SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Nov. 24, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted five strikes using fighter and remotely piloted aircraft.
Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes
coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber,
fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:
* Near Al Hasakah, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Ayn Isa, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Mar'a, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Bayji, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL building.
* Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).
* Near Kisik, one strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
* Near Makhmur, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Mosul, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL fighting position, an ISIL building, and suppressed an ISIL rocket
* Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
Near Ramadi, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL sniper position, two
ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL home-made explosives (HME) cache, five
ISIL weapons caches, an ISIL building, and wounded two ISIL fighters.
* Near Sinjar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and five ISIL bunkers.
* Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Tal Afar, one strike struck an ISIL headquarters.
Strike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
strike, as defined in the CJTF releases, means one or more kinetic
events that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a
single, sometimes cumulative effect for that location. So having a
single aircraft deliver a single weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is
one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons
against a group of buildings and vehicles and weapon systems in a
compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making that
facility (or facilities) harder or impossible to use. Accordingly,
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.
were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to
eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq,
Syria, and the wider international community.
The destruction of
ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to
project terror and conduct operations. Coalition nations which have
conducted strikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark,
France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Coalition nations which have conducted strikes in Syria include
Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United
Arab Emirates, and the U.S.