October 23, 2017
Release # 20171023-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
On Oct. 22, in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
• Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed five defensive fighting positions, four ISIS lines of communication, a VBIED factory and an ISIS headquarters.
On Oct. 22, in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an IED factory and an ISIS-held building.
On Oct. 21, in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a VBIED factory, an ISIS-held building and a UAV.
• Near Ash Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.
On Oct. 21, in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Al Qaim, eight strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six ISIS vehicles, three ISIS-held buildings, a VBIED factory, a checkpoint and a petroleum, oil, and lubrication site.
• Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and a VBIED factory.
• Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel.
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.