April 05, 2016
Release # 20160405-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On April 4, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted six strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, Coalition military
forces conducted 19 strikes coordinated with and in support of the
Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and attack, fighter, 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, one strike disabled two ISIL pump jacks.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Manbij, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL fighting position, an ISIL vehicle, two ISIL rocket systems, and an
ISIL heavy machine gun.
* Near Mar'a, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units.
Near Al Baghdadi, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units
and destroyed three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL front end loader, seven ISIL
vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED), an ISIL mortar
position, and suppressed two ISIL rocket positions.
* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Fallujah, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed an ISIL vehicle and five ISIL defensive fighting positions.
Near Hit, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL vehicle, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL supply cache, an ISIL
fighting position, and seven ISIL boats.
* Near Kisik, four
strikes struck three ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL staging
area, an ISIL bunker, an ISIL supply cache, and an ISIL fighting
* Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL headquarters.
Near Sultan Abdallah, six strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical
units and destroyed an ISIL VBIED, five ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL
assembly area, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL rocket system, an ISIL trench,
and suppressed an ISIL sniper position and denied ISIL access to
* Near Tal Afar, one strike suppressed an ISIL tactical unit.
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.
artillery fired in counter-fire or in fire support to maneuver roles
are not classified as a strike as defined by CJTF-OIR.
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.
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