June 13, 2016
Release # 20160613-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 12, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 13 strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, coalition military
forces conducted 19 strikes coordinated with and in support of the
Government of Iraq using bomber, ground-attack, 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 Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two ISIL oil well heads.
Near Ayn Isa, five strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL fighting position, five ISIL vehicles, an ISIL
command and control node, and an ISIL front-end loader.
Manbij, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed four ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL cave entrance, an ISIL
weapons cache, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL light machine gun.
• Near Mar’a, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL tactical vehicle.
Near Bayji, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two
ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
• Near Fallujah, three strikes struck three separate ISIL
tactical units and destroyed 11 ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL
vehicles, two ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL anti-air artillery piece,
five ISIL light machine guns, three ISIL tunnel systems, and an ISIL
recoilless rifle and damaged a separate ISIL fighting position and
denied ISIL access to terrain.
• Near Haditha, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
• Near Kisik, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
Near Mosul, six strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and an
ISIL oil tanker storage area and destroyed an ISIL fighting position and
an ISIL vehicle and suppressed an ISIL machine gun position.
Near Qayyarah, seven strikes struck two separate large ISIL tactical
units, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED)
facility, and three ISIL-used bridges and destroyed an ISIL vehicle,
seven ISIL assembly areas, two ISIL artillery pieces, an ISIL tactical
vehicle, three ISIL mortar systems, an ISIL mortar position, an ISIL
rocket rail, four ISIL VBIEDs, and 18 ISIL boats and suppressed a
separate ISIL tactical unit.
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