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Press Release | Aug. 11, 2017

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


August 11, 2017
Release # 20170811-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA - On Aug. 10, Coalition military forces conducted 38 strikes consisting of 51 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
*Near Raqqah, 33 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four command and control nodes, three ISIS communication nodes, two IEDs, a logistics node and an ISIS communication facility.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
*Near Tal Afar, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS warehouses, two ISIS-held buildings, two tunnel entrances and a command and control node.

Additionally, 18 strikes consisting of 21 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 9 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*On Aug. 9, near Raqqah, Syria, 16 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed 13 fighting positions, three command and control nodes, a mortar system, an IED, and a heavy machine gun; and damaged two fighting positions.
*On Aug. 9, near Kisik Iraq, two strikes destroyed four ISIS headquarters buildings.

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.