Dec. 30, using fighter aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq, Dec. 30, using fighter, remotely piloted and attack aircraft against the ISIL terrorists.

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

Syria

  • Near Kobani, six airstrikes destroyed three ISIL buildings, damaged an ISIL building, and struck an ISIL tactical unit.
  • Near Dayz ar Zawr, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL shipping container.

Iraq

  • Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed four ISIL excavators and two ISIL fighting positions.
  • Near Fallujah, three airstrikes destroyed four ISIL buildings and three ISIL tactical vehicles and struck an ISIL tactical unit and a large ISIL unit.
  • Near Ramadi, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
  • Near Bayji, one airstrike struck two ISIL buildings.
  • Near Mosul, one airstrike destroyed two ISIL tactical vehicles and two ISIL checkpoints and struck an ISIL tactical unit.

Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

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, 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.