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July 14: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq
Release No: 17-266 July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA -
On July 13, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 48 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 50 oil barrels, 12 oil refinement stills, and one vehicle.
* Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, a weapons cache, a storage area, and a VBIED.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed five oil tanks, a front-end loader, and a well-head.
* Near Raqqah, nine strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed three ISIS communication towers, three fighting positions, a command and control node, a front-end loader, and an artillery system; and damaged three supply routes.
In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 20 engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Bayji, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a bunker, and a vehicle.
* Near Kirkuk, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a supply cache.
* Near Mosul, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 22 fighting positions and a tunnel, and damaged three fighting positions.
Additionally, 21 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 10-12 that closed within the last 24 hours.
* On July 10, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position, and suppressed 21 fighting positions.
* On July 11, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS VBIED and a command and control node and suppressed six fighting positions.
* On July 12, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed two ISIS oil trucks.
* On July 12, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS-held buildings and two command and control nodes.
* On July 12, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, two strikes destroyed two ISIS IED factories.
* On July 12, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.
* On July 12, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, four IEDs, three ISIS communication towers, a VBIED, and a VBIED factory.
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.