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Press Release | Oct. 11, 2017

October 11: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


October 11, 2017
Release # 20171011-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Oct. 10, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two ISIS vehicles and two trailers.
•Near Ash Shaddadi, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and an armored vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed a logistical node.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed an ISIS fuel point, a weapons cache, four ISIS-held buildings, and 36 vehicles.
•Near Rawa, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical unit, damaged a supply route and destroyed seven VBIEDs, a VBIED factory, a heavy machine gun, an ISIS-held building, and a vehicle.

Additionally, four strikes consisting of 15 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 9 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, and destroyed two headquarters structures, a logistics node, and a fighting position.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two ISIS weapons storage facilities, a VBIED factory, six staging areas and a headquarters structure.

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.