December 3, 2014
Release # 20141203
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla. -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Dec.
1-3 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct 14 airstrikes.
Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 11
airstrikes in Iraq Dec. 1-3 using fighter, attack, and remotely-piloted
aircraft against the ISIL terrorists.
In Syria, 14 airstrikes near
Kobani destroyed an ISIL vehicle, 17 ISIL fighting positions, and an
ISIL staging area. Also, those airstrikes suppressed eight other
fighting positions and struck a large ISIL unit.
In Iraq, four
airstrikes near Mosul destroyed five ISIL bunkers, two ISIL-occupied
buildings, an ISIL vehicle, a ISIL fighting position and two heavy
weapons. In addition, those airstrikes also struck a large ISIL unit
and a tactical ISIL unit. Near Ramadi, two airstrikes destroyed four
ISIL vehicles. Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an excavator and
struck a tactical ISIL unit. Near Sinjar an airstrike destroyed four
ISIL-occupied buildings and two ISIL tractor trailers. Near Hit, an
airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle. Near al Qaim, an airstrike
destroyed four ISIL vehicles. Near Fallujah an airstrike destroyed 12
ISIL vehicles, two ISIL weapon facilities and struck a tactical ISIL
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.