FROM: U.S. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
Combined Joint Task Force Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 5, 2015 – U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Fighter and bomber aircraft conducted 14 airstrikes in Syria, and fighter aircraft conducted six airstrikes in Iraq, officials said, noting that the strikes took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time.
Airstrikes in Syria
The Syria strikes took place in two locations:
-- Near Kobani, eight airstrikes struck two large ISIL units and an ISIL fighting position and destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Dawr az Zawr, six airstrikes struck five ISIL crude oil collection points and an ISIL crude oil pipeline and destroyed two ISIL armored vehicles and an ISIL shipping container.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Iraq airstrikes took place in four locations:
-- Near Mosul, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit.
-- Near Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed two ISIL excavators.
-- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck a large ISIL unit.
-- Near Asad, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, the region and the wider international community.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports, officials said.