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Press Release | June 29, 2017

June 29: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


June 29, 2017
Release # 20170629-01
SOUTHWEST ASIA – On June 28, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 49 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed nine ISIS oil trucks, four oil storage tanks, an excavator and a piece of oil processing equipment.
• Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 10 oil storage tanks, six oil trucks, two fuel trailers, an well head, a piece of oil processing equipment and an ISIS headquarters.
• Near Raqqah, 13 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units, destroyed 10 fighting positions, two vehicles, a UAS, and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Bayji, one strike destroyed a tactical vehicle.
• Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 13 fighting positions, two weapons caches, a mortar system; and suppressed three fighting positions.
• Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a staging area.

Additionally, 13 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 27 that closed within the last 24 hours.
• On June 27, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, eight strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed five ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles, two fighting positions, two command and control node facilities, a staging facility, and an ISIS headquarters.
• On June 27, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed two VBIED factories and an IED belt, and damaged eight fighting positions.
• On June 27, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four medium machine guns, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and an ISIS headquarters.

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.