June 26, 2016
Release # 20160626-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 25, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 14 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 fighter and remotely piloted aircraft against
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:
* Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and two ISIL tactical vehicles.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes struck an ISIL gas and oil separation plant and destroyed two ISIL oil well heads.
Near Manbij, eight strikes struck seven separate ISIL tactical units
and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL
vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), and an ISIL
improvised explosive device (IED) and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Mar'a, one strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
* Near Al Baghdadi, one strike struck an ISIL staging facility.
* Near Ar Rutbah, one strike struck two ISIL VBIED facilities.
Near Fallujah, three strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units
and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL boat, eight ISIL light
machine guns, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL staging area, an ISIL
VBIED, and two ISIL rocket propelled grenade systems and denied ISIL
access to terrain.
* Near Mosul, four strikes struck two separate
ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL VBIED storage facility and
five bed down locations.
* Near Qayyarah, five strikes struck
three ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL boats, an ISIL assembly
area, three ISIL vehicles, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL VBIED, and an
ISIL front-end loader and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Ramadi, two strikes destroyed two ISIL boats and an ISIL front-end loader and an ISIL supply cache.
Near Sinjar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL vehicle and two ISIL assembly areas and damaged an
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