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Press Release | Oct. 10, 2017

October 10: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


October 10, 2017
Release # 20171010-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Oct. 9, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a vehicle and a weapons storage facility.
•Near Al Shaddai, one strike destroyed an ISIS VBIED and a fighting position.
In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes against ISIS targets consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS IED and an ISIS-held building.
•Near Haditha, three strikes destroyed an ISIS IED and a supply road.
•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply road.

Additionally, 3 strikes consisting of 4 engagements were conducted in Syria on Oct. 8 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•Near Raqqah, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.
•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike damaged an ISIS VBIED.

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.