June 29, 2016
Release # 20160629-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On June 28, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 15 strikes using bomber, attack, ground-attack, fighter, and
remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq,
coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes coordinated with and in
support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, 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, eight strikes struck two ISIL tactical units, an ISIL
intelligence training center, two ISIL-used bridges, an ISIL
headquarters, an ISIL training camp, and an ISIL bed down location and
destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
* Near Manbij, six strikes struck five
separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions,
an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL anti-air artillery piece.
* Near Mar'a, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).
Near Al Qaim, five strikes struck two ISIL weapons caches, an ISIL
finance distribution center, and two ISIL communication facilities.
* Near Ar Rutbah, one strike struck an ISIL VBIED facility.
Near Fallujah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL fighting position, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL VBIED and denied
ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Mosul, three strikes struck two
separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and
suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
* Near Qayyarah, five
strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL
fighting position, two ISIL bunkers, four ISIL rocket rails, two ISIL
rocket systems, an ISIL excavator, an ISIL rocket propelled grenade
system, and ISIL-used engineering equipment.
* Near Ramadi, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
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