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Press Release | Oct. 25, 2017

October 25: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


October 25, 2017
Release # 20171025-01

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Oct. 24, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•  Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.
•  Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed four supply routes and a VBIED storage facility.
•  Near Bayji, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and a VBIED factory.
•  Near Qayyarah, one strike damaged two supply routes.

Additionally, three strikes consisting of three engagements were conducted in Iraq on Oct. 23 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•  Near Bayji, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven UAVs.

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.