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February 16: Military Strikes Continue Against Daesh Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 18-022 Feb. 16, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

Feb. 16, 2018

Release # 20180216-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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

 

Ongoing operations by Iraqi Security Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by CJTF-OIR efforts, demonstrate that much work remains to defeat Daesh here. The Coalition and our partners continue to exert pressure on Daesh senior leaders and associates across multiple networks in order to degrade, disrupt, and dismantle Daesh structures and remove the extremist terrorists throughout Iraq and Syria. This will prevent the terrorist group’s ability to regroup and resume its capacity to threaten citizens of all nations.

 

Weekly Strike Summary

 

Between Feb. 9 and Feb. 15, Coalition military forces conducted 43 strikes consisting of 63 engagements in Syria and Iraq.

 

On Feb. 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed Daesh supply route, a staging area and a weapons cache.

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed a Daesh headquarters.

 

On Feb. 15 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed a Daesh weapons cache.

 

On Feb. 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged a Daesh tactical unit.

             Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed a Daesh outpost.

 

On Feb. 14 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Bayji, two strikes engaged an Daesh tactical unit and destroyed a Daesh facility.

 

On Feb. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against Daesg targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes suppressed two Daesh maneuver elements destroyed a fighting position, a heavy machine gun and an artillery system.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Feb. 13, 2018.

 

On Feb. 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 13 engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged a Daesh tactical unit and suppressed a Daesh maneuver element and destroyed two artillery systems, a tactical vehicle, a heavy machine gun, two Daesh supply routes, a fighting position and a command and control center.

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed two Daesh fighting positions.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Feb. 12, 2018.

 

On Feb. 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 11 engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions, a Daesh-held building, a command and control center, three tactical vehicles and two Daesh-supply routes.

 

On Feb. 11 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against DAESH targets.

             Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed a Daesh tunnel.

 

On Feb. 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 11 engagements.

             Near Abu Kamal, eight strikes engaged six Daesh tactical units and destroyed two command and control centers, a fighting position, a Daesh-held building, a weapons cache, a Daesh motorcycle and a mortar tube.

             Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged two tactical units of the hostile forces and destroyed one tank.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Feb. 10, 2018.

 

On Feb. 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three Daesh tactical units and damaged a Daesh-held building.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Feb. 9, 2018.

 

Additionally, we received late reporting of the following strikes:

 

On Feb. 8 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement near Raqqah, engaging one Daesh tactical unit.

 

On Jan. 31 in Syria near Al Shadaddi, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement, destroying a Daesh rocket fighting position.

 

On Jan. 27 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement in support of an Iraqi Security Forces’ raid on a high-value Daesh leader.

 

These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy Daesh in Iraq and Syria.  The destruction of Daesh 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 Daesh vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of Daesh-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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