March 7, 2016
Release # 20160307-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On March 6, coalition military forces continued
to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military
forces conducted six strikes using attack and remotely piloted aircraft against
ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 12
strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack,
fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last
* Near Al Hasakah, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL building, four ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
* Near Ayn Isa, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Al Baghdadi, one strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
* Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL front-end loader.
* Near Habbaniyah, one strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL
heavy machine gun position.
* Near Kisik, one strike destroyed an ISIL rocket rail.
* Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Qayyarah, one strike struck an ISIL used bridge.
* Near Ramadi, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
* Near Sinjar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL
heavy machine gun position, and three ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike destroyed an ISIL mortar position and three
ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Tikrit, two strikes struck an ISIL improvised weapons factory and an
Strike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base
A 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.
The strikes 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, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Coalition
nations which have conducted strikes in Syria include Australia, Bahrain,
Canada, France, Jordan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab
Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.