Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq
DoD News, Defense Media Activity
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have 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.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted four airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Raqqah, an airstrike destroyed an armored personnel carrier.
-- Near Kobani, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, three ISIL vehicles and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack and fighter aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraq Ministry of Defense:
-- Near Mosul, three airstrikes destroyed two ISIL excavators and an ISIL shipping container.
-- Near Ramadi, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL homemade explosive cache, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL building.
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, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.