September 28, 2014
RELEASE # 20140936
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 28, 2014
— U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Saturday and today, using a mix of attack, fighter
and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct eight airstrikes. Separately,
in Iraq U.S. military forces used fighter and remotely piloted aircraft
Saturday and today to conduct four airstrikes against ISIL.
Syria, two airstrikes near Dayr ar Zawr destroyed one ISIL tank and
damaged another. One airstrike in northeast Syria destroyed three ISIL
armed vehicles and an ISIL Humvee. U.S. and partner nations conducted
airstrikes on four ISIL-held modular refineries and an ISIL command and
control node north of Ar Raqqah; although we continue to assess the
outcome of these attacks, initial indications are that they were
To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. Air
Force and U.S. Navy fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central
Command area of responsibility. In addition, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
and the United Arab Emirates also participated in these strikes. All
aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
In Iraq, one airstrike
near Baghdad destroyed an ISIL safe house and damaged an ISIL
checkpoint. Three airstrikes near Fallujah destroyed two ISIL
checkpoints and an ISIL transport vehicle. All aircraft departed the
strike areas safely.
The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.