November 24, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 24, 2014 —
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Nov. 21-24 using fighter and bomber aircraft to
conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military
forces conducted fifteen airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 21-24 using fighter,
attack, bomber and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
Syria, seven airstrikes near Kobani destroyed three ISIL fighting
positions and two ISIL staging areas, damaged another ISIL staging area
and suppressed four ISIL fighting positions. Near Ar Raqqah, two
airstrikes struck an ISIL headquarters building.
In Iraq, five
airstrikes near Mosul destroyed an ISIL checkpoint, three ISIL HMMWVs, a
large ISIL unit, two tactical ISIL units and a heavy weapon. Near
al-Asad, two airstrikes destroyed a mortar position, a ISIL artillery
piece, an ISIL vehicle and a tactical ISIL unit and damaged an
ISIL-occupied building and an ISIL vehicle. Near Baghdad, two airstrikes
destroyed an ISIL-occupied building, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL HMMWV
and two tactical ISIL units, one of which was emplacing IEDs. Near
Ramadi, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL vehicles. Near Tal Afar, two
airstrikes suppressed a mortar position. Near Fallujah, an airstrike
struck an ISIL obstruction near Fallujah Dam. Near Hit, an airstrike
destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
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.