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April 6: Military airstrikes continue against Daesh terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Release No: 18-039 April 6, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

April 6, 2018

Release # 20180406-01

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. Coalition strikes continue to target Daesh in SDF-held areas of Syria, and throughout Iraq under the leadership of Iraqi authorities. "All Coalition air strikes are carried out with the consent of the Iraqi government," said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in a press conference April 1, 2018.

 

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to exert pressure on Daesh senior leaders and associates in order to degrade, disrupt and dismantle Daesh structures and remove terrorists throughout Iraq and Syria. This will prevent the terrorist group’s ability to resurge and resume its capacity to threaten and destabilize the international community.

 

Weekly Strike Summary

 

Between March 30 and April 5, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 11 engagements in Syria and Iraq.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on April 5, 2018.

 

On April 5 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a Daesh supply route.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on April 4, 2018.

 

On April 4 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Baghdad, one strike destroyed a Daesh cave.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria or Iraq on April 3, 2018.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on April 2, 2018.

 

On April 2 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Bayji, one strike engaged a Daesh tactical unit.

             One strike was conducted near Qayyarah.

 

On April 1 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

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

 

On April 1 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Bayji, one strike engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed a Daesh-held building.

 

On March 31 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

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

 

On March 31 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Rutbah, one strike engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed a Daesh vehicle.

 

On March 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

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

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on March 30, 2018.

 

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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