September 23, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 23, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq and
Syria, using a mix of bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct
three airstrikes last night and today.
Two of the airstrikes were
conducted last night as part of the operation over Syria and resulted in
one damaged ISIL armed vehicle and one destroyed ISIL armed vehicle
southwest of Dayr Az Zawr. In addition, a third airstrike in Iraq today
destroyed one ISIL armed vehicle northwest of Baghdad. All aircraft
exited the strike areas safely.
The strikes were conducted as part of the President's comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.
date, U.S. Central Command has conducted 194 airstrikes across Iraq
against ISIL. Along with partner nations, U.S. Central Command has also
conducted 16 airstrikes across Syria against ISIL.