Operation Inherent Resolve Air Strikes Continue over Syria and Iraq

An Air Task Force-Iraq (ATF-I) technician guides the pilot of a CF-188 Hornet fighter jet onto the ramp after the first Canadian airstrike over Syria during Operation IMPACT on April 8, 2015. Photo: Op Impact, DND
An Air Task Force-Iraq (ATF-I) technician guides the pilot of a CF-188 Hornet fighter jet onto the ramp after the first Canadian airstrike over Syria during Operation IMPACT on April 8, 2015. Photo: Op Impact, DND


WASHINGTON – INTERNATIONAL NEWS – U.S. and coalition 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.

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

Fighter and attack aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria.

— Near Al Hasakah, three airstrikes struck an ISIL fighting position, destroying an ISIL improvised explosive device cache and an ISIL mortar position.

— Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL boats.

An Air Task Force-Iraq (ATF-I) technician guides the pilot of a CF-188 Hornet fighter jet onto the ramp after the first Canadian airstrike over Syria during Operation IMPACT on April 8, 2015. Photo: Op Impact, DND
An Air Task Force-Iraq (ATF-I) technician guides the pilot of a CF-188 Hornet fighter jet onto the ramp after the first Canadian airstrike over Syria during Operation IMPACT on April 8, 2015. Photo: Op Impact, DND

Airstrikes in Iraq

Fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 16 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

— Near Bayji, seven airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units and an ISIL staging area, destroying four ISIL fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and an ISIL warehouse.

— Near Fallujah, four airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, destroying four ISIL vehicles and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

— Near Kirkuk, an airstrike struck multiple ISIL fighting positions.

— Near Mosul, an airstrike struck an ISIL armored vehicle.

— Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit, destroying two ISIL structures.

— Near Sinjar, two airstrikes destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL engineer vehicle.

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, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.