July 07, 2016
Release # 20160707-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On July 6, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 14 strikes using bomber, attack, ground-attack, fighter, and
remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq,
coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes coordinated with and in
support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, 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, two strikes destroyed an ISIL oil pump jack and five ISIL oil wellheads.
* Near Ar Raqqah, one strike struck an ISIL-used bridge.
Near Manbij, 11 strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed five ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL-used bridges and
damaged a separate ISIL-used bridge.
* Near Al
Baghdadi, three strikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle borne improvised
explosive device (VBIED), an ISIL mortar system, and two ISIL weapons
* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed an ISIL bunker and an ISIL tunnel.
Near Mosul, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an
ISIL vehicle, an ISIL artillery piece, and an ISIL weapons cache.
Near Qayyarah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed
four ISIL vehicles, an ISIL mortar system, and an ISIL artillery piece
and damaged an ISIL-used road and denied ISIL access to terrain.
Near Ramadi, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, two ISIL fighting positions, and
two ISIL mortar systems and damaged a separate ISIL fighting position.
* Near Rawah, one strike struck an ISIL weapons factory.
* Near Sinjar, one strike destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun and an ISIL mortar system.
Near Sultan Abdallah, two strikes struck an ISIL improvised weapons
factory and destroyed an ISIL command and control node, an ISIL
headquarters, and an ISIL bed down location.
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