December 23, 2014
Release # 2014123
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Dec. 23 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct
seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces
conducted three airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 23 using fighter, bomber, and
attack aircraft against the ISIL terrorists.
The following is a summary of those strikes:
Near Kobani, six airstrikes destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions,
an ISIL building and struck several ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Barghooth, an airstrike struck ISIL oil collection equipment.
* Near Sinjar, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle and struck a mortar and an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Al Asad, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
All aircraft returned to base safely. 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.