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

Release No: 18-001 Jan. 2, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

Dec. 29, 2017

Release # 20171229-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Dec. 22 and Dec. 28, Coalition military forces conducted 46 strikes consisting of 93 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

 

On Dec. 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, eight strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS-held building and a staging area.

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed a UAV.

 

On Dec. 28 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Jalula, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS cave entrance.

 

On Dec. 27 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 22 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles, a heavy machine gun, an ISIS line of communication and a logistics center.

 

On Dec. 27 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Rutbah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS shelter.

 

On Dec. 26 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS logistics center and a fighting position.

 

On Dec. 26 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

             Near Al Asad, one strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel.

 

On Dec. 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.

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

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Dec. 25, 2017.

 

On Dec. 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed a heavy machine gun and three ISIS vehicles.

 

On Dec. 24 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Huwayjah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS fighting positions and a cave.

 

On Dec. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a UAV, an explosive hazard, an ISIS line of communication and a heavy weapon.

 

On Dec. 23 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four ISIS tunnel entrances.

 

On Dec. 22 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed a heavy machine gun, an ISIS vehicle, an ISIS line of communication and an explosive hazard.

 

On Dec. 22 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS command and control center.

 

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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