Airstrikes by United States and partner nation aircraft continued against ISIL terrorists in Syria Nov. 7-10, with bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducting 23 airstrikes, according to Central Command officials.
A further 18 airstrikes were carried out by U.S. and partner nation aircraft against ISIL forces in Iraq during the same time frame. A mix of bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft also carried out the attacks in Iraq.
Airstrikes in Syria
In Syria, 13 airstrikes near Kobani struck an ISIL vehicle, and five small ISIL units. The airstrikes destroyed a building being used by ISIL as an ammunition stockpile, an ISIL command and control building, and seven ISIL fighting positions. Two ISIL fighting positions were damaged. Southeast of Dayr Az Zawr eight airstrikes damaged several structures at an ISIL oil collection facility used to trans-load oil for the black market. Two airstrikes east of Dayr Az Zawr damaged another ISIL oil collection point. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Seven airstrikes near Bayji, in Iraq, struck three small ISIL units and destroyed an ISIL sniper position and two ISIL vehicles. Three airstrikes in Fallujah destroyed an ISIL vehicle mounted with an anti-aircraft gun, and struck two small ISIL units and ISIL fighters who were emplacing an improvised explosive device on a road. The United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are among the Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq.
Near Mosul, three airstrikes hit a small ISIL unit, and destroyed an ISIL armed truck and a vehicle convoy consisting of 10 ISIL armed trucks, the release stated. Two airstrikes near Al Qaim destroyed an ISIL armored vehicle and two ISIL checkpoints, and an airstrike 32 miles southwest of Haditha destroyed two ISIL Humvees. Another near Ramadi struck a small ISIL unit, and an airstrike in Ar Rutbah destroyed an ISIL checkpoint.
Airstrike assessments were based on initial reports. No aircraft were lost in the strikes.
The strikes were part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, the region and the wider international community, the release stated.