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June 4: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-211 June 4, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
June 4, 2017
Release # 20170604-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On June 3, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 65 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and an ISIS pump jack.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS well heads and a vehicle.
*Near Palmyra, one strike destroyed an ISIS pump jack.
*Near Raqqah, 16 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed 17 fighting positions, three vehicles, and an ISIS excavator; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, a heavy machine gun and an ISIS staging area.
*Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and an ISIS staging area.
*Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a weapons cache.
*Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 13 fighting positions, four mortar systems, four medium machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, and a heavy machine gun; damaged six fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

Additionally, six strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 2 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*Near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed four ISIS oil separation tanks and three oil storage tanks.
*Near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions.

*Near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and a sniper; destroyed six medium machine guns, four heavy machine guns, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and a UAV; damaged 11 ISIS supply roads; and suppressed a medium machine gun team.
*Near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.

These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world.

This Coalition strike release contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery and ground-based tactical artillery.

A strike, as defined in the Coalition release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect in that location.  For example, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined.

CJTF-OIR does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. The information used to compile the daily strike releases is based on 'Z' or Greenwich Mean Time.

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