U.S., partners continue airstrikes on IS targets in Syria, Iraq

U.S., partners continue airstrikes on IS targets in Syria, Iraq
# 03 January 2015 01:26 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. U.S. and partner-nation military forces on Thursday continued to attack Islamic State (IS) forces in Syria using fighter, bomber, and attack aircraft to conduct 12 airstrikes, the U.S. Defense Department said on Friday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Separately, U.S. and partner-nation military forces conducted 11 airstrikes on Thursday against IS terrorists in Iraq using fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft, according to a DOD statement.

In Syria, the airstrikes destroyed a total of 21 IS armored vehicles, 11 IS fighting position, four IS buildings, a large IS unit and an IS tank.

Meanwhile, airstrikes in Iraq destroyed six IS tactical unit, a large IS unit, two IS building, an IS fighting position and an IS shipping container.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S. , Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED