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September 30: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-385 Sept. 30, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 30, 2017
Release # 20170930-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Sept. 29, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, 3 strikes engaged four ISIS units and destroyed three vehicles.
•Near Raqqah, 25 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions, 17 vehicles and a heavy machine gun.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area and an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Bayji, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and a mortar team.
•Near Huwijah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two tunnels; and damaged four ISIS supply routes.
•Near Tuz, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, a heavy machine gun, and a fighting position.

Additionally, 19 strikes consisting of 42 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 10-28 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•On Sept. 10, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•On Sept. 14, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•On Sept. 18, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•On Sept. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•On Sept. 27, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, a logistics node and a headquarters.
•On Sept. 28, near Al Asad, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six vehicles.
•On Sept. 28, near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 vehicles, seven fighting positions, two tunnel entrances, two weapons caches, a command and control node, a staging area, a medium machine gun, a headquarters, and an ISIS-held building.
•On Sept. 28, near Raqqah, Syria, eight strikes destroyed two ISIS fighting positions; and suppressed six fighting positions.

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.

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