U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria and Iraq over Labor Day, carrying out 15 airstrikes in the past 24 hours.
The forces in the region include the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which will make San Diego its new home port after the current tour of duty. The Roosevelt is taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve, which is targeting the self-declared Islamic state, also known known as ISIL or ISIS.
The Defense Department said Monday that fighter jets and remotely piloted aircraft conducted four airstrikes in Syria:
- Near Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL staging area
- Near Mar’a, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit
- Near Tamakh, two airstrikes destroyed five ISIL excavators
In Iraq, attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 11 airstrikes:
- Near Baghdadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles
- Rutbah, an airstrike struck an ISIL checkpoint
- Near Beiji, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL motorcycle
- Near Fallujah, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL artillery piece
- Near Habbaniyah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit
- Near Kisik, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun
- Near Ramadi, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun and an ISIL recoilless rifle
- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL light machine guns and an ISIL heavy machine gun
- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike struck an ISIL heavy machine gun firing position.
- Near Tuz, an airstrike destroyed 49 ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL tunnels and an ISIL weapons cache
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes include the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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