Coalition partners continue to pursue what they say is the “the lasting defeat” of the Islamic State in designated parts of Syria and Iraq officials reported today along with a list of strikes.

Between Aug. 27-Sept. 2, coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes, consisting of 35 engagements, in Iraq and Syria. These strikes are listed below and come directly from the Operation Inherent Resolve website.

Strikes in Syria

On Sept. 1, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six ISIS supply routes, an ISIS command-and-control center and an ISIS logistics hub.

On Aug. 31, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS vehicles, seven ISIS supply routes, an ISIS mortar system and an ISIS heavy machine gun.

On Aug. 30, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 31 ISIS vehicles.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Aug. 29.

On Aug. 28, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route.

On Aug. 27, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes destroyed three ISIS supply routes.

Strikes in Iraq

On Sept. 2, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets:

— Near Beiji, a strike destroyed four ISIS caves.

— Near Qayyarah, a strike destroyed an ISIS-held building.

On Sept. 1, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets near Makhmur.

On Aug. 30, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets near Rutbah. The strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The destruction of 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, task force officials said.

The list above contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing or remotely piloted aircraft; rocket-propelled artillery; and ground-based tactical artillery, officials noted.

We understand that 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of Islamic State-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use.

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