TAMPA, Fla. — U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria Sunday and today using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct eight airstrikes.
In Syria, four airstrikes southwest of Kobani struck a large ISIS unit and a small ISIS unit, damaged an ISIS staging location and destroyed an ISIS heavy machine gun firing position. Three airstrikes northeast of Kobani struck a small ISIS unit, damaged two ISIS buildings and destroyed an ISIS staging location and three ISIS buildings. An airstrike northwest of Ar Raqqah struck an ISIS garrison. To conduct these strikes, the U.S. employed bomber and fighter aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. In addition, fighter aircraft from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participated in these airstrikes. All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.
The strikes were conducted as part of the President’s comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy ISIS. The destruction of targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to lead, control, project power and conduct operations.