December 30, 2014
Release # 2014130
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
— 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:
- 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.
- Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed four ISIL excavators and two ISIL fighting positions.
Fallujah, three airstrikes destroyed four ISIL buildings and three ISIL
tactical vehicles and struck an ISIL tactical unit and a large ISIL
- 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.
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.