November 1, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 1, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
Friday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct five
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces
conducted five airstrikes in Iraq Friday and today using attack, bomber
and fighter aircraft against ISIL terrorists.
In Syria, five
airstrikes conducted near Kobani suppressed or destroyed nine ISIL
fighting positions and struck one ISIL building. In Iraq, one airstrike
southwest of the Mosul Dam destroyed one ISIL vehicle. Four airstrikes
near Al Qaim, Iraq, heavily damaged or destroyed four ISIL vehicles and
struck four ISIL buildings. All aircraft departed the strike areas
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. Among the coalition nations
conducting airstrikes in Iraq are the U.S., France, the United Kingdom,
Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. Coalition Nations
conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the
United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain.