June 23, 2016
Release # 20160623-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 22, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 12 strikes using attack, ground-attack, fighter, and remotely
piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, coalition
military forces conducted 22 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 Ar Raqqah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL-used bridge and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
Near Manbij, nine strikes struck eight separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed three ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles.
* Near Mar'a, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
* Near Al Baghdadi, one strike destroyed an ISIL tunnel system.
* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun position.
* Near Bashir, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL command and control nodes.
Near Bayji, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed
two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL mortar system, an
ISIL tunnel entrance, and an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive
* Near Fallujah, four strikes struck four separate
ISIL tactical units and destroyed seven ISIL fighting positions, an
ISIL vehicle, five ISIL light machine guns, an ISIL rocket propelled
grenade system, and an ISIL boat and damaged two separate ISIL fighting
positions and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Mosul, eight
strikes struck six separate ISIL tactical units, an ISIL ministry of oil
headquarters, and an ISIL VBIED factory and destroyed three ISIL
vehicles, two ISIL weapons caches, 10 ISIL assembly areas, two ISIL
command and control nodes, and an ISIL tunnel entrance.
Qayyarah, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL assembly area and eight ISIL boats and denied ISIL access to
* Near Ramadi, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 14 ISIL boats and two ISIL weapons caches.
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