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September 25: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-375 Sept. 25, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
September 25, 2017
Release # 20170925-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 23-24, Coalition military forces conducted 85 strikes consisting of 167 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Shadaddi, seven strikes destroyed three ISIS headquarters and two ISIS held buildings, two logistics nodes, a command and control node and a vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 20 fighting positions, 22 vehicles, three ISIS headquarters, a command and control node; and suppressed three fighting positions.

In Syria, on Sept. 24, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed a fighting position.
•Near Raqqah, 27 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 fighting positions, three vehicles; and suppressed a fighting position.

In Iraq, on Sept. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 60 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Haditha, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area and a vehicle.
•Near Huwijah, 10 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed 18 VBIEDs, 12 vehicles, five fighting positions, six weapons caches, three heavy machine guns, three VBIED factories, two tunnel entrances, an IED storage facility, a command and control node, an ISIS trailer, and an ISIS oil storage tank, a mortar system, a tactical vehicle, a recoilless rifle; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units and two mortar teams.
•Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed eight ISIS boats and two command and control nodes.  In Iraq, on Sept. 24, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Huwijah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, three command and control nodes, two ISIS staging areas, a weapons cache, a front-end loader, a tactical vehicle, a medium machine gun, a tunnel entrance, an ISIS UAS; and damaged three ISIS supply routes.
•Near Rawah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node, two ISIS staging areas; and damaged four ISIS supply routes.

Additionally, three strikes consisting of nine engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 22 that closed within the last 48 hours.
•Near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 230 vehicles, four ISIS containers, two weapons caches, a VBIED, a command and control node, and an IED facility.

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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