SOUTHWEST ASIA –
Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) conducted a ceremony with Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) to transfer the Coalition’s Ammunition Supply Point (ASP) on Taji Base, Iraq, August 16, 2020.
The Coalition transferred approximately 50 ammunition storage bunkers, and associated secure facilities, to full Iraqi control.
In 2020, more than $11 million of ammunition inside the ASP was divested to the ISF as part of the Coalition’s Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund. Items included 5.56mm and 7.62mm rifle ammunition, mortar and artillery rounds, helicopter attack missiles, grenades and other items used for training and military operations. The ASP was the primary storage facility for missions in support of the ISF and anti-ISIS international military Coalition. These military movements are long-planned in coordination with the Government of Iraq.
“Iraqi Soldiers and Airmen are conducting successful operations to defeat Daesh and developed tremendous capability for your armed forces,” said Col. Greg Fix, commander, 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, who presided over the ceremony. “The transfer of the ammunition supply point today is historic as a symbol of success and partnership between the Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces. We look forward to the continued success of Iraqi security forces and we are thankful to our Iraqi partners for allowing us to use this safe storage site.”
The Coalition continues to maintain a small presence at Taji to coordinate logistics and security operations with the ISF.
- Ammunition divested to Iraqi Security Forces at Taji throughout 2020.
- Ammunition storage facility at Taji, August 2020.
- Brig. Gen. Salah (right), deputy commander of the Prime Minister's National Operations Center and U.S. Army Col. Gregory D. Fix, senior Coalition representative at Camp Taji, sign documents during the transfer ceremony of the Ammo Supply Point to the Iraqi Government at Camp Taji, Iraq, August 16, 2020. The ASP bunkers provide safe storage for ammunition used by Iraqi Security Forces to in the fight to defeat Daesh remnants. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tescia Mims)
To see in Arabic click here: CJTF-OIR PR 20200816-01-Coalition Transfers ASP النسخة العربية