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October 31: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-420 Oct. 31, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
October 31, 2017
Release # 20171031-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Oct. 30, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Oct. 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroying a vehicle and an ISIS headquarters.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units.

On Oct. 30 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle, a staging site, a mortar firing position, and damaged 13 ISIS supply routes.

Additionally, two strikes consisting of four engagements were conducted in Syria on Oct. 29.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and damaged an ISIS headquarters.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

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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