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September 9: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-355 Sept. 9, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
September 9, 2017
Release # 20170909-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 8, Coalition military forces conducted 43 strikes consisting of 47 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 40 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Raqqah, 40 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 24 fighting positons, four logistics node, two vehicles, an ISIS communication line, a mortar system, a command and control node and suppressed four fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.
•Near Bashir, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node.
•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED.

Additionally, 34 strikes consisting of 46 engagements were conducted in Syria on Aug. 23 and Sept.3-7 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•On Aug. 23, near Raqqah, one strike suppressed a fighting position.
•On Sept. 3, near Raqqah, two strikes destroyed two command and control nodes, a logistics node, a fighting position and suppressed a fighting position.
•On Sept. 4, near Raqqah, two strikes destroyed four fighting positions.
•On Sept. 5, near Raqqah, one strike destroyed a fighting position.
•On Sept. 6, near Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions and a command and control node.
•On Sept. 7, near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical unit and a vehicle.
•On Sept. 7, near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles and an ISIS communication line.
•On Sept. 7, near Raqqah, 22 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 15 vehicles, four VBIEDs and suppressed four fighting positions.

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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