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March 9: Military airstrikes continue against Daesh terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 18-027 March 9, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

Mar. 9, 2018

Release # 20180309-01

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 Mar. 2 and Mar. 8, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 30 engagements in Syria and Iraq.

 

On Mar. 8 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed a Daesh supply route and a UAV.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Mar. 8, 2018.

 

On Mar. 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units and destroyed four Daesh motorcycles.

 

On Mar. 7 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

•Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed a Daesh tunnel.

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