Attacks Continue in Iraq and Syria Against ISIL

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Royal Canadian Air Force fighter jet
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F-22 Raptor fighter

WASHINGTON – U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct six airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

Separately, U.S. and coalition military forces conducted 12 airstrikes in Iraq, using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL terrorists, officials reported.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Jan. 28 and 8 a.m. yesterday, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

— Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck an ISIL fighting position, three ISIL tactical units, and a large ISIL unit.

— Near Dayr az Zawr, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL crude oil collection point.

Airstrikes in Iraq

— Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

— Near Ar Rutbah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

— Near Mosul, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL weapons storage facility.

— Near Sinjar, five airstrikes struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed 21 ISIL vehicles, four ISIL buildings, an ISIL shipping container, an ISIL modular structure, and an ISIL armored vehicle.

— Near Tal Afar, four airstrikes struck two large ISIL units and an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL bunker, an ISIL armored vehicle, an ISIL bulldozer, three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL building, and an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

All aircraft returned to base safely.

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.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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