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Press Release | June 30, 2017

June 30: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


June 30, 2017
Release # 20170630-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On June 29, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 90 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 46 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed seven ISIS oil trucks, five oil separators, a front-end loader, an oil tank and a well head.
* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed a mortar system and a tunnel.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed four ISIS oil stills, four oil storage tanks, a modular oil refiner and a well head.
* Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 18 fighting positions, three vehicles, three front-end loaders, two tactical vehicles and a mortar system.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 44 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle, a staging area, a tactical vehicle, a storage facility, and a VBIED.
* Near Mosul, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 14 fighting positions, four supply caches, two tunnels, and a mortar system; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, seven strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 28 that closed within the last 24 hours.
* On June 28, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, six strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, three weapons caches, a staging area, and a mortar system.
* On June 28, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed four fighting positions, three medium machine guns, a supply cache, a mortar system, a staging area, and a heavy machine gun; damaged two fighting positions and two ISIS supply routes; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

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.