December 18, 2014
Release # 20141218
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. and partner nation military
forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Dec. 18 using
fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct six airstrikes. Separately, U.S.
and partner nation military forces conducted five airstrikes in Iraq
Dec. 18 using fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft against the ISIL
The following is a summary of those strikes:
- Near Kobani - six airstrikes destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL building and also struck an ISIL tactical unit.
- Near Tal Afar- two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL excavator and an ISIL vehicle.
- Near Mosul- two airstrikes struck two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL Tactical unit.
- Near Ramadi- an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
All aircraft returned to base safely. 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.