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September 29: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-381 Sept. 29, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
September 29, 2017
Release # 20170929-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 28, Coalition military forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 37 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a mortar system; and suppressed a fighting position.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed two fighting positions and a supply route; and damaged a fighting position.
•Near Raqqah, 26 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, six vehicles, an IED; and suppressed six fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•Near Huwijah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two staging areas, a command and control node, a headquarters and a weapons cache.
•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed two ISIS VBIED facilities.
•Near Fallujah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, six strikes consisting of nine engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 27 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•Near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•Near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.
•Near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed 51 ISIS vehicles and five VBIEDs.

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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