Monday, April 18, 2016

Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria

Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 18, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Strikes in Syria
Ground attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted three strikes in Syria:
-- Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
-- Near Manbij, two strikes destroyed two ISIL anti-air artillery pieces.
Strikes in IraqFighter, ground attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:
-- Near Baghdadi, three strikes struck an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL communications facility and an ISIL staging area.
-- Near Fallujah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.-- Near Hit, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Kirkuk, a strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL vehicles.
-- Near Kisik, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed three ISIL assembly areas and suppressed an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL rocket team.
-- Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units; destroyed two ISIL mortar positions, two ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL boat; and suppressed an ISIL rocket team.
-- Near Qayyarah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL safe house.
-- Near Sinjar, a strike suppressed an ISIL tactical unit.

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