September 27, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 27, 2014 -
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Friday and today, using fighter and remotely piloted
aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces
used attack aircraft to conduct three airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.
Syria, an ISIL vehicle was destroyed south of Al-Hasakah. Also near
Al-Hasakah several buildings that were part of an ISIL garrison were
destroyed. An ISIL command and control facility near Manbij was damaged.
An ISIL building and two armed vehicles at the Kobani border crossing
were destroyed. An ISIL held airfield, an ISIL garrison and an ISIL
training camp near Ar Raqqah were damaged.
To conduct these
strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy attack and
fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of
operations. In addition, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates also participated in
these strikes. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
Iraq, three airstrikes southwest of Irbil destroyed four ISIL armed
vehicles and destroyed an ISIL fighting position. All aircraft exited
the strike areas safely.
The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.