October 25, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
Friday and today using bomber aircraft to conduct one airstrike.
Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted twenty-two
airstrikes Friday and today using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL terrorists in Iraq.
In Syria, one airstrike
near Kobani destroyed an ISIL artillery piece. In Iraq, three
airstrikes near Bayji struck a large ISIL unit, a small ISIL unit,
destroyed an ISIL building, damaged an ISIL building and destroyed two
ISIL fighting positions. One airstrike southeast of the Mosul Dam
struck a large ISIL unit while ten airstrikes west of the Mosul Dam
struck four small ISIL units, one large ISIL unit, destroyed an ISIL
building, six ISIL fighting positions and four ISIL staging locations.
Four airstrikes near Fallujah struck two small ISIL units, destroyed an
ISIL vehicle and destroyed an ISIL fighting position. Two airstrikes
near Qurayat al Hajjaj struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL
building. One airstrike east of Hayy Al Arabi destroyed an ISIL
building. Finally, one airstrike near Aynzalah destroyed an ISIL
building. 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, United Kingdom, Australia,
Belgium and the Netherlands. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in
Syria include the U.S., Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and