Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIL in Syria
Inherent Resolve Strikes
Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force
Operation Inherent Resolve News Release.
Southwest Asia — (DoD
News) — April 16, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to
attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq
yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials
Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting
that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Strikes in Syria
Attack and fighter aircraft conducted three strikes near Mara
in Syria, striking three separate ISIL tactical units and destroying two ISIL
Strikes in Iraq
Attack, ground-attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft
conducted 15 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi
-- Near Fallujah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Hit, two strikes destroyed an ISIL mortar system, 14 ISIL boats and an
-- Near Kisik, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL
-- Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, 14 ISIL modular oil
refineries and two ISIL crude oil stills and destroyed an ISIL assembly area and
10 ISIL boats.
-- Near Qayyarah, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed 24
ISIL boats, two ISIL rocket rails and two ISIL assembly areas.
-- Near Sinjar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and
destroyed an ISIL mortar system and an ISIL assembly area.
-- Near Sultan Abdallah, a strike suppressed an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Tal Afar, a strike suppressed an ISIL tactical unit.
Task force 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. Ground-based artillery fired
in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a
strike, officials added.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The 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, the region, 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.
Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Iraq include
the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the
Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations that have conducted
strikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France,
Jordan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the
Related Links :
Special Report: Operation Inherent Resolve