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Press Release | April 29, 2017

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


April 29, 2017
Release # 20170429-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On April 28, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 54 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed four ISIS oil storage tanks and two ISIS well heads.
* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed a VBIED.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, eight strikes destroyed 21 ISIS boats, three barges, two ISIS well heads, an ISIS oil storage tank and an explosives cache.
* Near Palmyra, one strike destroyed a front-end loader.
* Near Raqqah, one strike destroyed a front-end loader.
* Near Tabqah, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions and four vehicles.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed a fighting position.
* Near Kisik, one strike destroyed a mortar system, an ISIS tactical vehicle and a supply cache.
* Near Mosul, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four mortar systems, two supply caches, an anti-air artillery system, a tactical vehicle, and an ISIS staging area; damaged seven ISIS supply routes; and suppressed an ISIS mortar team.
*  Near Sinjar, two strikes destroyed an ISIS staging area and an ISIS weapons facility.

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.