July 06, 2016
Release # 20160706-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On July 5, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 13 strikes using attack, bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted
aircraft against ISIL targets. Coalition military forces conducted one
strike in Syria in support of Coalition operations using fighter
aircraft. Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 14
strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using
fighter, attack, bomber, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release:
Near Manbij, 13 strikes struck eight separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed 21 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL tactical vehicle.
* Near Al Baghdadi, one strike destroyed an ISIL bunker.
Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and
destroyed an ISIL front-end loader and denied ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed an ISIL command and control node.
Near Kisik, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL assembly area and suppressed ISIL rocket firing position.
* Near Mosul, one strike struck an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) factory.
Near Qayyarah, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units
and destroyed an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL rocket
system, and an ISIL headquarters.
* Near Ramadi, two strikes
struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 10 ISIL fighting
positions, an ISIL artillery piece, an ISIL vehicle, two ISIL rocket
propelled grenade systems, five ISIL heavy machine guns, an ISIL boat,
and an ISIL sniper position.
* Near Waleed, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL fighting position.
Coalition military forces conducted one strike in Syria in support of Coalition operations using fighter aircraft:
* Near Ar Raqqah, one strike struck inoperable Coalition equipment denying ISIL access in support of Coalition operations.
due to an administrative error, two strikes were not reported while an
additional strike was misreported near Ayn Isa on the July 5 release.
The correct assessment reads:
* Near Manbij, two
strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL
fighting positions and 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