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November 2: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq
Release No: 17-423 Nov. 2, 2017
Nov. 2, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA –
On Nov. 1, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
• Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroying a fighting position and damaging a line of communication.
• Near Al Shaddadi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destoying two ISIS vehicles and an encampment.
• Near Rawah, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroying two IED factories and an encampment.
• Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, resulting in key terrain denial and suppression of two weapons caches.
Additionally, one strike consisting of eight engagements was conducted in Iraq on Oct. 31, 2017. Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and damaged 10 ISIS supply routes.
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.