Oct. 30: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Release No: UNRELEASED Oct. 30, 2014 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 30, 2014

Release #20141036

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Wednesday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct twelve airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted two airstrikes in Iraq Wednesday and today using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

In Syria, ten airstrikes near Kobani struck two small ISIL units and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions and five ISIL-occupied buildings. Additionally, an ISIL headquarters building was damaged near Dayr Az Zawr and an ISIL security building was damaged near Ar Raqqah. In Iraq, one airstrike near Bayji struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle. One airstrike west of Ramadi struck an ISIL checkpoint. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The 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.