December 01, 2015
Release # 20151201-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Nov. 30, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted one strike using remotely piloted aircraft. Separately in
Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes coordinated with
and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, fighter, and
remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Coalition military
forces conducted one strike in Iraq in support of Coalition operations
using fighter aircraft.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:
* Near Al Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Habbaniyah, one strike destroyed an ISIL building.
* Near Makhmur, one strike denied ISIL access to terrain.
Near Ramadi, five strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed
two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL command and control nodes, an ISIL
staging area, and an ISIL weapons cache, damaged two ISIL command and
control nodes, two ISIL buildings, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Sinjar, three strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Al Qaim, one strike struck an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) facility.
Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck inoperable Coalition equipment
denying ISIL access in support of Coalition operations.
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.