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September 11: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-357 Sept. 11, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
September 11, 2017
Release # 20170911-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 9-10, Coalition military forces conducted 78 strikes consisting of 91 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 9, Coalition military forces conducted 38 strikes consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions and a vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, 34 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed 21 fighting positions, 16 vehicles, four heavy machine guns, two command and control nodes, a logistics node, and engineering equipment; and suppressed six fighting positions.

In Syria, on Sept. 10, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS UAS, a VBIED facility, a VBIED, a vehicle and a tactical vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, two logistics nodes, and a vehicle; and suppressed two fighting positions.

In Iraq, on Sept. 9, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two command and control nodes, two weapons caches, a vehicle, an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS-held building.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•Near Rawah, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed seven command and control nodes, a VBIED, an ISIS-held building, and a vehicle.

In Iraq, on Sept. 10, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two vehicles.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an explosives factory.
•Near Rutbah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS training camp and a VBIED facility.
•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed two command and control nodes.

Additionally, 20 strikes consisting of 32 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 8 that closed within the last 48 hours.
•On Sept. 8, near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 15 vehicles, six logistics nodes, four fighting positions, and an IED; and suppressed three 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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