The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
As of April 9, 2015, the total cost of operations related to ISIL since kinetic operations started on Aug. 8, 2014, is $2.11 billion and the average daily cost is $8.6 million.
Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 21, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Syria:
— Near Hasakah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL trench system, destroying two ISIL fighting positions.
— Near Aleppo, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb.
— Near Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL staging area.
— Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL fighting positons, two ISIL mortar positions and an ISIL vehicle.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack and fighter aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
— Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL structure.
— Near Fallujah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
— Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
— Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL tunnel system, destroying three ISIL buildings and three ISIL heavy machine guns.
— Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL buildings and two ISIL heavy machine guns.
— Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tunnel system, destroying an ISIL vehicle bomb.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, 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 terror and conduct operations, officials said.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
It irks us, and probably most Americans, that our POTUS, acting as CIC of our US Military, continues to insist on calling IS/ISIS/The Islamic State/Daesh ISIL.
Calling our Islamic jihadist military enemies ISIL only feeds the growing Islamic State’s megalomaniacal evil desire of wiping our ally Israel and USA off the global map.
Militant Muslims of Islam desire to conquer every square inch of the globe for the ultimate goal of establishing a one world Sharia compliant government aka global Islamic Caliphate in the name of allah & Muhammad.
We would hope all US Military leadership would understand the wrongful act of defining our allies as enemies and our enemies as allies. USA can’t obviously win wars without the definition of Islamic being applied and targeting of the Islamic enemy as the enemy.
We must all stop appeasing the Islamic enemies of Yeshua Ha Mashiach, The Triune Judeo Christian God IJN+ it only makes Islamic evil temporarily more empowered. The Lion of Judah, King Jesus has already won the Eternal War and is coming again soon to defend Israel.
~by M. Katherine Orts & husband Pastor David Orts founders WorldwideBroadcasting.com & USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth”
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