December 1, 2014
Release # 20141202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla. -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov.
28-Dec. 1 using fighter, bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft to conduct
27 airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces
conducted 28 airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 28 - Dec. 1 using attack, fighter,
and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
17 airstrikes near Kobani destroyed two ISIL-occupied buildings, three
ISIL tanks, three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL armored personnel
carrier, three ISIL vehicles and two ISIL staging areas, and also struck
seven tactical ISIL units. The airstrikes also targeted six ISIL
fighting positions and damaged an ISIL-occupied building. Near Ar
Raqqah, nine airstrikes struck an ISIL electronic warfare garrison, an
ISIL military garrison, an ISIL headquarters, an ISIL jamming system, an
ISIL tank and 14 ISIL vehicles. Near Aleppo, a U.S. airstrike struck a
target associated with a network of veteran al Qa'ida operatives,
sometimes called the "Khorasan Group."
In Iraq, 13 airstrikes near
Mosul destroyed four tactical ISIL units, two large ISIL units, two
fighting positions, three armored vehicles, seven vehicles, two ISIL
trucks and a bulldozer. Additionally, these airstrikes destroyed heavy
weapons to include two heavy machine guns, a mortar position and an
anti-aircraft artillery emplacement as well as an ISIL-occupied building
and a tunnel entrance. Near Sinjar, an airstrike destroyed two
Near Tal Afar, five airstrikes destroyed
19 ISIL vehicles, two ISIL bunkers, an ISIL compound and struck a
tactical ISIL unit. Near Hit, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL
checkpoint, an ISIL bunker, and an excavator and struck a tactical ISIL
unit and also damaged another ISIL checkpoint. Near Tal Talab, two
airstrikes destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and struck a tactical
ISIL unit. Near Tirkrit, two airstrikes destroyed three ISIL vehicles
and struck two large ISIL units. Near Kirkuk, an airstrike destroyed an
ISIL vehicle. Near Ramadi, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and
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 terrorist group ISIL 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 power 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.