Friday, May 29, 2015

U.S., Allies Target ISIL with 24 Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

The US-led Coalition conducted 20 airstrikes in Iraq and four in Syria targeting ISIL insurgents since early on Thursday, the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) announced. (Reuters, 29 May)

In Iraq, airstrikes carried out near Baiji, supporting the Iran-led coalition offensive to retake the oil refinery, and in Ramadi, Fallujah, Baghdadi, Makhmur, Sinjar and Tel Afar. In Syria, airstrikes hit targets near Al Hasakah and Kobani.

The airstrikes were conducted between 8 a.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. on Friday local time, CJTF said. All aircraft returned to base safely.

File photo: F-16 Fighting Falcon (USAF/DoD/AFP)

1 comment:

Brig. Gen. Basrawi (IQAF.ret) said...

Number of sorties are too few, averaging at 10-15 per day. Coalitions air campaign have proven to be a dissapointment to say the least. That number should be way higher, 100 at the minimum. Lately people from within US government have been voicing criticism too at the restrainment of Coalition efforts against ISIS.