July 14, 2016
Release # 20160714-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASIA — On July 13, coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL
terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces
conducted 12 strikes using bomber, 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 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, one strike destroyed an ISIL front-end loader.
* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIL excavator.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed two ISIL oil wellheads.
Near Manbij, nine strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed 14 ISIL fighting positions and damaged two separate ISIL
* Near Habbaniyah, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).
* Near Haditha, one strike destroyed two ISIL vehicles.
* Near Hit, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL mortar systems and an ISIL mortar cache.
* Near Kisik, one strike destroyed an ISIL assembly area.
* Near Mosul, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas.
Near Qayyarah, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL
weapons storage facility and destroyed an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL weapons
cache, an ISIL tactical vehicle, and four ISIL mortar systems and denied
ISIL access to terrain.
* Near Ramadi, two strikes struck two
separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions
and an ISIL staging area and damaged a separate ISIL fighting position.
* Near Sinjar, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas.
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