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Press Release | Sept. 28, 2017

September 28: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


September 28, 2017
Release # 20170928-01

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 27, Coalition military forces conducted 44 strikes consisting of 66 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 39 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed four ISIS supply routes and an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Raqqah, 33 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, a vehicle, and an ISIS headquarters; and suppressed three ISIS tactical units.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed two weapons caches and an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Huwijah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six vehicles, an ISIS-held building, a command and control node, an ISIS staging area and a VBIED.
•Near Ramadi, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six tactical vehicles and two vehicles.

Additionally, eight strikes consisting of 10 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 26 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 26, near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 16 VBIEDs, three vehicles, two ISIS supply routes, a fighting position and suppressed two fighting positions.
•On Sept. 26, near Huwijah, Iraq, one strike destroyed 60 vehicles.

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.