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Press Release | June 2, 2017

June 2: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


June 2, 2017
Release # 20170602-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On June 1, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 78 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed nine ISIS oil stills, three vehicles, an ISIS oil storage tank and an ISIS oil truck.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed six ISIS well heads and five ISIS oil trucks.
*Near Mayadin, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
*Near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed five vehicles, three fighting positions, a front end loader and an ISIS crane.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 55 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Al Hawayjah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS staging area, a vehicle, and a supply cache.
*Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed two VBIEDs and an explosives factory.
*Near Bayji, one strike destroyed a mortar system.
*Near Kisik, one strike destroyed two command and control centers.
*Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and a sniper; destroyed 11 fighting positions, four rocket-propelled grenade systems, three medium machine guns, two mortar systems, a heavy machine gun, and a command and control node; damaged 12 ISIS supply routes, four fighting positions; and suppressed a mortar team and a medium machine gun.
*Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.
*Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed seven ISIS-held buildings and two vehicles.

Additionally, three strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on May 31 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*Near Raqqah, Syria, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 20 vehicles, five dump trucks and an anti-air artillery system.
*Near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed three fighting positions, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an ISIS staging area, and a mortar system; and damaged 12 ISIS supply routes.

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.