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August 28: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-330 Aug. 28, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
August 28, 2017
Release # 20170828-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Aug. 27, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed seven ISIS oil stills.
*Near Al Hawl, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, a mortar system, and a fighting position.
*Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 19 fighting positions, five logistics nodes, three vehicles, three ISIS headquarters, two VBIEDs, and two command and control nodes.
In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions.

Additionally, 39 strikes consisting of 46 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on May 26June 11June 17July 24, Aug. 22, and Aug. 25-26 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*On May 26, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
*On June 11, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed two fighting positions.
*On June 17, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed nine fighting positions and an explosives facility.
*On July 24, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.
*On Aug. 22, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.
*On Aug. 25, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node and two fighting positions.
*On Aug. 26, near Al Huwayjah, Iraq, one strike destroyed eight ISIS oil stills.
*On Aug. 26, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.
*On Aug. 26, near Raqqah, Syria, 22 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions.
*On Aug. 26, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two medium machine guns, two VBIEDs, two command and control nodes, a weapons cache, and a fighting position.

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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