Coalition military forces continue to release details on strikes against Islamic State officials reported today.
Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. The following is the list of strikes issued via a media release.
Strikes in Syria
Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit in a single engagement.
Strikes in Iraq
In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets:
— Near Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle-borne-bomb factory.
— Near Qayyarah, two strikes damaged three ISIS supply routes.
Additionally, two strikes consisting of five engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 22 that closed within the last 24 hours.
— Near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria a strike damaged two ISIS lines of communication.
— Near Qaim, Iraq, a strike destroyed seven ISIS vehicles, a vehicle-borne bomb, two ISIS tractor trailers, two tractors, two water trucks, four pickup trucks, nine ISIS construction vehicles and an SUV.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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.
We have been informed that ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike. 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.