November 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 14, 2014
— U.S and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Nov. 12-14 using bomber, fighter and remotely
piloted aircraft to conduct 19 airstrikes against ISIL and one U.S.
airstrike against a network of veteran al-Qa'ida operatives, sometimes
called the "Khorasan Group." Separately, U.S. and partner nation
military forces conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq Nov. 12-14 using attack,
bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
Syria, 17 airstrikes conducted near Kobani struck 10 ISIL units,
destroyed ten fighting positions, an ISIL building, two ISIL vehicles,
and an ISIL motorcycle. An airstrike east of Ar Raqqah destroyed an
ISIL training camp. Another airstrike east of Dayr Az Zawr destroyed an
ISIL oil collection point. Finally, in northwest Syria west of Aleppo,
a U.S. airstrike struck terrorists associated with a network of veteran
Al Qaeda operatives, sometimes called the "Khorasan Group," who are
plotting external attacks against the United States and our allies.
Iraq, airstrikes south of Kirkuk struck four small ISIL units and an
ISIL vehicle. Two airstrikes west of Kirkuk struck two small ISIL
units, destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL weapons bunker, and
an ISIL vehicle. One airstrike west of Taji destroyed three ISIL
vehicles. Two airstrikes near Ar Rutbah destroyed 13 ISIL vehicles and
two ISIL excavators. Three airstrikes near Bayji struck two small ISIL
units and destroyed one ISIL vehicle. An airstrike near Fallujah struck
a large ISIL unit. Finally, one airstrike east of Mosul, Iraq,
destroyed one small ISIL unit.
All aircraft returned to base safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
strikes against ISIL 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