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Press Release | Oct. 29, 2014

Oct. 29: Military airstrikes continue against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq

October 29, 2014

Release #20141035

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.

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.