November 29, 2015
Release # 20151129-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Nov. 28, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted three strikes using remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in
Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes coordinated with
and in support of the Government of Iraq using 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 Ar Raqqah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIL front end loader.
* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and wounded an ISIL fighter.
* Near Al Qaim, two strikes struck two ISIL improvised explosive device (IED) facilities.
* Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL rocket rail.
Near Habbaniyah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed
two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL sniper position, and an ISIL
* Near Hit, one strike destroyed an ISIL used bridge.
* Near Kisik, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
Near Ramadi, seven strikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed
an ISIL heavy machine gun position, two ISIL buildings, two ISIL
weapons caches, wounded an ISIL fighter, and denied ISIL access to
* Near Sinjar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Tal Afar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
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.