June 11, 2016
Release # 20160611-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 10, 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 18 strikes coordinated with and in support of the
Government of Iraq using rocket artillery and 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 seven separate ISIL tactical units
and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Mar’a, five strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL tactical vehicle, and
two ISIL vehicles.
• Near Al Baghdadi, two strikes destroyed two ISIL artillery pieces and an ISIL front-end loader.
Near Fallujah, two strikes struck a large ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL recoilless rifles,
three ISIL light machine guns, two ISIL heavy machine guns, and an ISIL
anti-air artillery piece and denied ISIL access to terrain.
Habbaniyah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL staging area, an ISIL command and control node, and two ISIL
storage areas and denied ISIL access to terrain.
• Near Haditha, one strike destroyed an ISIL rocket cache.
• Near Kisik, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL supply cache and an ISIL vehicle.
Near Mosul, three strikes struck two ISIL tactical units and destroyed
an ISIL fighting position, three ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL vehicle
borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), and an ISIL heavy machine gun
and denied ISIL access to terrain.
• Near Qayyarah, seven strikes
struck a large ISIL tactical unit, five ISIL communication sites, an
ISIL recruitment facility, and an ISIL bed down location and destroyed
four ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL vehicle, six ISIL rocket rails, and an
ISIL mortar position and suppressed a separate ISIL mortar position.
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