December 12, 2014
Release # 20141212
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Dec 10-12 using fighter and bomber aircraft to
conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military
forces conducted 20 airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 10-12 using fighter, bomber,
attack, and remotely-piloted aircraft against the
Syria, five airstrikes near Kobani destroyed five ISIL fighting
positions and also struck another ISIL fighting position. Near Aleppo,
an airstrike struck five ISIL-occupied buildings. Near al-Qaim, on the
Syrian border, an airstrike destroyed two ISIL fortifications.
Iraq, four airstrikes near Sinjar destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle and
two ISIL storage containers and also struck another ISIL armored vehicle
and an ISIL checkpoint. Near Ramadi, four airstrikes destroyed an
excavator and five ISIL vehicles and also struck an ISIL-occupied
building and three ISIL units. Near Ar Rutbah, three airstrikes
destroyed two bulldozers and an ISIL storage container. Near Mosul,
three airstrikes destroyed a bunker and a bulldozer and also struck an
excavator. Near alQaim, three airstrikes destroyed four ISIL vehicles,
two ISIL-occupied buildings, an ISIL storage container, and an ISIL
guard tower and also struck an ISIL bunker. Near Samarra, an airstrike
struck a large ISIL unit. Near Rawah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL
guard shack. Near Al Asad an airstrike struck an ISIL staging area.
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.
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.