U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting three strikes consisting of three engagements in recent days, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strike in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement Oct. 15 near Dayr Az Zawr, engaging an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq yesterday, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Rahwa, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an improvised explosive device weapons facility.
  • Near Qaim, a strike destroyed a vehicle-borne-IED factory.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Sunday, conducting ten strikes consisting of 11 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Ash Shadaddi, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Qaim, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five supply routes, two vehicle-bomb factories and an ISIS-held building.
  • Near Rutba, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three vehicles.
  • Near Rawa, a strike destroyed two command-and-control nodes and an anti-air artillery system.
  • Near Tuz, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tunnel.

Additionally, officials announced details today of an Oct. 14 strike near Qaim for which the information was not previously available. The strike destroyed five ISIS supply routes and a tunnel entrance.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

These strikes are 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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, conducting 31 strikes consisting of 39 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 33 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Abu Kamal, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
  • Near Raqqa, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; damaged nine fighting positions; destroyed 11 fighting positions, 12 vehicles, two communication nodes and one ISIS supply route.
  • Near Shadaddai, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and one staging area.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Qaim, three strikes destroyed an ISIS training camp and staging area.
  • Near Rawah, a strike destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and three ISIS supply routes.

Oct. 10 Strikes

Additionally, two strikes consisting of six engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 10 for which the information was not previously available:

  • Near Raqqa, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.
  • Near Rawah, a strike destroyed a VBIED, an ISIS fuel tanker and a vehicle.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed two ISIS vehicles and two trailers.
  • Near Ash Shaddadi, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and an armored vehicle.
  • Near Raqqa, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed a logistical node.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Qaim, three strikes destroyed an ISIS fuel point, a weapons cache, four ISIS-held buildings and 36 vehicles.
  • Near Rawa, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, damaged a supply route; and destroyed seven vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, a VBIED factory, a heavy machine gun, an ISIS-held building and a vehicle.

Oct. 9 Strikes

Additionally, four strikes consisting of 15 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 9 for which the information was not previously available:

  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; and destroyed two headquarters structures, a logistics node and a fighting position.
  • Near Qaim, a strike destroyed two ISIS weapons storage facilities, a VBIED factory, six staging areas and a headquarters structure.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Monday, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 15 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a vehicle and a weapons storage facility.
  • Near Shaddai, a strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle-borne bomb and a fighting position.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted seven strikes against ISIS targets consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS improvised explosive device and an ISIS-held building.
  • Near Haditha, three strikes destroyed an ISIS IED and a supply road.
  • Near Rawah, a strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
  • Near Sultan Abdallah, a strike destroyed an ISIS supply road.

Oct 8 Strikes

Additionally, three strikes consisting of four engagements were conducted in Syria on Oct. 8 for which the information was not previously available:

  • Near Raqqa, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.
  • Near Shadaddi, a strike damaged an ISIS vehicle-borne bomb.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria over the previous two days, conducting 95 strikes consisting of 109 engagements Oct. 7 and yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet receives fuel from an Air Force 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Sept. 7, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride

Officials reported details of those strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Oct. 7 Strikes in Syria

In Syria on Oct. 7, coalition military forces conducted 53 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed an ISIS tactical unit and a vehicle.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike destroyed an ISIS command-and-control network.
  • Near Raqqa, 51 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and four command-and-control networks.

Yesterday’s Strikes in Syria

Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets in Syria yesterday:

  • Near Abu Kamal, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
  • Near Raqqa, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, a vehicle-borne IED, a machine gun and four command-and-control networks.

Oct. 7 Strikes in Iraq

On Oct. 7, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets in Iraq:

  • Near Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a headquarters and a vehicle.
  • Near Bashir, a strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.
  • Near Hit, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tunnel system.
  • Near Rawa, four strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, a vehicle-borne IED and a weapons cache.
  • Near Tuz, a strike destroyed four ISIS-held buildings.
  • Near Huwija, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

Yesterday’s Strikes in Iraq

Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets in Iraq yesterday:

  • Near Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.
  • Near Huwija, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
  • Near Rawa, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three staging areas, a headquarters and a vehicle.

Previous Strikes

Officials also provided details today on 25 strikes consisting of 31 engagements conducted Oct. 5 and 6 in Syria and Iraq for which the information was not previously available:

  • On Oct 5 near Raqqa, a strike damaged an ISIS fighting position.
  • On Oct 6 near Huwija, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
  • On Oct. 6, near Raqqa, 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a vehicle-borne IED and an ISIS supply road.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, conducting 39 strikes consisting of 40 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Abu Kamal, A strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units.
  • Near Raqqa, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and a weapons cache.
  • Near Huwija, A strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a vehicle-borne bomb.
  • Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and four ISIS boats.

Previous Strikes

Officials also provided details today on 23 strikes consisting of 25 engagements conducted near Raqqa on Oct. 2 for which the information was not previously available. The strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units, destroyed nine fighting positions and damaged five fighting positions.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Monday, conducting 14 strikes consisting of 14 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.
  • Near Raqqa, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a weapons cache.
  • Near Beiji, a strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel and a vehicle.
  • Near Kirkuk, a strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

Previous Strikes

Officials also provided details today on four Oct. 1 strikes consisting of eight engagements for which the information was not previously available:

  • Near Shadaddi, Syria, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.
  • Near Beiji, a strike destroyed seven ISIS vehicles, four fighting positions, two vehicle-borne bombs and a tactical vehicle.
  • Near Raqqa, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria over the weekend, conducting 69 strikes consisting of 88 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported on Monday.

Officials reported details of the weekend’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Sept. 30 Strikes in Syria

In Syria on  Sept. 30, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed an ISIS wellhead and engaged two tactical units.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.
  • Near Raqqa, 29 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroyed 20 fighting positions and a supply route, and suppressed 10 fighting positions.

Strikes Yesterday in Syria

In Syria yesterday, coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS wellheads and a fighting position.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters.
  • Near Raqqa, 20 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 16 fighting positions, 11 vehicles; and disrupted two supply routes.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq on Sept. 30, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Beiji, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four weapons caches and two mortar systems.
  • Near Huwija, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 10 vehicles and two command-and-control nodes.
  • Near Rawah, a strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle-borne-bomb factory.
  • Near Tuz, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets in Iraq yesterday. The strike, near Huwija, engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two weapons caches, two command and control nodes, a vehicle-borne bomb factory and a vehicle-borne bomb and suppressed a tactical unit.

Previous Strikes

Officials also provided details today on 15 strikes consisting of 28 engagements conducted earlier for which the information was not previously available:

  • On Aug. 2 near Raqqa, two strikes destroyed two ISIS fighting positions and suppressed four fighting positions.
  • On Aug. 3 near Raqqa, five strikes suppressed 10 ISIS fighting positions.
  • On Aug. 4 near Raqqa, two strikes suppressed seven ISIS fighting positions.
  • On Sept. 29 near Beiji, two strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions, a vehicle and a generator.
  • On Sept. 29 near Raqqa, four strikes destroyed four ISIS supply routes and four communication networks.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 39 strikes consisting of 50 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 37 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed two fighting positions and a supply route and damaged a fighting position.
  • Near Raqqa, 26 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, six vehicles and an improvised explosive device and suppressed six fighting positions.
  • Near Shadaddi, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a mortar system and suppressed a fighting position.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Fallujah, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
  • Near Huwijah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two staging areas, a command-and-control node, a headquarters and a weapons cache.
  • Near Qaim, a strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
  • Near Rawah, a strike destroyed two ISIS vehicle-borne-bomb facilities.

Previous Strikes

Additionally, six strikes consisting of nine engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 27 that closed within the last 24 hours.

  • Near Raqqa, Syria, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.
  • Near Shadaddi, Syria, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
  • Near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed 51 ISIS vehicles and five vehicle-borne-bombs.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

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, 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 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.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)