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Press Release | July 11, 2017

July 11: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


July 11, 2017
Release # 20170711-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On July 10, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 69 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed six ISIS well-heads and four oil storage tanks.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed 39 ISIS oil barrels, 28 oil storage tanks, 16 oil stills, and five oil trucks.
* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed eight fighting positions, two mortar systems, an IED, and an ISIS communications tower

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of 46 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 28 fighting positions, 11 medium machine guns, an IED, and a VBIED facility; and damaged a fighting position.
* Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a bunker.

Additionally, 10 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 9 that closed within the last 24 hours.
* On July 9, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 11 fighting positions.
* On July 9, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

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.