SOUTHWEST ASIA–(ENEWSPF)—December 6, 2016. On Dec. 5, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack, bomber, fighter, rotary, and remotely piloted aircraft as well as rocket artillery against ISIL targets.
- Near Ar Raqqah, three strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.
- Near Ayn Isa, one strike damaged an ISIL VBIED.
- Near Manbij, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit.
- Near Haditha, one strike destroyed an ISIL mortar system.
- Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed nine ISIL-held buildings, four mortar systems, two VBIEDs, a vehicle, a heavy machine gun, two repeater tower power stations, and a land bridge; damaged a bridge, a front-end loader, 47 roads; and suppressed a tactical unit.
- Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIL VBIED.
- Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an air defense artillery system.
Strike assessments are based on initial reports. All aircraft returned to base safely. A strike, as defined in the CJTF releases, means one or more kinetic events that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect for that location.