U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State on Wednesday destroyed two "significant VBIED [Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device] production facilities" near Mosul, Iraq.
VBIEDs are essentially car bombs and are one of ISIS's deadliest weapons. According to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, ISIS controls about 2,300 armored U.S. Humvees and converts them into VBIEDs.
U.S. Central Command said Wednesday that the production facilities destroyed in the airstrike "contributed to the VBIED network fueling ISIL's terrorist activities in the region.
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US-led airstrikes blew up an ISIS car bomb factory near Mosul
A Coalition airstrike destroys a Daesh weapons storage warehouse near Fallujah, Iraq to disrupt terrorist operations.
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the Daesh terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, and the wider international community. The destruction of Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct operations.
This video depicts a strike against an ISIL ammunition bunker near Bayji, Iraq.
The strikes were conducted as part of 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. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition Nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Airstrike against ISIL bunker conducted 4 November near Bayji, Iraq.
Operational video of a U.S. airstrike against an ISIL logistics base west of Mosul, Iraq Oct. 27
U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft conducted an airdrop Oct. 27 in the vicinity of Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, to provide humanitarian aid for delivery by Iraqi Security Forces to members of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe. The aircraft delivered more than 7,000 halal meals which were retrieved by ISF and delivered to the tribe who recently relocated from their homes near Hit, Iraq, to flee ISIL aggression. The C-130 aircraft, which are deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, exited the airdrop zone safely.
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"We will continue to systematically target and attack the Daesh VBIED network to increase security for the Iraqi Security Forces and the Iraqi population," said Col. Christopher Garver, Combined Joint Task Force -- Operation Inherent Resolve public affairs officer.
Combined Joint Task Force
Earlier this month, airstrikes against ISIS obliterated a key supply hub near the Iraqi city of Ramadi -- a stadium stocked with " homemade explosives, weapons and ammunition as well as VBIED [Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device] components."