November 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 21, 2014
— Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq. U.S. and
partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in
Syria Nov. 19-21 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct seven
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces
conducted 23 airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 19-21 using fighter, attack, bomber
and remotely-piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
In Syria, six airstrikes near Kobani destroyed four ISIL staging areas,
two ISIL-occupied buildings, two ISIL tactical units, and suppressed an
ISIL fighting position. Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike damaged an ISIL
In Iraq, six airstrikes near Bayji destroyed three ISIL buildings, a
bunker, two ISIL transport vehicles, five ISIL tactical units, an ISIL
checkpoint and damaged another ISIL building. Near Sinjar, four
airstrikes destroyed two ISIL barracks, an ISIL bunker and storage
facility, an ISIL guard post, at least eight ISIL armored vehicles and a
truck in a vehicle storage yard, as well as two tactical ISIL units.
West of Kirkuk, three airstrikes destroyed five bunkers, two ISIL
vehicles and an ISIL tactical unit. Near al Asad, four airstrikes
destroyed four ISIL vehicles, an ISIL building, and struck three ISIL
tactical units. Near Mosul, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL guard
post, an ISIL vehicle and two ISIL tactical units. Near Ramadi, two
airstrikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL tactical unit, while
also damaging an ISIL armored vehicle and an ISIL-occupied building.
Finally, in Tal Afar, an airstrike damaged an ISIL-occupied airfield.
All aircraft returned to base safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
The 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.