December 20, 2014
Release # 20141220
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Dec. 20 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct
five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces
conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 20 using fighter, bomber, and
attack aircraft against the ISIL terrorists.
The following is a summary of those strikes:
* Near Kobani, five airstrikes destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions.
Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL building, an ISIL
mortar, six ISIL technical vehicles and struck an ISIL tactical unit and
an ISIL checkpoint.
* Near Ar Rut bah, three airstrikes destroyed an
ISIL checkpoint and four ISIL tactical vehicles and damaged an ISIL
* Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed seven ISIL machine guns and two ISIL bunkers.
* Near Bayji, an airstrike destroyed three ISIL buildings and struck a large ISIL unit.
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.