February 07, 2016
Release # 20160207-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Feb. 6, coalition military forces
continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military
forces conducted seven strikes using attack and fighter aircraft. Separately in
Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes coordinated with and in
support of the Government of Iraq using ground-attack, attack, and fighter
aircraft against ISIL targets.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last
* Near Ayn Isa, two strikes destroyed two ISIL fighting positions and
suppressed an ISIL anti-air artillery position.
* Near Mar'a, four strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed nine
ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Manbij, one strike destroyed three ISIL buildings.
* Near Kirkuk, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL light machine gun, two ISIL vehicles, and eight ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Mosul, three strikes destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL
assembly area, an ISIL command and control node, two ISIL weapons caches, and
suppressed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed seven ISIL assembly areas.
* Near Ramadi, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL recoilless rifle, an ISIL
vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), an IED cluster, an ISIL
staging area, two ISIL bed down locations, and an ISIL weapons cache.
* Near Sinjar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
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, Netherlands, the 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, the United
Kingdom, and the United States.