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Coalition strikes ISIL Sunday and Monday

A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye aircraft assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lorelei Vander Griend
A U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye aircraft assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 124 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lorelei Vander Griend

TAMPA, FL – U.S. and partner nations’ military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

Separately, officials added, U.S. military forces used remotely piloted and rotary-wing aircraft to conduct three airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq.

In Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIL tank near Taqba Airfield west of Raqqah, one destroyed two ISIL fighting positions south of Kobani, and another southeast of Dayr az Zawr destroyed an ISIL tank. All aircraft left the strike areas safely, officials said.

In Iraq, two strikes northeast of Fallujah struck two small ISIL units and destroyed two mortar placements and a bunker. An airstrike west of Ramadi damaged an ISIL-held building. Belgium and the United Kingdom participated in these airstrikes, Centcom officials said, and all aircraft left the strike areas safely.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 213 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Card
An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 213 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, Oct. 2, 2014. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Card

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