June 05, 2016
Release # 20160605-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 4, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 13 strikes using bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, coalition military
forces conducted 10 strikes coordinated with and in support of the
Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and bomber, ground-attack,
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 Manbij, nine strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL-used bridge, five ISIL
vehicles, and an ISIL headquarters.
* Near Mar'a, four strikes
struck a large ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL bed down location and
destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL mortar system, and an
ISIL weapons storage facility.
* Near Al Baghdadi,
two strikes destroyed four ISIL rockets rails, an ISIL rocket cache,
and an ISIL petroleum, oil, and lubricants facility.
Fallujah, two strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed
eight ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL
recoilless rifle, and two ISIL tunnels and damaged two ISIL fighting
positions and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Habbaniyah,
one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL boat,
three ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL weapons cache.
* Near Mosul, two
strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL
assembly areas and an ISIL mortar system and suppressed an ISIL mortar
* Near Qayyarah, two strikes struck an ISIL headquarters and destroyed 17 ISIL boats.
* Near Tal Afar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
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