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U.S.-led forces carry out 23 more airstrikes in Syria and Iraq - military


PUBLISHED Mon, June 29, 2015 - 12:37pm EDT


U.S.-led forces carried out another 23 airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the Combined Joint Task Force reports. Seventeen of the airstrikes were carried out in Iraq, including 5 near Tal Afar and 3 near Sinjar. Details about casualties were not available.


  Statement from the Combined Joint Task Force on Sunday's airstrikes

Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq June 28. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted six airstrikes using attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 17 airstrikes approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense using attack, bomber and fighter aircraft against ISIL terrorists.

"Coalition airstrikes increase Daesh viscosity, as its capabilities are removed and its freedom of movement is impacted," said Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, CJTF-OIR chief of staff.

The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:

Syria

· Near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL crane.

· Near Al Hasakah, one airstrike had inconclusive results.

· Near Kobani, four airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying eight ISIL boats, three ISIL vehicles, two ISIL bunkers, an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL mortar system.

Iraq

· Near Bayji, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying an ISIL vehicle.

· Near Habbaniyah, two airstrikes struck an ISIL logistics compound and an ISIL staging area.

· Near Haditha, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit.

· Near Makhmur, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL heavy machine gun.

· Near Mosul, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL vehicle.

· Near Sinjar, three airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units and three ISIL heavy machine guns, destroying four ISIL buildings.

· Near Tal Afar, five airstrikes struck four ISIL tactical units, three ISIL bunkers and land features denying ISIL a tactical advantage, destroying two ISIL mortar firing positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL vehicle.

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






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