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September 26: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-376 Sept. 26, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
September 26, 2017
Release # 20170926-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 25, Coalition military forces conducted 40 strikes consisting of 52 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 31 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS staging area.
•Near Raqqah, 26 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters and two vehicles.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Bayji, two strikes suppressed two ISIS fighting positions.
•Near Huwijah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four weapons caches, three fighting positions, two vehicles, a VBIED, a command and control node, a staging area, a supply depot, and an IED factory.
•Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a VBIED.
Near Sinjar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

Additionally, 10 strikes consisting of 23 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 23-24 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•On Sept. 23, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS command and control node.
•On Sept. 24, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•On Sept. 24, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed two fighting positions; and damaged an IED factory.
•On Sept. 24, near Huwijah, Iraq, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two chemical factories, one command and control node, two defensive fighting positions, two IEDs, four vehicles, one heavy equipment machine, two technical vehicles, one camp site, two tunnel systems and one gun truck.
•On Sept. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes destroyed an IED, an ISIS fighting position and 11 vehicles.

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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