October 6, 2014
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 6, 2014 —
U.S. and partner nations' military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria Sunday and today using fighter and remotely piloted
aircraft to conduct three airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces
used remotely piloted and rotary wing aircraft to conduct three
airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.
In Syria, one strike destroyed an
ISIL tank near Taqba Airfield west of Ar Raqqah. One strike destroyed
two ISIL fighting positions south of Kobani. One strike southeast of
Dayr az Zawr destroyed an ISIL tank. To conduct these strikes, the U.S.
employed fighter and remotely piloted aircraft deployed to the U.S.
Central Command area of operations. All aircraft departed the strike
In Iraq, two strikes northeast of Fallujah struck
two small ISIL units and destroyed two ISIL mortar placements and an
ISIL bunker. An airstrike west of Ramadi damaged an ISIL-held building.
To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed remotely piloted and rotary
wing aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
In addition, the Kingdom of Belgium and the United Kingdom participated
in these airstrikes. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
U.S. strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive
strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. The destruction and degradation of
ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's
ability to lead, control, project power and conduct operations.