June 02, 2016
Release # 20160602-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 1, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 15 strikes using bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, coalition military
forces conducted 17 strikes coordinated with and in support of the
Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and 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, three strikes destroyed six ISIL oil pump jacks and an ISIL crane.
Near Manbij, 12 strikes struck 11 separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL mortar system, an
ISIL-used cave, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device
(VBIED), ISIL-used tunnel systems, and four ISIL vehicles and damaged a
separate ISIL vehicle.
* Near Al Qaim, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Albu Hayat, one strike struck an ISIL VBIED.
Near Fallujah, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units
and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL
weapons cache, an ISIL recoilless rifle, an ISIL heavy machine gun, and
an ISIL-used tunnel system and damaged a separate ISIL fighting position
and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Habbaniyah, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Haditha, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
* Near Hit one strike destroyed an ISIL mortar position.
Near Mosul, four strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL
assembly area and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.
* Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed three ISIL rocket rails and an ISIL rocket system.
* Near Sinjar, one strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position and suppressed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.
* Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL VBIED factory.
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.