June 06, 2016
Release # 20160606-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 5, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted eight strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, coalition military
forces conducted 14 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 Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed two ISIL excavators.
* Near Ar Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL workover rig and an ISIL crane.
Near Manbij, four strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL fighting position, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL bed
down location, and an ISIL anti-air artillery piece.
* Near Mar'a, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Albu Hayat, two strikes struck an ISIL training facility and destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
Near Fallujah, four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle borne
improvised explosive device (VBIED) factory, two ISIL VBIEDs, an ISIL
warehouse, and an ISIL tunnel entrance and denied ISIL access to
* Near Habbaniyah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
* Near Haditha, one strike destroyed an ISIL artillery piece, an ISIL ammunition cache, and an ISIL mortar system.
* Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas.
* Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed three ISIL mortar systems.
* Near Rawah, one strike struck an ISIL staging facility.
* Near Sinjar, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
* Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed an ISIL front-end loader.
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