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January 19: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 18-010 Jan. 19, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

Jan. 19, 2018

Release # 20180119-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Jan. 12 and Jan. 18, Coalition military forces conducted 63 strikes consisting of 102 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

 

On Jan. 18 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

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

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 18, 2018.

 

On Jan. 17 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two logistics centers, three ISIS lines of communication, a heavy machine gun, three fighting positions, an ISIS-held building, a tunnel, two weapons caches and an ISIS supply route.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 17, 2018.

 

On Jan. 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a UAV, an indirect fire position and an ISIS headquarters.

 

On Jan. 16 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Rutbah, one strikes destroyed three ISIS underground facilities and a generator.

 

On Jan. 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed an explosive hazard, an ISIS vehicle, a headquarters center, two logistics centers, an indirect fire weapon, an ISIS fighting position, a headquarters building and an ISIS line of communication.

 

On Jan. 15 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

             Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed two ISIS weapons caches.

 

On Jan. 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed two pieces of ISIS engineering equipment, a fighting position, an ISIS vehicle, an indirect fire weapon, two logistics centers, two VBIED factories, an ISIS line of communication and a UAV.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 14, 2018.

 

On Jan. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, 13 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS supply routes, two ISIS motorcycles, two weapons caches, four fighting positions, a VBIED factory and an ISIS logistics center.

 

On Jan. 13 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

             Near Mosul, one strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel.

 

On Jan. 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, 14 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS supply route, an indirect fire weapon, a fighting position, an ISIS headquarters and a UAV.

 

On Jan. 12 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

 

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. The information used to compile the daily strike releases is based on 'Z' or Greenwich Mean Time.  

 

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