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January 26: Military airstrikes continue against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 18-013 Jan. 26, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

Jan. 26, 2018

Release # 20180126-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to strike ISIS targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq.

 

Ongoing operations by Iraqi Security Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces demonstrate that much work remains to defeat ISIS here.

 

A significant precision strike, involving exhaustive intelligence and observation to confirm ISIS concentrations and ensure no civilian casualties, killed between 145-150 ISIS terrorists in the Middle Euphrates River Valley Jan. 20. See our press release for that event here:

http://www.inherentresolve.mil/News/News-Releases/News-Article-View/Article/1422078/coalition-precision-strikes-kill-isis-terrorists-in-the-syrian-middle-euphrates/

 

Strike Summary

 

Between Jan. 19 and Jan. 25, Coalition military forces conducted 60 strikes consisting of 93 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Jan. 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS supply routes, four fighting positions, a front-end loader, a road grader and an ISIS line of communication.

 

Note: CJTF-OIR Strike Releases are now published on Fridays only. This will encompass all strikes from the previous week. The continued degradation of Daesh leads to decreased kinetic activities against this terrorist organization. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency. CJTF-OIR is committed to the lasting defeat of Daesh and the prevention of its ability to establish networks or re-emerge in Iraq and Syria.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 25, 2018.

 

On Jan. 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a front-end loader, two ISIS supply routes, four fighting positions and an ISIS line of communication.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 24, 2018.

 

On Jan. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three pieces of ISIS construction equipment, three fighting positions and two ISIS supply routes.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 23, 2018.

 

On Jan. 22 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS supply routes, a command and control center and an ISIS-held building.

 

On Jan. 22 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

Near Qara Tapa, one strike destroyed and ISIS weapons cache.

 

On Jan. 21 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.

Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed a staging facility, two ISIS supply routes, a munitions storage, an ISIS-held building, an ammunition truck and a fighting position.

 

On Jan. 21 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

Near Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position and an ISIS command and control center.

Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed two ISIS tactical vehicles.

 

On Jan. 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions, a staging facility, a VBIED, three weapons caches, two ISIS headquarters, an ISIS motorcycle, an ISIS construction vehicle, an ISIS-held building, and an ISIS vehicle.

 

On Jan. 20 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

 

On Jan. 19 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.

Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes destroyed two ISIS supply routes, three ISIS equipment vehicles, six fighting positions, two ISIS vehicles and a command and control center.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Jan. 19, 2018.

 

Additionally, we received late reporting of four strikes consisting of 13 engagements conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Jan. 18 near Abu Kamal, engaging four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

 

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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