November 24, 2015
Release # 20151124-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Nov. 23, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 9 strikes using attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft.
Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes
coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using rocket
artillery and bomber, fighter, attack, and remotely piloted aircraft
against ISIL targets.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:
Near Al Hasakah, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical
units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device
(VBIED), an ISIL tactical vehicle, and two ISIL vehicles.
* Near Al Hawl, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Ar Raqqah, one strike struck an ISIL vehicle staging area.
Near Mar'a, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL tactical vehicle, an ISIL artillery piece, and an ISIL fighting
* Near Al Baghdadi, one strike stuck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL staging area and an ISIL building.
Near Fallujah, two strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed an ISIL VBIED and three ISIL fighting positions.
Mosul, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL
fighting positions and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
Ramadi, eight strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL excavator, an ISIL bunker, five ISIL weapons caches,
five ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL buildings, an ISIL mortar
position, an ISIL IED, an ISIL staging area, damaged three ISIL
entrenchments, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Sinjar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed one ISIL fighting position and an ISIL supply cache.
Near Sultan Abdallah, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical
units and destroyed an ISIL light machine gun and three ISIL fighting
Strike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely.
strike, as defined in the CJTF releases, means one or more kinetic
events that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a
single, sometimes cumulative effect for that location. So having a
single aircraft deliver a single weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is
one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons
against a group of buildings and vehicles and weapon systems in a
compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making that
facility (or facilities) harder or impossible to use. Accordingly,
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.
were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to
eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq,
Syria, and the wider international community.
The destruction of
ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the group's ability to
project terror and conduct operations. Coalition nations which have
conducted strikes in Iraq include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark,
France, Jordan, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Coalition nations which have conducted strikes in Syria include
Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United
Arab Emirates, and the U.S.