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April 27: Military airstrikes continue against Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Release No: 18-044 April 27, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

April 27, 2018

Release # 20180427-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

  

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

 

Ongoing operations by Iraqi Security Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by CJTF-OIR efforts, demonstrate that work remains to defeat Daesh. Coalition strikes continue to target Daesh 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 intent to threaten and destabilize the international community.

 

Weekly Strike Summary

 

Between April 20 and April 26, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 34 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq or Syria on April 26, 2018.

 

On April 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh weapons staging area.

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

 

On April 25 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Mosul, one strike destroyed one Daesh-held building.

             Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

             Near Tuz, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

 

On April 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed three Daesh fighting positions, one Daesh vehicle and damaged one fighting position.

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

 

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

 

On April 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 12 engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed three Daesh vehicles.

             Near Al Shadaddi, six strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed five Daesh vehicles.

 

On April 23 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh-held building.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq or Syria on April 22, 2018.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on April 21, 2018.

 

On April 21 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Kirkuk, one strike destroyed five Daesh tunnels, two weapons caches and one Daesh-held building.

 

On April 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed a Daesh fighting position and a motorcycle.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on April 20, 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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