Coalition Airstrike on ISIS Staging Area, 8 September 2015

Published on Sep 14, 2015In
coordination with the Government of Iraq, the Coalition conducted
airstrikes Sept. 8 against an ISIL operating base and staging area
located in a stadium near Ramadi.

The stadium was a key ISIL
command and supply hub in the Ramadi region and was being used to store
large amounts of homemade explosives, weapons and ammunition as well as
VBIED components. ISIL used the stadium as a base of operations to
control fighters across the Ramadi region, and as a central node for
lethal aid funneled down the Euphrates River Valley. Destroying this hub
will significantly disrupt ISIL’s ability to conduct operations and
resupply their fighters in Ramadi.

CJTF-OIR continues to target
and destroy ISIL fighting positions, infrastructure and equipment in
support of Iraqi Security Forces ground operations.