"The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL [Islamic State] terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria and the wider international community," the release stated. "The destruction of ISIL [Islamic State] targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations."
In Syria, the strikes targeted tactical units near the towns of Kobani, Manbil and Mar’a, as well as a fighting position near Mar’a, the release explained.
Seven of the 18 strikes in Iraq hit Daesh tactical units, staging areas, rockets, a weapons cache, heavy machine gun and vehicles, according to the release.
The other 11 strikes targeted positions near the Iraqi cities and towns of Fallujah, Mosul, Ramadi, Al Huwayiah, Qayyarah Sultan Abdallah and Tal Afar.
Daesh, is a designated terrorist group outlawed in the United States and Russia, as well as in numerous other countries. The infamous terror group has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq, and declared a caliphate on territories under its control.