June 04, 2016
Release # 20160604-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 03, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 12 strikes using ground-attack, attack, fighter, and remotely
piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, coalition
military forces conducted 13 strikes coordinated with and in support of
the Government of Iraq using bomber, 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, eight strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL caves, an ISIL
vehicle, and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised device (VBIED).
Near Mar'a, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units, an
ISIL weapons storage facility, and an ISIL staging area and destroyed
two ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL rocket rail.
Near Fallujah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed three ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL supply caches, and
six ISIL staging areas and damaged three ISIL fighting positions and
denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Habbaniyah, two strikes
struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting
position, an ISIL heavy machine gun, and an ISIL VBIED.
Mosul, five strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and an
ISIL staging area and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas and suppressed
an ISIL mortar position.
* Near Tal Afar, two strikes struck an ISIL IED facility and 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.
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