Press Release | Nov. 13, 2017

November 13: Military strikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Nov. 13, 2017

Release # 20171113-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12, Coalition military forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 67 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.

- Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.

- Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

- Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed a heavy machine gun, a fighting position and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 12 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

- Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

On Nov. 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.

- Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and a fighting position.

- Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units.

 

On Nov. 11 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.

- Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS held building, an IED storage facility and five ISIS supply routes.

- Near Hawijah, two strikes destroyed four IEDs.

- Near Rawah, three strikes suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS held building and facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.

On Nov. 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.

- Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

- Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and damaged a heavy machine gun.

On Nov. 10 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.

- Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and a missile.

- Near Ramadi, two strikes destroyed four ISIS tunnels, a weapons cache, an ISIS truck, an ISIS sedan and an ISIS fuel truck.

- Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area.

- Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS tunnel, two weapons caches, an ISIS truck and one tunnel entrance.

Additionally, nine strikes consisting of 20 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq.

- On Nov. 5 near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two ISIS supply routes.

- On Nov. 5 near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed four ISIS supply routes.

- On Nov. 7 near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed eight ISIS supply routes.

- On Nov. 7 near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed four ISIS supply routes.

- On Nov. 8 near Abu Kamal, one strike facilitated effective counter fire on ISIS targets.

- On Nov. 9 near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building.

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.

As previously stated, from this point forward, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays.

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