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Press Release | Aug. 10, 2017

August 10: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


August 10, 2017
Release # 20170810-01

On Aug. 9, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed ISIS oil equipment.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS well-head.
*Near Raqqah, 14 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed 27 fighting positions, five command and control nodes, two heavy machine guns, a mortar system, a vehicle, and an IED factory.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Kisik, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
*Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and a vehicle.

Additionally, 11 strikes consisting of 19 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 8 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 8, near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, three command and control nodes, an IED, and a heavy machine gun.
*On Aug. 8, near Kisik, Iraq, two strikes suppressed 10 mortar systems.
*On Aug. 8, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes destroyed an ISIS staging area 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.