November 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 17, 2014
— U.S military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov.
14-17 using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct eleven airstrikes.
Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted 20
airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 14-17 using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely
piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
In Syria, nine
airstrikes near Kobani destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions,
suppressed another ISIL fighting position, destroyed four ISIL staging
areas, and struck one tactical ISIL unit. Two airstrikes near Dayr Az
Zawr struck an ISIL crude oil collection facility and destroyed one ISIL
In Iraq, four airstrikes near Ar Rutbah destroyed nine ISIL
trucks, two ISIL excavators and one ISIL front-loader, and damaged one
ISIL vehicle. Three airstrikes near Fallujah destroyed two ISIL
vehicles, one ISIL bulldozer and one ISIL front-loader. One airstrike
southwest of Mosul Dam destroyed one ISIL bulldozer and struck one
tactical ISIL unit. Two airstrikes west of Mosul struck two ISIL
tactical units and destroyed one ISIL vehicle and an ISIL fighting
position. Three airstrikes near Kirkuk struck one tactical ISIL unit,
and damaged one ISIL tank and destroyed another. One airstrike
southwest of Al Qaim destroyed one ISIL vehicle. One airstrike in Tel
Afar struck one tactical ISIL unit. Five airstrikes near Bayji struck
two tactical ISIL units and one large ISIL unit and destroyed one ISIL
tank, one ISIL vehicle, and four ISIL fighting positions.
All aircraft returned to base safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
strikes were conducted as part of 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, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition
nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain,
Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.