November 15, 2015 by CJTF-OIR Release # 20151115-01
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA- On Nov. 14, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted six strikes using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:
• Near Al Hasakah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
• Near Ar Raqqah, one strike produced inconclusive results.
• Near Mar’a, one strike destroyed an ISIL improvised explosive device cluster, an ISIL fighting position and two ISIL defensive berms.
• Near Al Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint and wounded an ISIL fighter.
• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike struck an ISIL cash distribution site.
• Near Kisik, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL mortar system, suppressed an ISIL light machine gun, and wounded an ISIL fighter.
• Near Mosul, one strike suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun.
• Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
• Near Ramadi, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL cache, two ISIL buildings, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device, an ISIL command and control node, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
• Near Sinjar, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL fighting position, and wounded an ISIL fighter.
Strike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
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, and the wider international community.
The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations. Coalition nations which have conducted strikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. Coalition nations which have conducted strikes in Syria include Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.