January 26, 2016
Release # 20160126-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Jan. 25, coalition military forces
continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition
military forces conducted three strikes using attack and remotely piloted
aircraft. Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes
coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack,
fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last
* Near Al Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed two ISIL cranes.
* Near Mar'a, one strike struck an ISIL headquarters building.
* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
* Near Habbaniyah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed five
ISIL mortar systems.
* Near Kisik, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL
* Near Mosul, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL weapons
storage facility and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL weapons
* Near Ramadi, nine strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL
staging area, two ISIL tactical vehicles, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL armored
bulldozer, an ISIL fuel tanker, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Sinjar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL
Strike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base
A 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.
The strikes 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, the 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, the United
Kingdom, and the United States.