Press Release | Dec. 11, 2017

December 11: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

CJTFOIR


Dec. 11, 2017
Release # 20171211-01
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 Dec. 8 and Dec. 10, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Dec. 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.
•  Near Abu Kamal, eight strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions, a mortar system, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS headquarters.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Dec. 10, 2017.

On Dec. 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•  Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS line of communication.
•  Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS mortar team.

On Dec. 9 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
•  Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS truck.

On Dec. 8 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•  Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle and a fighting position.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq against ISIS targets on Dec. 8, 2017.

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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