January 12, 2016
Release # 20160112-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SOUTHWEST ASIA — On Jan. 11, coalition military forces continued
to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military
forces conducted four strikes using attack and remotely piloted aircraft.
Separately in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes coordinated
with and in support of the Government of Iraq using fighter and bomber aircraft
against ISIL targets.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last
* Near Ayn Isa, one strike wounded an ISIL fighter.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and wounded an
* Near Manbij, two strikes destroyed two ISIL buildings.
* Near Al Baghdadi, one strike cratered three ISIL-used roads.
* Near Habbaniyah, one strike destroyed an ISIL bridge and denied ISIL access
* Near Mosul, eight strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL
cash distribution center and destroyed two ISIL command and control nodes, an
ISIL tactical vehicle, and 20 ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed an ISIL command and control node and
destroyed six ISIL staging areas.
* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
* Near Kisik, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL light machine gun, two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL
vehicle, and an ISIL assembly area.
* Near Ramadi, two strikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive
device (VBIED), two ISIL front end loaders, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed
an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed an ISIL-used bridge.
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.