Press Release | Nov. 24, 2017

November 24: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

CJTFOIR

Nov. 24, 2017
Release # 20171124-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Note: CJTF-OIR Strike Releases are now published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 20 and Nov. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 23, 2017.

On Nov. 22 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a VBIED factory.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 22, 2017.

On Nov. 21 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS air defense headquarters, a fighting position and 22 ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS tunnels, two weapons caches and an ISIS bunker.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 21, 2017.

On Nov. 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 20, 2017.

Additionally, we received late reporting of two strikes consisting of two engagements conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Nov. 19 near Abu Kamal, damaging four ISIS tunnel systems.

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.

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