October 29, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 29, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
Tuesday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct eight
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. forces conducted six airstrikes in Iraq
Tuesday and today using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft
against ISIL terrorists.
In Syria, eight airstrikes near Kobani
destroyed five ISIL fighting positions, a small ISIL unit, six ISIL
vehicles, an ISIL-occupied building and an ISIL command and control
node. In Iraq, three airstrikes in the vicinity of Fallujah destroyed
three small ISIL units. Three airstrikes near Sinjar destroyed one
small ISIL unit and two ISIL vehicles. 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.