Press Release | March 30, 2018

March 30: Military airstrikes continue against Daesh terrorists in Syria and Iraq

CJTFOIR

March 30, 2018

Release # 20180330-02

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 in order to degrade, disrupt and dismantle Daesh structures and remove the 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 23 and March 29, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements in Syria and Iraq.

 

On March 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a Daesh-held building.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on March 29, 2018.

 

On March 28 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.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on March 28, 2018.

 

On March 27 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 27 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed a Daesh tunnel system.

 

On March 26 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 26 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed three Daesh tunnels.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on March 25, 2018.

 

On March 25 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Qayyarah, one strikes engaged a Daesh tactical unit and destroyed a Daesh watercraft.

 

On March 24 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.

 

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

 

On March 23 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 a fighting position.

 

On March 23 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed a Daesh vehicle.

 

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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