October 15, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 15, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq
Tuesday and today, using attack and fighter aircraft to conduct five
airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces deployed bomber and fighter
aircraft Tuesday and today to conduct 18 airstrikes against ISIL in
In Iraq, one airstrike near Haditha Dam destroyed one ISIL
armed vehicle and one ISIL guard shack. Four airstrikes near Bayji
destroyed an ISIL building, an ISIL Humvee, and an ISIL machine gun, and
damaged an ISIL artillery piece. To conduct these strikes, attack and
fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations
were employed. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
Syria, 18 airstrikes near Kobani destroyed multiple ISIL fighting
positions and successfully struck 16 ISIL occupied buildings. To
conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. bomber and fighter
aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. All
aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
The U.S. strikes were
conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade
and destroy ISIL. The destruction and degradation of ISIL targets in
Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to lead,
control, project power and conduct operations.