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January 12: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 18-009 Jan. 16, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

Jan. 12, 2018

Release # 20180112-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Jan. 5 and Jan. 11, 2018, Coalition military forces conducted 96 strikes consisting of 160 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

 

On Jan. 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 11, 2017.

 

On Jan. 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, 19 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, four ISIS vehicles, three control and command centers, a recoilless rifle, two logistics centers, an indirect fire weapon and a VBIED.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 10, 2017.

 

On Jan. 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 39 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, 26 strikes engaged 25 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles, a fighting position and a logistics center.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 9, 2017.

 

On Jan. 8 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, 15 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles, an ISIS headquarters, a fighting position, an ISIS line of communication and an indirect fire weapon.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 8, 2017.

 

On Jan. 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, 17 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS headquarters, three logistics centers, two ISIS command and control centers, two fighting positions, two VBIED factories and two ISIS vehicles.

 

On Jan. 7 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of seven engagement against ISIS targets.

             Near Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS tunnel.

             Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

 

On Jan. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, a VBIED, an ISIS observation post, two fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.

 

On Jan. 6 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

             Near Hawijah, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker and an ISIS tunnel.

 

On Jan. 5 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three fighting positions and two ISIS supply routes.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 5, 2017.

 

Additionally, we received late reporting of two strikes conducted in Iraq and Syria against ISIS targets.

             On Jan. 4, 2018 near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

             On Dec. 4, 2017 near Rutbah, Iraq, one strike destroyed a VBIED and a VBIED factory.

 

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.

 

This Coalition strike release contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery and ground-based tactical artillery.

 

A strike, as defined in the Coalition release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect in that location.  For example, 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.

 

CJTF-OIR 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. Likewise, we do not break down strikes by nation. The information used to compile the daily strike releases is based on 'Z' or Greenwich Mean Time.  

 

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