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Airstrikes continue against ISIL targets in Syria, Iraq

jet defense plane militaryTAMPA, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

Separately, officials added, U.S. and partner-nation forces conducted three airstrikes using fighter and attack aircraft against ISIL terrorists in Iraq.

In Syria, four airstrikes near Kobani destroyed ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL building, and a large ISIL unit. In Iraq, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position south of the Bayji oil refinery. Another airstrike southeast of Mosul Dam destroyed an ISIL fighting position, and an airstrike north of Fallujah suppressed an ISIL attack.

All aircraft exited the strike areas safely, officials said, and airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.

The U.S. strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the terrorist group ISIL and the threat they pose to Iraq, the region and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to project power and conduct operations, Centcom officials said.

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I’m concerned with the lack of support for th marine in Mexico prison. I say we get 10,000 veterans on the boarder and tell them they will release him or we will go get him. We are leaving him behind… It’s truly sad

This is exactly the type of 21st century peace keeping I’ve envisioned. Keep up the good work.

The only way you can totally stop ISIS is with ground troops.

@maybe-I agree with your comment but really hope it is not our troops who will have their boots on the ground. Thanks to Osama Obama we wasted all those live and money the last time and I sure wouldn’t want to see it again. It is their country, let them defend it.

There are a couple million vets in the country today, a lot of them would volunteer to go over and kick some ISIS butt, all they would require was guns and ammo.

@maybe-that would be OK if they would let them fight to win. But with this bunch we have in the White House right now you know that wouldn’t happen.

They would fly the vets over there, gave them a rifle and a couple thousand rounds of ammo and then left them completely alone to do their thing. Even if the government would try to get involved the vets wouldn’t listen to them anyway.

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