June 09, 2016
Release # 20160609-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 8, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 16 strikes using bomber, fighter, attack, and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, coalition military
forces conducted 18 strikes coordinated with and in support of the
Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and bomber, fighter,
ground-attack, 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, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL
vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) factory and destroyed
six ISIL oil pump jacks and an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Manbij, 11
strikes struck 10 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed nine ISIL
fighting positions, three ISIL vehicles, and an ISIL mortar system and
damaged a separate ISIL fighting position.
* Near Mar'a, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike struck an ISIL improvised weapons factory.
* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed an ISIL VBIED.
Near Fallujah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed 23 ISIL fighting positions, eight ISIL light machine guns, six
ISIL heavy machine guns, two ISIL recoilless rifles, an ISIL supply
cache, and an ISIL rocket propelled grenade system and denied ISIL
access to terrain.
* Near Habbaniyah, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Haditha, two strikes struck an ISIL staging facility and destroyed three ISIL vehicles and an ISIL weapons cache.
* Near Kisik, one strike stuck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL tunnel system.
* Near Mosul, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas.
Near Qayyarah, five strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, an ISIL weigh
station, an ISIL bed down location, an ISIL headquarters, and an ISIL
meeting site and destroyed an ISIL weapons cache.
* Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
* Near Sinjar, one strike destroyed an ISIL rocket rail and an ISIL supply cache.
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