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Press Release | June 13, 2017

June 13: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


June 13, 2017
Release # 20170613-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA — On June 12, Coalition military forces conducted 37 strikes consisting of 65 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes destroyed five ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS well heads, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS tank.
* Near Raqqah, 22 strikes engaged 20 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions and four vehicles.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 33 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed a tactical vehicle and an ISIS front-end loader.
* Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and three VBIEDs.
* Near Mosul, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, six mortar systems, two sniper positions, a weapons cache and a tactical vehicle.
* Near Samarra, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, three VBIEDs and a vehicle.

Additionally, seven strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 11 that closed within the last 24 hours.
* On June 11, near Raqqah, Syria, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions and suppressed a sniper team.
* On June 11, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike destroyed three barriers and an ISIS staging area and damaged eight 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.