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August 27: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-329 Aug. 27, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
August 27, 2017
Release # 20170827-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Aug. 26, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed four pieces of ISIS oil equipment and damaged an ISIS bridge.
*Near Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, six logistics nodes, and three vehicles

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
*Near Tal Afar, three strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles and a fighting position.

Additionally, 58 strikes consisting of 85 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 13July 16July 19July 21 -23, Aug 24 and Aug. 25 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On July 13, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.
*On July 16, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.
*On July 19, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
*On July 21, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, an anti-air artillery system, and a fighting position.
*On July 22, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and a mortar system.
*On July 23, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed two ISIS well-heads.
*On Aug. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions, two command and control nodes, and a heavy machine gun.
*On Aug. 25, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed ISIS oil equipment.
*On Aug. 25, near Raqqah, Syria, 31 strikes engaged 18 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 11 fighting positions, two command and control nodes, five vehicles, and three heavy machine guns.
*On Aug. 25, near Al Huwayjah, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node and an ISIS oil still.
*On Aug. 25, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a staging area, and damaged three 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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