Inherent Resolve Air Strikes Continue in Syria and Iraq

Canadian Fighter Jet in Middle East
Canadian Fighter Jet in Middle East
Canadian Fighter Jet in Middle East
Canadian Fighter Jet in Middle East

SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 26, 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

Fighter, attack and bomber aircraft conducted five airstrikes in Syria:

— Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL military garrison.

— Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, five ISIL fighting positions and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

Airstrikes in Iraq

Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 24 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:

— Near Bayji, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

— Near Fallujah, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and two ISIL fighting positions.

— Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck an ISIL checkpoint and an ISIL staging area.

— Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL fighting position.

— Near Tikrit, 17 airstrikes struck multiple ISIL buildings, two ISIL bridges, three ISIL checkpoints, two ISIL staging areas, two ISIL berms, an ISIL roadblock and an ISIL command and control facility.

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.

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