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Press Release | June 7, 2017

June 7: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


June 7, 2017
Release # 20170607-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On June 6, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 70 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed three vehicles and a front-end loader.
*Near At Tanf, one strike engaged a pro-Syrian regime tactical unit, destroyed two artillery systems and an anti-air artillery system, and damaged a tank.
*Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, two ISIS bridges, two vehicles, an ISIS boat, and an ISIS communications tower.
*Near Tabqah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS staging areas and two vehicles.
*Near Mosul, four strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, a supply cache, a mortar system, a vehicle, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; damaged a command and control node, an ISIS supply route, and a fighting position; and suppressed a mortar team.
*Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four ISIS staging areas, an ISIS headquarters, and an ISIS warehouse.

Additionally, eight strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 5 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*Near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS staging areas, two fighting positions, a VBIED factory, an ISIS tunnel, an ISIS sentry post, a vehicle, and a command and control node.
*Near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed an ISIS command and control node, a heavy machine gun, and an artillery system.

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.