Sunday, October 5, 2014
U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq
The U.S. Central Command released the below information:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter aircraft to conduct three airstrikes.
Separately, in Iraq U.S. military forces used helicopters and attack, bomber, and fighter aircraft to conduct six airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.
In Syria, one strike northwest of Al Mayadin destroyed an ISIL bulldozer, two ISIL tanks and destroyed another ISIL vehicle. Two strikes northwest of Ar Raqqah struck a large ISIL unit and destroyed six ISIL firing positions. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
In Iraq, four strikes northeast of Fallujah struck two mortar teams, a large ISIL unit and two small ISIL units. One strike southeast of Hit destroyed two ISIL Humvees. One strike northeast of Sinjar destroyed an ISIL Humvee.
To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed helicopters and attack, bomber, fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. All aircraft departed the strike areas safely.
Note: The above U.S. Air Force photo shows an Air Force KC-10 Extender in flight.
You can click on the photo to enlarge.
You can also read a Philadelphia Inquirer piece on the New Jersey base that supports the airstrikes in Iraq & Syria via the below link: