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June 11: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-220 June 11, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
June 11, 2017
Release # 20170611-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On June 10, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 70 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed three ISIS oil storage tanks.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, eight strikes destroyed 23 ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS separation tanks, two ISIS well heads, an ISIS-held building and an ISIS refinery.
*Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, four vehicles, two ISIS front-end loaders, two ISIS headquarters, an ISIS UAS and an ISIS barge.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Bayji, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three vehicles, two tactical vehicles, two ISIS-held buildings, an anti-air artillery system and an ISIS staging area.
*Near Kisik, one strike engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, four VBIEDs, two mortar systems, a medium machine gun, and an ISIS staging area.
*Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two mortar systems, two VBIEDs, a supply cache, and an explosives cache; and suppressed a mortar team.
*Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

Additionally, 11 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 8-9 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*On June 8, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
*On June 9, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two VBIEDs, two weapons caches, and an ISIS staging area.
*On June 9, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed an artillery system, an ISIS staging area, a fighting position, and a tunnel; and damaged two ISIS supply routes.

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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