Southwest Asia –
September 7, 2017
Release # 20170907-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 6, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Raqqah, eight strikes destroyed 13 ISIS fighting positions, damaged five fighting positions and suppressed two fighting positions.
In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Huwayjah, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five oil stills, two ISIS-held buildings, two ISIS headquarters, and a front-end loader.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two ISIS front-end loaders.
•Near Anah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS communication node.
•Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building.
Additionally, 41 strikes consisting of 47 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 3-5 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•On Sept. 3, near Raqqah, 10 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions.
•On Sept. 4, near Raqqah, 15 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions and a vehicle.
•On Sept. 5, near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed 42 ISIS fuel trucks, four front-end loaders and four tactical vehicles.
•On Sept. 5, near Raqqah, 15 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 15 fighting positions, two vehicles, an IED, and a piece of ISIS engineering equipment.
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.