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Press Release | Oct. 22, 2014

Oct. 22: Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

October 22, 2014

Release #20141026

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Tuesday and today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct six airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted twelve airstrikes Tuesday and today using fighter, bomber, attack and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists in Iraq.

In Syria, six airstrikes near Kobani destroyed ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL building, and an ISIL logistical center. In Iraq, twelve airstrikes took place in the vicinity of Mosul Dam destroying a large ISIL unit, an ISIL mortar launching position, three ISIL vehicles, and multiple ISIL fighting positions. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely. Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation 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.