New York [U.S.] : U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria conducting 27 strikes, consisting of 32 engagements, inflicting major damage to radical Islamic forces and tactical units.
These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group’s ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, Defence Department stated task force officials as saying.
In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes, consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets near Dayr Az Zawr and 24 strikes in Raqqa destroying ISIS tactical units, three sniper positions, two command-and-control nodes,supply caches, communication tower and suppressed a supply route. In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted strikes near Huwayjah and Kisik.
The list above contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing or remotely piloted aircraft; rocket-propelled artillery; and some ground-based tactical artillery when fired on planned targets, officials noted.
Ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike, they added. A strike, as defined by the coalition, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single or cumulative effect.