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Press Release | June 14, 2017

June 14: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


June 14, 2017
Release # 20170614-01
SOUTHWEST ASIA - On June 13, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three ISIS well heads, three ISIS oil storage tanks and an ISIS oil separation tank.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed nine ISIS oil storage tanks, two ISIS well heads and a vehicle.
* Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 12 fighting positions, five vehicles, five ISIS boats, two VBIEDs, a recoilless rifle, a command and control node, and a tunnel; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 12 fighting positions, a supply cache, a mortar system, and a command and control node; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position and a command and control node, and suppressed and ISIS tactical unit.
* Near Tuz, one strike damaged a fighting position.

Additionally, 12 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 11-12 that closed within the last 24 hours.
* On June 11, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes destroyed two fighting positions.
* On June 12, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, an IED factory, an ISIS staging area, an ammo cache, and a command and control node.
* On June 12, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node, a fighting positon, and a supply cache.

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.