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August 30: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-332 Aug. 30, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
August 30, 2017
Release # 20170830-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Aug. 29, Coalition military forces conducted 56 strikes consisting of 109 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 51 strikes consisting of 84 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed six ISIS oil stills, five oil storage barrels, a front-end loader, a fuel truck and damaged an ISIS supply route.
*Near Al Hawl, one strike destroyed a command and control node.
*Near Raqqah, 46 strikes engaged 30 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 66 fighting positions, five heavy machine guns, five vehicles, three medium machine guns, three anti-air systems, three ISIS communications lines, two command and control nodes, an ISIS headquarters, a weapons cache, an ISIS staging area, a VBIED, damaged eight fighting positions and suppressed two heavy machine guns.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed a weapons cache and destroyed a tunnel.
*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two front-end loaders and an ISIS fuel truck.
*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a weapons storage facility.
*Near Tal Afar, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and two snipers and destroyed three fighting positions, two ISIS-held buildings, a supply cache, a medium machine gun, damaged five fighting positions and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.

Additionally, 53 strikes consisting of 42 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 26-27 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*On Aug. 27, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed a command control node.
*On Aug. 27, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.
*On Aug. 28, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS chemical weapons cache.
*On Aug. 28, near Raqqah, Syria, 46 strikes engaged 32 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 37 fighting positions, two VBIEDs, a UAS, and a command and control node.
*On Aug. 28, near Tal Afar, Iraq, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings and a tunnel.

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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