October 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria today
using bomber aircraft to conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S.
military forces used attack aircraft today to conduct two airstrikes
against ISIL in Iraq.
In Syria, six airstrikes south of Kobani
destroyed two ISIL-held buildings, one ISIL tank, one ISIL heavy machine
gun, and damaged an ISIL fighting position. These strikes also struck
one large and two small ISIL units. Three airstrikes north of Kobani
struck two small ISIL units and destroyed two ISIL-held buildings. To
conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. bomber aircraft deployed
to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. All aircraft exited the
strike areas safely.
In Iraq, an airstrike south of Sinjar
destroyed an ISIL bunker and ammunition cache, and a small ISIL unit.
Another airstrike, south of Sinjar Mountain, destroyed an ISIL armed
vehicle and a small ISIL unit. To conduct these strikes, the U.S.
employed attack aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of
operations. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy
to degrade and destroy ISIL. The destruction of targets in Syria and
Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to lead, control,
project power and conduct operations.