September 29, 2014
RELEASE # 20140937
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 29, 2014
— U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Sunday and today, using a mix of fighter and
remotely piloted aircraft to conduct eight airstrikes. Separately, U.S.
military forces used attack and remotely piloted aircraft Sunday and
today to conduct three airstrikes in Iraq.
In Syria, one airstrike
near Dayr ar Zawr destroyed one ISIL armed vehicle while another
destroyed an ISIL anti-aircraft artillery transport vehicle. U.S. and
partner nations conducted two airstrikes on an ISIL compound and an
ISIL-held airfield in northwest Syria near Aleppo. Two airstrikes were
conducted on ISIL compounds near Ar Raqqah, while two other airstrikes
struck an ISIL training camp and ISIL vehicles within a vehicle staging
area adjacent to an ISIL-held grain storage facility near Manbij. The
storage facility was being used by ISIL as a logistics hub and vehicle
staging facility. Although we continue to assess the outcome of these
attacks, initial indications are that they were successful.
conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. Air Force aircraft
deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. In
addition, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Jordan also
participated in these strikes. All aircraft departed the strike areas
In Iraq, one airstrike in the vicinity of Kirkuk destroyed
two ISIL vehicles while another in the vicinity of Sinjar destroyed two
ISIL armed vehicles. One strike against an ISIL armed vehicle in
northwest Iraq was unsuccessful. All aircraft departed the strike areas
The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.