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November 17: Military strikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-427 Nov. 17, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL

Nov. 17, 2017

Release # 20171117-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

 

On Nov. 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

- Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and three explosive hazards.

 

On Nov. 16 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.

 

- Near Qayyarah, three strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings.

- Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS IED facility and an artillery piece.

 

On Nov. 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

 

- Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

 

On Nov. 15 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

 

- Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.

- Near Rawah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and damaged a fighting position.

 

On Nov. 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

 

- Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed three explosive hazards, two fighting positions and a command and control center.

 

On Nov. 14 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

- Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS vehicles, a weapons cache, a VBIED factory and two suicide vests.

- Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.

- Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker and four ISIS vehicles.

- Near Rawah, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory, an ISIS-held building, a weapons cache, an ISIS headquarters and facilitated enabled effective fire on ISIS targets.

 

On Nov. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

 

- Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

- Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS headquarters.

 

On Nov. 13 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

 

- Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.

- Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS semi-trucks and two VBIED factories.

 

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on Nov. 11.

 

- Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.

 

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.

 

As previously stated, from this point forward, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays.

 

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