October 1, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 -
U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria
Tuesday and today using a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft
to conduct three airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces and a
partner nation used a mix of fighter and remotely piloted aircraft
Tuesday and today to conduct five airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.
Syria, three strikes near Kobani destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle, an
ISIL artillery piece, and an ISIL tank. All aircraft departed the strike
In Iraq, three strikes northwest of Mosul destroyed
two ISIL armed vehicles, destroyed an ISIL occupied building, and
struck two ISIL fighting positions. One strike in the vicinity of
Haditha Dam destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle while another strike
northwest of Baghdad destroyed two armed vehicles.
these strikes, the U.S. employed U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy fighter
aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. In
addition, the United Kingdom also participated in the Iraq airstrikes.
All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
The 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.