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Press Release | Nov. 27, 2017

November 27: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq


Nov. 27, 2017
Release # 20171127-01

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. 24 and Nov. 26, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

There are currently no reported strikes conducted in Syria or Iraq on Nov. 26, 2017.

On Nov. 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and a headquarters.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 25, 2017.

On Nov. 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike damaged an ISIS supply route.

On Nov. 24 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Baaj, one strike engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six ISIS vehicles and two ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Mosul, one strike damaged an ISIS supply route.

Additionally, we received late reporting of one strike consisting of one engagement conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Nov. 23.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

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.