SOUTHWEST ASIA, Dec. 6, 2015 —
coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and
the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation
Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are
based on initial reports.
Strikes in Syria
fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 12 strikes in Syria:
-- Near Mar’a,
two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an
-- Near Ayn
Isa, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL excavator,
an ISIL tactical vehicle, and an ISIL building.
-- Near Dayr
Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed five ISIL oil wellheads.
-- Near Raqqah,
one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and wounded an ISIL fighter.
Strikes in Iraq
and fighter aircraft conducted 17 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in
support of Iraq’s government:
-- Near Huwayjah,
three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL
vehicles and an ISIL tunnel.
-- Near Albu
Hayat, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and suppressed an ISIL rocket
-- Near Mosul,
four strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL
mortar tube, an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL command and control node, an
ISIL excavator, an ISIL heavy machine gun, and suppressed a separate ISIL heavy
machine gun position.
Ramadi, six strikes struck three separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an
ISIL sniper position, an ISIL vehicle bomb facility, four ISIL fighting
positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun, three ISIL buildings, four ISIL command
and control nodes, three ISIL staging areas, two ISIL weapons caches, damaged
an ISIL fighting position, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
Sinjar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three
ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL heavy machine guns.
-- Near Sultan
Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL
fighting position, an ISIL heavy machine gun, and an ISIL vehicle.
officials define a strike as one or more kinetic events that occur in roughly
the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative, effect.
Therefore, officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon
against a lone ISIL vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft
delivering dozens of weapons against buildings, vehicles and weapon systems in
a compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making those targets
harder or impossible for ISIL to use. Accordingly, officials said, they do 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.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
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. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and
Iraq further limits the terrorist group's ability to project terror and conduct
operations, officials said.
nations conducting strikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia,
Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United
Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting strikes in Syria include the United
States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and
the United Arab Emirates.