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Press Release | June 6, 2017

June 6: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


June 6, 2017
Release # 20170606-02

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On June 5, Coalition military forces conducted 40 strikes consisting of 60 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed four ISIS front-end loaders, four ISIS excavators, an ISIS crane and an ISIS well head.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, nine strikes destroyed five ISIS oil trucks, four fuel separator tanks, two ISIS well heads, and an ISIS oil well.
*Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged 18 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 boats, 12 fighting positions, eight vehicles, a house rigged with explosives, and a weapons storage facility; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
*Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, a vehicle, a supply cache, a medium machine gun and a UAS.
*Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed a UAS.

Additionally, six strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 4 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*Near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 49 boats, five fighting positions, three anti-air artillery systems, two tactical vehicles and two ISIS staging areas.
*Near Kisik, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed two fighting positions and a weapons cache; damaged 10 ISIS supply routes; and suppressed a mortar team.

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.