October 6: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 17-392 Oct. 6, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
October 6, 2017
Release # 20171006-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Oct.5, Coalition military forces conducted 44 strikes consisting of 65 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.
•Near Al Hawl, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two IEDs and a logistics node.
•Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 22 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Bashir, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a weapons cache.
•Near Huwijah, eight strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine VBIEDs, four vehicles, three weapons caches, and an ISIS-held building.
•Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker.

Additionally, 30 strikes consisting of 36 engagements were conducted in Iraq and Syria on Oct. 3-4 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.
•On Oct. 4, near Huwijah, Iraq, one strike destroyed 11 ISIS vehicles, a tunnel and a VBIED.
•On Oct. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, 28 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positons, three command and control nodes, communication infrastructure, four communication systems and a VBIED; and suppressed two 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.