Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Iraq
Coalition Strikes Continue
Against ISIL Terrorists in Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force
Operation Inherent Resolve News Release.
Southwest Asia — (DoD
News) — March 29, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued
to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq 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 Iraq
Attack aircraft conducted four strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in
support of Iraq’s government:
-- Near Hit, two strikes struck an ISIL bed-down location and an ISIL safe
-- Near Sinjar, a strike destroyed two ISIL assembly areas and suppressed an
ISIL machine gun position.
-- Near Sultan Abdallah, a strike destroyed three ISIL assembly areas.
Task force officials define a strike as one or more kinetic events that occur
in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes
cumulative, effect. Therefore, officials explained, a single aircraft delivering
a single weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple
aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against buildings, vehicles and weapon
systems in a compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making those
targets harder or impossible for ISIL to use. Accordingly, officials said, they
do not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of
munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact
points against a target.
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, 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 that have conducted strikes in Iraq include the United
States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and
the United Kingdom. Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Syria
include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, the
Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United
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