June 07, 2016
Release # 20160607-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 6, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 18 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 bomber, 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, 15 strikes struck 13 separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, four ISIL vehicles, an ISIL
cave entrance, and an ISIL command and control node.
Mar’a, three strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL command
and control node, and an ISIL headquarters and destroyed an ISIL
• Near Bayji, three strikes struck two
separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL fighting positions
and an ISIL mortar system.
• Near Fallujah, four strikes struck
two separate ISIL tactical units and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised
explosive device (VBIED) factory and destroyed three ISIL fighting
positions, an ISIL weapons cache, three ISIL heavy machine guns, and an
ISIL front end loader and damaged an ISIL fighting position and denied
ISIL access to terrain.
• Near Habbaniyah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
• Near Haditha, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
Near Kisik, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed
five ISIL weapons caches, two ISIL bed down locations, and an ISIL
command and control node.
• Near Mosul, three strikes struck an ISIL oil tanker storage area, an ISIL logistics facility, and an ISIL VBIED factory.
• Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed seven ISIL rocket rails.
• Near Rawah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
• Near Sinjar, one strike 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