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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DOD REPORTS ON COALITION AIRSTRIKES

FROM:  U.S. DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
Coalition Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 7, 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 three airstrikes in Syria:
-- Near Aleppo, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Kobani, two airstrikes destroyed six ISIL fighting positions.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 12 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

-- Near Rutbah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

-- Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL vehicle and destroyed an ISIL excavator.

-- Near Fallujah, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroyed an ISIL excavator, an ISIL mortar tube, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL-created dam.

-- Near Hit in Anbar Province, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.

-- Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL heavy machine guns, three ISIL buildings, an ISIL artillery piece and an ISIL mortar position.

-- Near Tal Afar, three airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed four ISIL excavators.

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.