October 2, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 - U.S.
and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists
in Syria Wednesday and today using a mix of fighter, attack, bomber and
remotely piloted aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately, U.S.
military and partner nation forces used a mix of fighter, attack, bomber
and remotely piloted aircraft Wednesday and today to conduct seven
airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.
In Syria, one strike near Kobani
destroyed an ISIL checkpoint. Another strike in Syria, north of Sinjar
Mountain, damaged an ISIL tank. One airstrike west of Raqqah destroyed
an ISIL tank, while one strike east of Aleppo struck multiple ISIL
facilities. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. Air Force
and U.S. Navy aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of
operations. In addition, the United Arab Emirates also participated in
these strikes. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
Iraq, one strike northwest of Baghdad destroyed two ISIL armed vehicles
and two other ISIL vehicles. Two strikes northwest of Mosul destroyed
an ISIL Humvee and damaged two others, destroyed three armed vehicles
and damaged another, damaged another vehicle and damaged an ISIL
building. One strike east of Fallujah destroyed an ISIL vehicle. Two
strikes west of Ramadi damaged an ISIL building and destroyed an ISIL
vehicle, while one strike northeast of Sinjar destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. Air Force and U.S.
Navy aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
In addition, the United Kingdom also participated in these airstrikes.
All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
The 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.