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July 25: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-279 July 25, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
July 25, 2017
Release # 20170725-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On July 24, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
* Near Al Shadaddi, seven strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed two staging areas, two command and control nodes, an IED storage area, an observation post and a fighting position.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed 14 ISIS oil stills and five well-heads.
* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, a VBIED, and a mortar system; and damaged a fighting position.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Al Qaim, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a supply cache.

Additionally, 13 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 20 and July 23 that closed within the last 24 hours.
* On July 20, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.
* On July 23, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed six fighting positions, a vehicle, and a tunnel entrance; and damaged a supply route.
* On July 23, near Kisik, Iraq, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position, and suppressed a mortar team.

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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