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Press Release | June 12, 2017

June 12: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


June 12, 2017
Release # 20170612-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On June 11, Coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 64 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 37 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed four ISIS tanks, six ISIS oil tanks, two ISIS well heads, an ISIS oil separation tank, an ISIS oil refinery, an ISIS oil truck and an ISIS oil still.
*Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged 20 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 16 fighting positions, two vehicles, and two ISIS boats; damaged five ISIS supply routes; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Fallujah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.
*Near Kisik, one strike destroyed a mortar system.
*Near Mosul, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two supply caches, a mortar system, a command and control node, an artillery system, and a vehicle; and damaged two fighting positions.
*Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tunnel.

Additionally, 12 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 10 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*On June 10, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged 9 ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions, a tunnel, a weapons storage facility, and a command and control node; damaged an ISIS factory; and suppressed a sniper.
*On June 10, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed four barriers, a command and control node, a VBIED facility, and a fuel storage facility; and damaged seven 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.