October 8, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 -
U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria today using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct
nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces used attack and
fighter aircraft today to conduct three airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.
Syria, eight strikes near Kobani destroyed five ISIL armed vehicles, an
ISIL supply depot, an ISIL command and control compound, an ISIL
logistics compound, and eight ISIL occupied barracks, plus damaged
another. One strike southwest of Ar Raqqah destroyed four ISIL armed
vehicles and damaged two more. To conduct these strikes, the U.S.
employed U.S. bomber and fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central
Command area of operations. In addition, the Hashemite Kingdom of
Jordan participated in these airstrikes. All aircraft exited the strike
U.S. Central Command continues to monitor the
situation in Kobani closely. Indications are that Kurdish militia there
continue to control most of the city and are holding out against ISIL.
Iraq, one airstrike northwest of Ramadi destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.
One airstrike in Mosul destroyed four ISIL vehicles and damaged two
others while another airstrike south of Kirkuk destroyed two ISIL
fighting positions. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S.
attack and fighter 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.