December 10, 2014
Release # 20141210
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Dec
8-10 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes.
Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 13
airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 8-10 using fighter, attack, and remotely-piloted
aircraft against the ISIL terrorists.
In Syria, seven airstrikes
near Kobani destroyed five ISIL fighting positions and struck three
other ISIL fighting positions and a large ISIL unit.
In Iraq, four
airstrikes near Sinjar destroyed four ISIL-occupied buildings, three
ISIL storage containers and two ISIL fighting positions and also struck
an ISIL guard tower. Near al-Qaim, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL
storage container and an ISIL armored vehicle, and also struck two ISIL
bunkers, two ISIL armored vehicles and two ISIL armored personnel
carriers. Near Ramadi, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle
and a heavy weapon, and also struck a tactical ISIL unit. Near Mosul,
two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL-occupied buildings, an ISIL bunker and
struck a tactical ISIL unit. Near Samarra, an airstrike destroyed two
ISIL vehicles and struck a tactical ISIL unit. Near Kirkuk, an airstrike
struck a tactical 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.