Military reports – August 2017

Monthly summary: Below are all known published daily Coalition military reports relating to the air war against so called Islamic State or Daesh in Iraq and Syria for August 2017. We have also included relevant video and photo releases, as well as cross-indicating where any known alleged civilian or ‘friendly fire’ casualties have been reported.

 

August 1st – August 2nd 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +2* (13,275 – 13,279)
Syria 9 strikes + 25* (10,966 – 10,999)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 1, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed three ISIS well-heads.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS oil refinery.

* Near Raqqah, seven strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters, an IED, an ammunition cache, and a fuel supply point.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed a piece of ISIS engineering equipment and a front-end loader.

* Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED.

* Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four front-end loaders, a supply cache and a command and control node.

Additionally, seven strikes consisting of 10 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 30-31 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 30, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units.

* On July 31, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units.

* On July 31, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike illuminated an area.’

From Australian MoD on August 1st:

’01 Aug 2017
 
Operation OKRA – ADF Airstrikes for the period 13 – 27 Jul 2017

Over the period 13 – 27 Jul 2017, Air Task Group strike operations focused on supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure Mosul and Al Qayyarah from Daesh forces.

On 14 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh fighting position with a guided munition.

On 15 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Al Qayyarah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh fighting position with guided munitions.

On 18 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Al Qayyarah. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.  ‘

 

August 2nd – August 3rd 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +1* (13,280 – 13,286)
Syria 21 strikes +39* +2* (11,000 – 11,061)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 2, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 33 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three ISIS oil storage tanks, three well-heads, an oil pump, and a front-end loader.

*Near Al Shadaddi, four strikes destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a staging area, and a vehicle; and damaged an ISIS headquarters.

*Near Raqqah, 14 strikes [1 British] engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply cache, a VBIED, a mortar position, an ISIS UAS site, and a generator.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two ISIS-held buildings and a staging area.

*Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a VBIED facility.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, four tunnels, and two IEDs.

Additionally, 27 strikes consisting of 33 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq Aug. 1 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 1, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed three ISIS oil separator tanks.

*On Aug. 1, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two rocket sites, two ISIS-held buildings, and a command and control node.

*On Aug. 1, near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed 16 ISIS oil stills and an oil tanker truck.

*On Aug. 1, near Raqqah, Syria, 17 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions, two ammunition caches, and a VBIED factory; and damaged a fighting position.

*On Aug. 1, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike illuminated an area.

*On Aug. 1, near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike destroyed an IED facility.’

* See August 3rd-4th and Sept 30th-Oct 1st press releases for amended strikes

 Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 2 August:

‘Wednesday 2 August – Typhoons destroyed a Daesh strongpoint in Raqqa…Typhoons provided further close air support to the SDF on Wednesday 2 August; they found themselves coming under sustained heavy machine-gun and sniper fire from a building in Raqqa, but were able to pinpoint the Daesh position, allowing our aircraft to attack with a Paveway IV.’

 

Update from French MoD on August 3rd:

[This week, French aircraft carried out 31 sorties. A strike was carried out in the Rawah area and destroyed a storage site for reinforced and explosive device vehicles (VBIED).
Task Force (TF) Wagram conducted 6 light shooting missions in support of the 15th Division in Mosul to prevent enemy infiltrations on Iraqi positions. The overall record of air activity since 19 September 2014 amounts to 1325 strikes, 2093 targets destroyed and 6888 sorties.]

‘OPÉRATION CHAMMAL
SITUATION
En Syrie,
Dans la ville de Raqqah, la progression des Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS) se fait difficilement face à l’utilisation massive d’engins explosifs improvisés (IED) par Daech. Cependant, les avancées ont permis de poursuive un mouvement de tenaille au sud de la ville faisant se rapprocher les fronts Est et Ouest, et resserrant l’étau sur les combattants de Daech. Ces derniers poursuivent une défense dure et s’appuient sur de solides positions défensives dans la ville, pour tenter de mener des contre-attaques régulières et des actions de harcèlement.
En Irak,
Les opérations de nettoyage et de sécurisation de Mossoul se poursuivent dans une ville extrêmement polluée de pièges à base d’IED. Plus à l’ouest, dans la région de Tal Afar, Daech mène de nombreuses actions de harcèlement contre les positions des Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes (FSI).
Ailleurs en Irak, Daech poursuit ses actions de diversion et de harcèlement en particulier dans les régions de l’Anbar et d’Hawijah.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE
Cette semaine, les aéronefs ont réalisé 31 sorties aériennes dont 27 de reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol (CAS), ainsi que 4 missions de recueil de renseignement. Une frappe a été conduite dans la région de Rawah et a permis de détruire un site de stockage de véhicules renforcés et chargés d’engin explosifs (VBIED).
La Task Force (TF) Wagram a mené de son côté 6 missions de tir d’éclairement en appui de la 15e division pour prévenir les infiltrations ennemies sur les positions irakiennes.
Le bilan global de l’activité aérienne depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève 1325 frappes, 2093 objectifs détruits et 6888 sorties.’

From CJTFOIR on August 4th:

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve Monthly Civilian Casualty Report

SOUTHWEST ASIA- In the month of June, CJTF-OIR carried over 180 open reports of possible civilian casualties from previous months and received 72 new reports resulting from Coalition strikes in support of partner force operations to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Additionally, the Coalition began the assessments of 304 historical reports of possible civilian casualties received from Airwars.org. During this period, the Coalition completed the assessment of 132 reports, of which 121 were assessed to be non-credible and seven were assessed to be credible, resulting in 21 unintentional civilian deaths. Four reports were assessed to be a duplicates of previous reports. To date, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses that, it is more likely than not, at least 624 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. A total of 424 reports were still open and being assessed at the end of the month. Coalition strikes are defined as ground artillery or air strikes conducted as part of the Coalition Air Tasking Order.

CJTF-OIR takes all reports of civilian casualties seriously and assesses all reports as thoroughly as possible. Although we are unable to investigate all reports of possible civilian casualties using traditional investigative methods, such as interviewing witnesses and examining the site, the Coalition interviews pilots and other personnel involved in the targeting process, reviews strike and surveillance video if available, and analyzes information provided by government agencies, non-governmental reports, partner forces, and traditional and social media. In addition, the Coalition considers new information when it becomes available in order to ensure a thorough and continuous review process.

To date, based on data between August 2014 and June 2017, the Coalition conducted a total of 22,983 strikes that included 48,636 separate engagements. During this period, the total number of reports of possible civilian casualties was 1101. The total number of credible reports of civilian casualties during this time period was 151. The percent of engagements that resulted in a report of possible civilian casualties was 2.26%. The percent of engagements that resulted in a credible report of civilian casualties was .31%.

After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed that the following 121 reports are non-credible.  Non-credible means that at this time there is not sufficient information available to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.

1.      May 27, 2016, near Khan Jibran, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

2.      Oct. 6, 2016, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

3.      Oct. 6, 2016, near Tal Al Jayer, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

4.      Oct. 11, 2016, near Tal Btal, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

5.      Oct. 14, 2016, near Al Ghazli, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

6.      Oct. 16, 2016, near Al Jurnia, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

7.      Oct. 17, 2016, near At Tanira, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

8.      Oct. 17, 2016, near Al Ma’amari, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

9.      Oct. 21, 2016, near Dahuk, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

10.     Oct. 22, 2016, near Haji Koussa, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

11.     Oct. 24, 2016, near Al Jurnia, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

12.     Oct. 24, 2016, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

13.     Oct. 24, 2016, near Tal Aswad, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

14.     Oct. 25, 2016, near Al Hamar al Sharqiya, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

15.     Oct. 25, 2016, near Lylan, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

16.     Oct. 26, 2016, near Nu’man, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

17.     Oct. 27, 2016, near Bariha, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

18.     Oct. 29, 2016, near Al A’rīma, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

19.     Oct. 30, 2016, near Tel Kahf, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

20.     Nov. 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

21.     Nov. 2, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

22.     Nov. 3, 2016, near Lakta, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

23.     Nov. 3, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

24.     Nov. 4, 2016, near Al Hiyewi, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

25.     Nov. 4, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

26.     Nov. 5, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

27.     Nov. 6, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

28.     Nov. 6, 2016, near Lakta, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

29.     Nov. 7, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

30.     Nov. 7, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

31.     Nov. 7, 2016, near Raqqa, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

32.     Nov. 7, 2016, near Qabasin, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

33.     Nov. 8, 2016, near Qaltah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

34.     Nov. 8, 2016, near Tal Al Samin, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

35.     Nov. 9, 2016, near Khaniz Al Salman, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

36.     Nov. 9, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

37.     Nov. 9, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

38.     Nov. 9, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

39.     Nov. 11, 2016, near Khaniz Janoubi, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

40.     Nov. 11, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

41.     Nov. 13, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

42.     Nov. 13, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

43.     Nov. 13, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

44.     Nov. 13, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

45.     Nov. 13, 2016, north or Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

46.     Nov. 15, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

47.     Nov. 15, 2016, near Abu Wahil, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

48.     Nov. 15, 2016, near Mazra’at Al Qadissiya, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

49.     Nov. 16, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

50.     Nov. 16, 2016, near Shanina, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

51.     Nov. 16, 2016, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

52.     Nov. 16, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

53.     Nov. 18, 2016, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

54.     Nov. 19, 2016, near Bia’as, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

55.     Nov. 21, 2016, near Bia’as, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

56.     Nov. 22, 2016, near Al I’bara, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

57.     Nov. 22, 2016, near Sabwayran, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

58.     Nov. 23, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

59.     Nov. 23, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

60.     Nov. 23, 2016, near Al Killi, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

61.     Nov. 23, 2016, near Marat, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

62.     Nov. 24, 2016, near Marat, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

63.     Nov. 24, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

64.     Nov. 25, 2016, near Qortoba, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

65.     Nov. 25, 2016, near Rutba, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

66.     Nov. 27, 2016, near Hawi, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

67.     Nov. 29, 2016, near Rawa, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

68.     Nov. 29, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

69.     Nov. 29, 2016, near Al Rahiat, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

70.     Dec. 3, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

71.     Dec. 4, 2016, near Kabish Gharbi, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

72.     Dec. 5, 2016, near Al Hazimah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

73.     Dec. 6, 2016, near Al Baza’a, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

74.     Dec. 6, 2016, near Al Thawrah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

75.     Dec. 6, 2106, near Al Msheirfa, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

76.     Dec. 7, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

77.     Dec. 8, 2016, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

78.     Dec. 8, 2016, near Al Bahra, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

79.     Dec. 9, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

80.     Dec. 11, 2016, near Khusham, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

81.     Dec. 11, 2016, near Al Kour, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

82.     Dec. 12, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

83.     Dec. 12, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

84.     Dec. 12, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

85.     Dec. 13, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

86.     Dec. 15, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

87.     Dec. 16, 2016, near Shadadi, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

88.     Dec. 16, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

89.     Dec. 17, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

90.     Dec. 17, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

91.     Dec. 23, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

92.     Dec. 29, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

93.     Dec. 30, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

94.     Dec. 30, 2016, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

95.     Jan. 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

96.     March 29, 2017, near Al Mansura, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

97.     April 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

98.     April 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

99.     April 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

100.    April 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

101.    April 24, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

102.    May 8, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

103.    May 9, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

104.    May 11, 2017, near Al Ramilah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

105.    May 13, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

106.    May 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

107.    May 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that the report of civilian casualties was outside of the Coalition’s area of responsibility.

108.    May 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

109.    May 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

110.    May 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

111.    May 30, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

112.    May 31, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via civilian report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

113.    June 2, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

114.    June 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

115.    June 5, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

116.    June 8, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

117.    June 8, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

118.    June 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

119.    June 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

120.    June 14, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

121.    June 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area of the reported civilian casualties.

Although the Coalition takes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimizes the risk of civilian casualties, in some incidents casualties are unavoidable. Seven reports were assessed to be credible resulting in the unintentional death of 21 civilians.
A credible assessment means it is more likely than not a Coalition strike resulted in a civilian casualty.  In each of the incidents below, the investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties unfortunately occurred.

1.      Nov. 14, 2015, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS vehicle, after reviewing post-strike video, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed and one was injured.

2.      March 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: During a strike on an ISIS machine gun position engaging ISF, it was assessed that five civilians, not previously observed during the engagement, were unintentionally killed.

3.      May 8, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters, after reviewing post-strike video, it was assessed that one civilian, who was not observed near the target during the engagement, was unintentionally injured.

4.      May 10, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters, after reviewing post-strike video, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.

5.      May 11, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike to crater roads used by ISIS VBIEDs, it was assessed that one civilian was injured when his vehicle entered the target area after the munition was released.

6.      May 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED, after reviewing post-strike video, it was assessed that two civilians, not previously observed during the engagement, were unintentionally killed.

7.      May 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: During a strike on ISIS fighters, it was assessed that 10 civilians were unintentionally killed in a building adjacent to the target.

The following four reports were assessed to be duplicates of other reports that have been or are currently being assessed.

1.      Oct. 24, 2016, near Jarbua, Iraq, via Airwars report: It was assessed that this report of possible casualties is a duplicate of a non-credible report #5 in the Jan. 2, 2017, CJTF-OIR press release.

2.      Nov. 25, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: It was assessed that this report of possible casualties is a duplicate of a non-credible report #12 in the Jan. 2, 2017, CJTF-OIR press release

3.      March 17, 2017, near Al-Jinah, Syria, via social media: After a review of available information, it was assessed that this allegation was a duplicate allegation of a CENTCOM strike on al-Qaida. The investigation was previously disclosed on June 7, 2017 by CENTCOM.

4.      On May 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: It was assessed that this report of possible casualties is a duplicate of a credible report #25 in the July 7, 2017, CJTF-OIR press release.

Currently, 424 reports of civilian casualties are still being assessed:

1.      Feb. 23, 2015, near Al Jaysee, Syria, via Airwars report.

2.      April 22, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report, re-opened due to new information being provided.

3.      July 9, 2015, near Al Hasakah, Syria, via Airwars report.

4.      Aug. 3, 2015, near Al Hasakah, Syria, via Airwars report.

5.      Aug. 24, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

6.      Nov. 24, 2015, near Al Arisheh, Syria, via Airwars report.

7.      Jan. 12, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

8.      Feb. 23, 2016, near Al Bahsa, Syria, via Airwars report.

9.      April 18, 2016, near Shirkat, Iraq, via Airwars report.

10.     May 19, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

11.     May 28, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

12.     June 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

13.     June 2, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

14.     Oct. 2, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

15.     Oct. 6, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

16.     Oct. 9, 2016, near Hajin, Syria, via Airwars report.

17.     Oct. 11, 2016, near Al Sha’afa, Syria, via Airwars report.

18.     Oct. 13, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

19.     Oct. 16, 2016, near Al Baghouz, Syria, via Airwars report.

20.     Oct. 17, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

21.     Oct. 17, 2016, near Kirkuk, Iraq, via Airwars report.

22.     Oct. 18, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

23.     Oct. 19, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

24.     Oct. 20, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

25.     Oct. 24, 2016, near Tel Kayf, Iraq, via Airwars report.

26.     Oct. 24, 2016, near Tubzawa, Iraq, via Airwars report.

27.     Oct. 26, 2016, near Baashiqa, Iraq, via Airwars report.

28.     Oct. 26, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

29.     Oct. 30, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

30.     Nov. 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

31.     Nov. 4, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

32.     Nov. 4, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

33.     Nov. 6. 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

34.     Nov. 7, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

35.     Nov. 7, 2016, near Khaniz Al Salman, Syria, via Airwars report.

36.     Nov. 17, 2016, near Al Hazimah, Syria, via Airwars report.

37.     Nov. 18, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

38.     Nov. 19, 2016, near Tal Al Samin, Syria, via Airwars report.

39.     Nov. 19, 2016, near Al I’bara, Syria, via Airwars report.

40.     Nov. 21, 2016, near Masra’at Al Assadiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

41.     Nov. 24, 2016, near Al Killi, Syria, via Airwars report

42.     Nov. 28, 2016, near Al Hissiyan, Syria, via Airwars report.

43.     Dec. 5, 2016, near Al Jarnia, Syria, via Airwars report.

44.     Dec. 5, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

45.     Dec. 6, 2016, near Al Abbara, Syria, via Airwars report.

46.     Dec. 9, 2016, near Ma’yezila, Syria, via Airwars report.

47.     Dec. 14, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

48.     Dec. 23, 2016, near Al Thawrah, Syria, via Airwars report.

49.     Dec. 23, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

50.     Dec. 27, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

51.     Dec. 29, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

52.     Jan. 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

53.     Jan. 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

54.     Jan. 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

55.     Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

56.     Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

57.     Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

58.     Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

59.     Jan. 6, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

60.     Jan. 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

61.     Jan. 6, 2017, near Sowaiydiya Kabira, Syria, via Airwars report.

62.     Jan. 6, 2017, near Dabaan, Syria, via Airwars report.

63.     Jan. 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

64.     Jan. 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

65.     Jan. 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

66.     Jan. 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

67.     Jan. 7, 2017, near Al Ghadban, Syria, via Airwars report.

68.     Jan. 7, 2017, near Kasrat Juma’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

69.     Jan. 7, 2017, near Khusham, Syria, via Airwars report.

70.     Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

71.     Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

72.     Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

73.     Jan. 8, 2017, near Hawijah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

74.     Jan. 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

75.     Jan. 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

76.     Jan. 9, 2017, near Hattash, Syria, via Airwars report.

77.     Jan. 9, 2017, near Harmala, Syria, via Airwars report.

78.     Jan. 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

79.     Jan. 9, 2017, near Kabish, Syria, via Airwars report.

80.     Jan. 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

81.     Jan. 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

82.     Jan. 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

83.     Jan. 11, 2017, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report.

84.     Jan. 11, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

85.     Jan. 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

86.     Jan. 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

87.     Jan. 12, 2017, near Baza’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

88.     Jan. 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

89.     Jan. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

90.     Jan. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

91.     Jan. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

92.     Jan. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

93.     Jan 14, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

94.     Jan. 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

95.     Jan. 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

96.     Jan. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

97.     Jan. 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

98.     Jan. 17, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

99.     Jan. 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

100.    Jan. 17, 2017, near Tadif, Syria, via Airwars report.

101.    Jan. 18, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

102.    Jan. 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

103.    Jan. 18, 2017, near Al Zab, Iraq, via Airwars report.

104.    Jan. 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

105.    Jan. 19, 2017, near Sowaiydiya Kabira, Syria, via Airwars report.

106.    Jan. 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

107.    Jan. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

108.    Jan. 21, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

109.    Jan. 21, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

110.    Jan. 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

111.    Jan. 22, 2017, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

112.    Jan. 25, 2017, near Sahil Al Khashab, Syria, via Airwars report.

113.    Jan. 25, 2017, near Tadif, Syria, via Airwars report.

114.    Jan. 26, 2017, near Al Ghakka, Syria, via Airwars report.

115.    Jan. 26, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

116.    Jan. 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

117.    Jan. 27, 2017, near Al Baza’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

118.    Jan. 27, 2017, near Shanina, Syria, via Airwars report.

119.    Jan. 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

120.    Jan. 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

121.    Jan. 29, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

122.    Jan. 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

123.    Jan. 30, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

124.    Jan. 30, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

125.    Jan. 31, 2017, near Al Qata, Syria, via Airwars report.

126.    Jan. 31, 2017, near Sbeikhan, Syria, via Airwars report.

127.    Feb. 4, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

128.    Feb. 5, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

129.    Feb. 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

130.    Feb. 6, 2017, near Minhar Mountain, Syria, via Airwars report.

131.    Feb. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

132.    Feb. 9, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

133.    Feb. 9, 2017, near Al Rahiat, Syria, via Airwars report.

134.    Feb. 10, 2017, near Hatra, Iraq, via Airwars report.

135.    Feb. 10, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

136.    Feb. 10, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

137.    Feb. 11, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

138.    Feb. 11, 2017, near Hamra Nasser, Syria, via Airwars report.

139.    Feb. 11, 2017, near Hamra Bouwaitiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

140.    Feb. 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

141.    Feb. 12, 2017, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

142.    Feb. 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

143.    Feb. 13, 2017, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

144.    Feb. 13, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

145.    Feb. 13, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

146.    Feb. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

147.    Feb. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

148.    Feb. 14, 2017, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

149.    Feb. 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

150.    Feb. 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

151.    Feb. 16, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

152.    Feb. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

153.    Feb. 16, 2017, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

154.    Feb. 17, 2017, near, Sweidah Sagheer, Syria, via Airwars report.

155.    Feb. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

156.    Feb. 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

157.    Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

158.    Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

159.    Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

160.    Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

161.    Feb. 19, 2017, near Khatouniya, Syria, via Airwars report.

162.    Feb. 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

163.    Feb. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

164.    Feb. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

165.    Feb. 20, 2017, near Jalaa, Syria, via Airwars report.

166.    Feb. 21, 2017, near Al Sahamiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

167.    Feb. 21, 2017, near Al Fatatish, Syria, via Airwars report.

168.    Feb. 21, 2017, near Hazima, Syria, via Airwars report.

169.    Feb. 21, 2017, near Ma’adan, Syria, via Airwars report.

170.    Feb. 21, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

171.    Feb. 22, 2017, near Farrar, Syria, via Airwars report.

172.    Feb. 22, 2017, near Khatouniyah, Syria, via Airwars report.

173.    Feb. 22, 2017, near Kabish Sharqi, Syria, via Airwars report.

174.    Feb. 22, 2017, near Salhabiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

175.    Feb. 22, 2017, near Jleib Khalil, Syria, via Airwars report.

176.    Feb. 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

177.    Feb. 23, 2017, near Al Barouda, Syria, via Airwars report.

178.    Feb. 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

179.    Feb. 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

180.    Feb. 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

181.    Feb. 24, 2017, near Hasiba, Syria, via Airwars report.

182.    Feb. 24, 2017, near Kasrat Juma’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

183.    Feb. 24, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

184.    Feb. 24, 2017, near Mazir, Iraq, via Airwars report.

185.    Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

186.    Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

187.    Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

188.    Feb. 25, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

189.    Feb. 25, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

190.    Feb. 25, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

191.    Feb. 25, 2017, near Khatouniyah, Syria, via Airwars report.

192.    Feb. 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

193.    Feb. 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

194.    Feb. 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

195.    Feb. 27, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

196.    Feb. 27, 2017, near Hatla, Syria, via Airwars report.

197.    Feb. 27, 2017, near Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

198.    Feb. 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

199.    Feb. 28, 2017, near Kasrat Faraj, Syria, via Airwars report.

200.    Feb. 28, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

201.    Feb. 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

202.    March 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

203.    March 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

204.    March 1, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

205.    March 1, 2017, near Kasrat Juma’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

206.    March 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

207.    March 2, 2017, near Al Rasafa, Syria, via Airwars report.

208.    March 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

209.    March 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

210.    March 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

211.    March 3, 2017, near Al Rasafa, Syria, via Airwars report.

212.    March 3, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

213.    March 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

214.    March 4, 2017, near Hamra Nasser, Syria, via Airwars report.

215.    March 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

216.    March 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

217.    March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

218.    March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

219.    March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

220.    March 6, 2017, near Kdeiran, Syria, via Airwars report.

221.    March 6, 2017, near Khatouniya, Syria, via Airwars report.

222.    March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

223.    March 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

224.    March 7, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

225.    March 7, 2017, near Salhabiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

226.    March 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

227.    March 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

228.    March 8, 2017, near Ratlah, Syria, via Airwars report.

229.    March 8, 2017, near Al Ahwas, Syria, via Airwars report.

230.    March 8, 2017, near Al Karama, Syria, via Airwars report.

231.    March 8, 2017, near Albu Rashed, Syria, via Airwars report.

232.    March 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

233.    March 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

234.    March 9, 2017, near Al Karama, Syria, via Airwars report.

235.    March 9, 2017, near Sanjak, Iraq, via Airwars report.

236.    March 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

237.    March 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

238.    March 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

239.    March 10, 2017, near Hamra Blassem, Syria, via Airwars report.

240.    March 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

241.    March 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

242.    March 10, 2017, near Qahtani, Syria, via Airwars report.

243.    March 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

244.    March 11, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

245.    March 11, 2017, near Al Karama, Syria, via Airwars report.

246.    March 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

247.    March 12, 2017, near Al Karama, Syria, via Airwars report.

248.    March 12, 2017, near Kasrat Faraj, Syria, via Airwars report.

249.    March 12, 2017, near Al Ahwas, Syria, via Airwars report.

250.    March 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

251.    March 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

252.    March 13, 2017, near Zor Shmar, Syria, via Airwars report.

253.    March 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

254.    March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

255.    March 14, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

256.    March 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

257.    March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

258.    March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

259.    March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

260.    March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

261.    March 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

262.    March 15, 2017, near Jadida Khabour, Syria, via Airwars report.

263.    March 15, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

264.    March 16, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

265.    March 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

266.    March 16, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

267.    March 16, 2017, near, Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

268.    March 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

269.    March 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

270.    March 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

271.    March 17, 2017, near Al Safsafa, Syria, via Airwars report.

272.    March 17, 2017, near Zor Shmar, Syria, via Airwars report.

273.    March 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

274.    March 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

275.    March 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

276.    March 18, 2017, near Al A’Keirshi, Syria, via Airwars report.

277.    March 18, 2017, near Shabhar, Syria, via Airwars report.

278.    March 18, 2017, near Al Karama, Syria, via Airwars report.

279.    March 19, 2017, near Al Andalus, Syria, via Airwars report.

280.    March 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

281.    March 19, 2017, near Hamra Blassem, Syria, via Airwars report.

282.    March 20, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report.

283.    March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

284.    March 20, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

285.    March 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

286.    March 20, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

287.    March 20, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

288.    March 20, 2017, near Kasrat, Sheikh, Syria, via Airwars report.

289.    March 20, 2017, near Sabka, Syria, via Airwars report.

290.    March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

291.    March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

292.    March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

293.    March 20, 2017, near Anah Al Jadidah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

294.    March 21, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report.

295.    March 21, 2017, near Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

296.    March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

297.    March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

298.    March 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

299.    March 21, 2017, near Al Jadida, Syria, via Airwars report.

300.    March 21, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

301.    March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

302.    March 21, 2017, near Al Jadida, Syria, via Airwars report.

303.    March 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

304.    March 22, 2017, near Fakhikha, Syria, via Airwars report.

305.    March 22, 2017, near Ratlah, Syria, via Airwars report.

306.    March 22, 2017, near, Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

307.    March 22, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

308.    March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

309.    March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

310.    March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

311.    March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

312.    March 23, 2017, near Hamra Bouwaitiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

313.    March 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

314.    March 23, 2017, near Sabka, Syria, via Airwars report.

315.    March 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

316.    March 24, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

317.    March 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

318.    March 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

319.    March 25, 2017, near Al Idikhar, Syria, via Airwars report.

320.    March 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

321.    March 25, 2017, near Mudar, Syria, via Airwars report.

322.    March 25, 2017, near Shoa’ib Al Zaker, Syria, via Airwars report.

323.    March 25, 2017, near Jabali, Syria, via Airwars report.

324.    March 25, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

325.    March 25, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

326.    March 25, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

327.    March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

328.    March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

329.    March 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

330.    March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

331.    March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

332.    March 26, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

333.    March 27, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

334.    March 27, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

335.    March 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

336.    March 27, 2017, near Al Zor, Syria, via Airwars report.

337.    March 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

338.    March 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

339.    March 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

340.    March 28, 2017, near Mudar, Syria, via Airwars report.

341.    March 28, 2017, near Khatouniya, Syria, via Airwars report.

342.    March 28, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via Airwars report.

343.    March 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

344.    March 29, 2017, near Shoa’ib, Al Zaker, Syria, via Airwars report.

345.    March 29, 2017, near Al Rahiat, Syria, via Airwars report.

346.    March 29, 2017, near Wadi Sha’aba, Syria, via Airwars report.

347.    March 29, 2017, near As Subha, Syria, via Airwars report.

348.    March 29, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

349.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

350.    March 30, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

351.    March 30, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

352.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

353.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

354.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

355.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

356.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

357.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

358.    March 30, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

359.    March 30, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

360.    March 30, 2017, near Al Hazimah, Syria, via Airwars report.

361.    March 30, 2017, near Salhabiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

362.    March 30, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

363.    March 31, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

364.    March 31, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

365.    March 31, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

366.    April 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

367.    April 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

368.    May 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

369.    May 6, 2017, near Al Jazera, Syria, via media report.

370.    May 9, 2017, near Anah, Iraq, via social media report.

371.    May 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.

372.    May 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

373.    May 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

374.    May 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.

375.    May 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.

376.    May 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

377.    May 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

378.    May 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

379.    May 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

380.    May 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

381.    May 31, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

382.    June 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

383.    June 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

384.    June 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.

385.    June 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

386.    June 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

387.    June 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

388.    June 8, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via social media report.

389.    June 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

390.    June 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

391.    June 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

392.    June 14, 2017, near Kasrat Shaykh Ham’ah, Syria, via social media report.

393.    June 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

394.    June 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

395.    June 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

396.    June 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

397.    June 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

398.    June 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

399.    June 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

400.    June 21, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via social media report.

401.    June 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

402.    June 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

403.    June 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

404.    June 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

405.    June 23, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report.

406.    June 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

407.    June 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

408.    June 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

409.    June 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

410.    June 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

411.    June 25, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via media report.

412.    June 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

413.    June 25, 2017, near Al Qurayya, Syria, via self-report.

414.    June 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

415.    June 26, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via self-report.

416.    June 26, 2017, near Dayr Az, Zawr, Syria, via social media report.

417.    June 26, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via media report.

418.    June 26, 2017, near Hawijah, Iraq, via self-report.

419.    June 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.

420.    June 27, 2017, near Kirkuk, Iraq, via social media report.

421.    June 28, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via social media report.

422.    June 28, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via self-report.

423.    June 29, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via social media report.

424.    June 30, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report’

 

August 3rd – August 4th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes (13,287 – 13,291)
Syria 16 strikes +2* +5* (11,062 – 11,084)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 3, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed five oil stills, two vehicles, and an IED facility.

*Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapon cache.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed a ISIS financial headquarters.

*Near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, a mortar system, a vehicle, a VBIED and a supply route.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Kirkuk, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Kisik, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node, a vehicle, an artillery system and a recoilless rifle.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions, an IED facility and a weapon cache.

Additionally, 40 strikes consisting of 48 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq Aug. 1-2 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 1, near Raqqah, Syria, 17 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units, destroyed two staging areas and an ISIS headquarters; and damaged a VBIED factory.

*On Aug. 2, near Abu Kamal, Syria, two strikes destroyed an ISIS IED factory and two oil stills.

*On Aug. 2, near Raqqah, Syria, 20 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, two supply caches, a tactical vehicle, a tunnel, a VBIED factory, and a command and control node.

*On Aug. 2, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike illuminated an area.’

* See August 4th-5th and Sept 30th – Oct 1st press releases for amended strikes

August 4th – August 5th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +3* (13,292 – 13,302)
Syria 4 strikes +12* +4* +2* (11,085 – 11,106)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 4, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

*Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes suppressed two ISIS mortar teams.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed four ISIS oil stills.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and an ISIS headquarters.

*Near Kisik, one strike illuminated an area.

*Near Rawah, three strikes [1 Aus] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building, a VBIED,  and a VBIED storage facility.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed five VBIED facilities.

Additionally, two strikes consisting of two engagements were conducted in Syria on Aug. 3 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 3, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed 11 ISIS oil stills.

*On Aug. 3, near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS financial headquarters.’

+ See August 5th-6th and 6th-7th and Sept 30th – Oct 1st press releases for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for August 4th:

‘On 04 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Rawah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) with a guided munition.’

 Update from UK MoD for Friday 4 August:

‘Friday 4 August – Typhoons struck an ammunition factory and three sniper positions in Raqqa…An improvised ammunition factory had been identified in a large single-storey building in Raqqa, and this was struck with two Paveway IVs from Typhoons on Friday 4 August. The Typhoons then conducted two further strikes with Paveways against sniper positions, while a second Typhoon flight dealt with a third sniper team.’

 

August 5th – August 6th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +2* (13,303 – 13,308)
Syria 28 strikes +5* (11,107 – 11,139)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 5, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 39 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three ISIS well-heads, two oil storage tanks and a pump jack.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed eight ISIS well-heads, a excavator, a crane, and a vehicle.

*Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed three IED factories.

*Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 19 fighting positions, five ISIS-held buildings, three IED factories, an ISIS communications tower and a UAS launch site.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

*Near Rawah, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed five ISIS tunnel entrances and a mortar system.

Additionally, 15 strikes consisting of 17 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 4 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 4, near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node.

*On Aug. 4, near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, a staging area, and a tunnel.

*On Aug. 4, near Mosul, one strike illuminated an area.

*On Aug. 4, near Rawah, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*On Aug. 4, near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed three IEDs.’

‘Task Force Wagram continues its efforts to support the Iraqi forces.’

August 6th – August 7th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +4* (13,309 – 13,318)
Syria 28 strikes +12* +1* (11,140 – 11,180)

Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘ On Aug. 6, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed three ISIS oil stills.

*Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a mortar system and a vehicle, and damaged a fighting position.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed three ISIS oil stills.

*Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 30 fighting positions, two vehicles, two command and control nodes, two mortar systems, a tunnel, a heavy machine gun, an IED facility, and a VBIED facility; and damaged six fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, two strikes [2 Aus] destroyed two ISIS oil refineries.

*Near Kisik, one strike destroyed three ISIS mortar systems and two sniper rifles.

*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle and a storage facility.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two IED facilities.

Additionally, 11 strikes consisting of 16 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 4-5 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions; and damaged a fighting position.

*On Aug. 5, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions and a heavy machine gun.

*On Aug. 5, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed two VBIED facilities, and damaged a supply route.’

* See August 7th-8th and 8th-9th press releases for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for August 6th:

‘On 06 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh logistic/ oil producing facilities with guided munitions.’

 

August 7th – August 8th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +2* (13,319 – 13,326)
Syria 29 strikes +6* (11,181 – 11,215)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 7, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an IED factory.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed seven ISIS well-heads and a weapons cache.

*Near Raqqah, 25 strikes engaged 17 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 37 fighting positions, two command and control nodes, two weapons caches, two vehicles, and a weapons depot.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED supply site.

*Near Bashir, one strike destroyed three ISIS oil stills.

*Near Kisik, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two vehicles, a tractor and a silo.

*Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and an ISIS-held building.

Additionally, 16 strikes consisting of 28 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 6 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 6, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, a mortar system, an anti-air artillery system, and a VBIED.

*On Aug. 6, near Al Huwayjah, Iraq, one strike destroyed two ISIS oil stills and a refinery.

*On Aug. 6, near Al Qaim, Iraq, two strikes destroyed 12 ISIS oil stills and a VBIED factory.

*On Aug. 6, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.’

+ See Aug 8th-9th release for amended strikes

August 8th – August 9th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +4* (13,327 – 13,336)
Syria 25 strikes +7* (11,216 – 11,247)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 8, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed three ISIS supply routes.

*Near Raqqah, 22 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 20 fighting positions, an IED, ISIS engineering equipment, a logistics node, and a command and control node.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three VBIED facilities.

*Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a staging area and a vehicle.

*Near Kisik, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two command and control nodes and an IED factory.

*Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed three VBIED facilities.

Additionally, nine strikes consisting of 17 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 6-7 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 6, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed 10 ISIS fighting positions and two mortar systems.

*On Aug. 7, near Raqqah, Syria, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, an ISIS communications tower, and a mortar system.

*On Aug. 7, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes destroyed two IED facilities and a VBIED factory, and suppressed five ISIS mortar teams.’

 

August 9th – August 10th 2017
Iraq 2 strikes +2* (13,337 – 13,340)
Syria 16 strikes +16* +2** +2*** (11,248 – 11,283)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 9, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed ISIS oil equipment.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS well-head.

*Near Raqqah, 14 strikes [1 British?] engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed 27 fighting positions, five command and control nodes, two heavy machine guns, a mortar system, a vehicle, and an IED factory.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Kisik, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and a vehicle.

Additionally, 11 strikes consisting of 19 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 8 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 8, near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, three command and control nodes, an IED, and a heavy machine gun.

*On Aug. 8, near Kisik, Iraq, two strikes suppressed 10 mortar systems.

*On Aug. 8, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes destroyed an ISIS staging area and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.’

* See August 10th-11th press release for amended strikes
** See August 11th-12th press release
*** See August 15th-16th press release

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 9 August:

‘Wednesday 9 August – Typhoons demolished a Daesh-held building in Raqqa…A Typhoon flight saw action over Raqqa on Wednesday 9 August; the Syrian Democratic Forces reported coming under fire from a large building against which our aircraft conducted a successful attack using two Paveway IV guided bombs.’

 

August 10th – August 11th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +4* (13,341 – 13,348)
Syria 34 strikes + 11* +1* +1* (11,284 – 11,330)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 10, Coalition military forces conducted 38 strikes consisting of 51 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

*Near Raqqah, 33 strikes [1 British?] engaged 14 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four command and control nodes, three ISIS communication nodes, two IEDs, a logistics node and an ISIS communication facility.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.

*Near Tal Afar, three strikes [1 British?] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS warehouses, two ISIS-held buildings, two tunnel entrances and a command and control node.

Additionally, 18 strikes consisting of 21 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 9 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 9, near Raqqah, Syria, 16 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed 13 fighting positions, three command and control nodes, a mortar system, an IED, and a heavy machine gun; and damaged two fighting positions.

*On Aug. 9, near Kisik, Iraq, two strikes destroyed four ISIS headquarters buildings.’

* See August 11th-12th and 14th-15th and 15th-16th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 10 August:

‘Thursday 10 August – Tornados and Typhoons struck a terrorist mortar team in northern Iraq, and a defensive position in Raqqa… The following day [August 10th], a mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair operated over northern Iraq. A terrorist mortar team was identified near Tal Afar, and struck with a Paveway IV. In Raqqa, the Syrian Democratic Forces encountered a Daesh defensive position, but this was dealt with, again using a Paveway IV, by a second mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair.’

For August 3rd-9th, France report 1 strike in Iraq and 1 in Syria, along with 9 artillery strikes in Mosul.

 

August 11th – August 12th 2017
Iraq 7 + 1* strikes (13,349 – 13,356)
Syria 27 + 11* +1* +3*  strikes (11,331 – 11,372)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 11, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

*Near Raqqah, 26 strikes [1 British] engaged 19 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 35 fighting positions, two vehicles, an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS communication line.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five pieces of oil equipment, two vehicles, an explosives cache, an ISIS-held building, and a VBIED factory.

*Near Kisik, two strikes destroyed three ISIS UAS launch platforms and suppressed a mortar team and an artillery system.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed an ISIS weapons cache and a mortar system, and suppressed two mortar teams.

Additionally, 17 strikes consisting of 19 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 9-10 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 9, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions.

*On Aug. 10, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, a mortar system, a logistics node, and a command and control node.

*On Aug. 10, near Rawah, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*On Aug. 10, near Tal Afar, Iraq, three strikes destroyed a VBIED and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.”

* See August 12th-13th and 13th-14th and 14th-15th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Friday 11 August:

‘Friday 11 August – Tornados and Typhoons attacked a position in Raqqa…On Friday, a mixed pair continued to provide support to the SDF and destroyed a further defensive position in Raqqa with a Paveway. ‘

From French MoD on August 11th:

[France reports that in the past week it carried out 31 sorties, including 24 Army reconnaissance and Ground Support (CAS), as well as 4 intelligence reports by Atlantic 2 or Rafale patrol. Two strikes were carried out in the Hassaka region of Syria and the Al Qaim region of Iraq. They destroyed ISIL storage sites and weapons caches.
The Task Force (TF) Wagram conducted 6 harassment shooting missions in support of the 15th division west of Mosul. Since Sept 19th 2014, France reports a total of 6919 sorties, 1,322 strikes, and the destruction of 2,095 targets.]

Point de situation des opérations
ARMÉE FRANÇAISE – OPÉRATIONS MILITAIRES·FRIDAY, 11 AUGUST 2017
OPÉRATION CHAMMAL

SITUATION

En Syrie,
A  Raqqah, la progression des forces démocratiques syriennes se poursuit. Au sud de la ville, la manœuvre de tenaille amorcée, qui permettra de  joindre les fronts  est et ouest, demeure freinée par la résistance de Daech. Les  combattants du groupe terroriste utilisent les réseaux de tunnels et les  véhicules suicide chargés d’explosifs pour conduire des actions de  harcèlement, et piègent systématiquement le terrain  cédé.
En Irak,
Les forces de  sécurité irakiennes poursuivent le nettoyage et la dépollution de la  ville de Mossoul. Dans le reste du territoire, alors que Daech tente de  poursuivre ses actions de harcèlement, les opérations  de sécurisation mobilisent largement les forces irakiennes. Dans la  vallée de l’Anbar et dans la région d’Hawijah, les opérations ont permis  de déceler et de détruire des caches de munitions et de nombreux engins  explosifs improvisés.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE

Le 3 août s’est  achevée une séquence de relève des avions de Chammal. Celle-ci a signé  la fin du premier déploiement du plot mixte Rafale marine et air. Ce sont désormais 6 avions Rafale de l’armée de l’air qui constituent le volet chasse présent en Jordanie.
Cette semaine, sur le théâtre, les aéronefs ont réalisé 31 sorties aériennes dont 24 de  reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol (CAS), ainsi que 4 sorties de  recueil de renseignement par Atlantique 2 ou patrouille de Rafale. Deux frappes ont été  conduites dans la région de Hassaka en Syrie et dans la région d’Al  Qaim. Elles ont permis de détruire des sites de stockage et des caches  d’armes.
La Task Force (TF) Wagram a mené de son côté 6 missions de tir de harcèlement en appui de la 15e division à l’ouest de Mossoul vers Tal Afar, pour prévenir les infiltrations ennemies sur les positions  irakiennes.
Le  bilan global de l’activité aérienne depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève à 1 322 frappes,  2095 objectifs détruits et 6919 sorties.’

 

August 12th – August 13th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +4* (13,357 – 13,367)
Syria 19 strikes +21* +3* (11,373 – 11,415)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 12, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

*Near Al Shadaddi, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles and an ISIS headquarters.

*Near Raqqah, 15 strikes [1 British] engaged 14 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three command and control nodes, two ISIS headquarters, an ISIS UAS launch site and a vehicle.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

*Near Bashir, one strike destroyed five pieces of ISIS oil equipment.

*Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area.

*Near Kisik, one strike destroyed three ISIS-held buildings and a tunnel.

*Near Tal Afar, one strike suppressed a mortar team.

*Near Tuz, one strike destroyed an ISIS excavator and a supply cache.

Additionally, 12 strikes consisting of 16 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 11 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 11, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven IEDs, six ISIS communication lines, three fighting positions, a vehicle, and tactical vehicle.

*On Aug. 11, near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.”

* See August 13th-14th and 14th-15th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 12 August:

‘Saturday 12 August – Typhoons destroyed a Daesh headquarters in Raqqa… Typhoons maintained a presence over Raqqa over the weekend, destroying a Daesh headquarters building on Saturday 12 August…’

From Australian MoD for August 12th:

‘On 12 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh munitions storage facility with guided munitions.’

August 13th – August 14th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +2*  (13,368 – 13,377)
Syria 17 strikes +23* (11,416 – 11,455)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 13, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 31 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS well-head.

*Near Raqqah, 16 strikes [1 or more British] engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, an anti-aircraft artillery system, a logistics node, a heavy machine gun, a vehicle and an IED.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes destroyed three ISIS oil stills and two weapons caches.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility, an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS checkpoint.

*Near Bashir, one strike destroyed a vehicle and an IED.

*Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three staging areas, two storage areas, and a mortar system.

*Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building.

*Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

Additionally, 26 strikes consisting of 42 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 11-12 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 11, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed a weapons cache.

*On Aug. 12, near Raqqah, Syria, 21 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position, an anti-aircraft artillery system, and a mortar system.

*On Aug. 12, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike suppressed a mortar team.

*On Aug. 12, near Tal Afar, Iraq, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed a rocket system, a staging area, a VBIED facility, a VBIED, a storage area, and a supply cache; and suppressed a mortar team.’

* See August 14th-15th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 13 August:

‘Sunday 13 August – Typhoons eliminated three terrorist positions in Raqqa, including machine-gun and mortar teams…then conducting attacks on Sunday [Aug 13th] which eliminated three more terrorist positions in the city, including a strongpoint adjacent to the now-abandoned Daesh “Immigration Office”, and machine-gun and mortar teams.’

 

August 14th – August 15th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +2* (13,378 – 13,386)
Syria 31 strikes + 33* (11,456 – 11,519)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 14, Coalition military forces conducted 38 strikes consisting of 57 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Shadaddi, three strikes [1 British?] engaged three ISIS tactical units; and destroyed five fighting positions and two command and control nodes.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed six ISIS oil stills.

*Near Raqqah, 27 strikes [1 British] engaged 19 ISIS tactical units; and destroyed 59 fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, a mortar system, an IED, and a logistics node.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS training camp and a staging area.

*Near Bayji, two strikes [1 Aus?] engaged two ISIS tactical units; and destroyed a staging area and a weapons cache.

*Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed two IEDs, and suppressed two mortar teams.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed nine ISIS roadblocks and two front-end loaders.

Additionally, 33 strikes consisting of 47 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 10-13 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 10, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed four ISIS oil storage tanks, three oil stills and a piece of heavy machinery.

*On Aug. 11, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed eight ISIS oil stills.

*On Aug. 11, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, two strikes destroyed 11 ISIS oil stills and three oil barrels.

*On Aug. 12, near Abu Kamal, Syria, two strikes destroyed six ISIS oil stills.

*On Aug. 12, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed 10 ISIS oil stills.

*On Aug. 12, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

*On Aug. 13, near Abu Kamal, Syria, four strikes destroyed 11 pieces of ISIS oil equipment and three well-heads.

*On Aug. 13, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node, a fighting position, and a vehicle.

*On Aug. 13, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed a piece of ISIS oil equipment.

*On Aug. 13, near Raqqah, Syria, 17 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; and destroyed 12 fighting positions, four vehicles, two logistics nodes, two ISIS communications lines, two communications infrastructure items, and an IED.

*On Aug. 13, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike destroyed five command and control nodes, a vehicle, and a roadblock.

*On Aug. 13, near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike damaged a tunnel and suppressed two mortar teams.’

* See August 15th-16th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Monday 14 August:

‘Monday 14 August – Tornados and Typhoons struck five Daesh targets in Raqqa, and a truck-bomb command post in eastern Syria…A flight Typhoons destroyed a Daesh position in Raqqa on Monday 14 August with Paveway IVs.  A mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair also patrolled over the city and they conducted Paveway IV attacks, which destroyed a sniper team and two machine-guns. The aircraft moved off towards the east of Syria, where a command post that was controlling truck-bomb attacks had been identified 40 miles south of Al Hasakah.  This was destroyed with a further Paveway.’

From Australian MoD for August 14th:

‘On 14 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in thevicinity of Bayji. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh fighting position with guided munitions.’

August 15th – August 16th 2017
Iraq 9 strikes +4* (13,387 – 13,399)
Syria 12 strikes +37* +4* (11,520 – 11,572)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 15, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS well-head.

*Near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 30 fighting positions, a logistics node and an ISIS UAS.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed two ISIS staging areas and an ISIS-held building.

*Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

*Near Samarra, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Tal Afar, four strikes [1-2 Aus] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 13 fighting positions, three ISIS-held buildings, three supply caches, an ISIS training camp, and a mortar system.

Additionally, 38 strikes consisting of 44 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 9-10 and Aug. 14 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 9, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, two strikes destroyed three ISIS oil stills.

*On Aug. 10, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three tunnel entrances and two ISIS-held buildings.

*On Aug. 14, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed five ISIS oil equipment items.

*On Aug. 14, near Raqqah, Syria, 32 strikes engaged 20 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 18 fighting positions, three IEDs, three heavy machine guns, three command and control nodes, a logistics node, an anti-aircraft artillery system, and an IED factory.

*On Aug. 14, near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*On Aug. 14, near Tuz, Iraq, one strike destroyed two ISIS headquarters, a vehicle storage facility, a vehicle, a staging area, and a weapons cache.’

* See Aug 16th-17th and 17th -18th press releases for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for August 15th:

‘On 15 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck three Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.’

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From Australian MoD on August 15th:

’15 Aug 2017 Operation OKRA – ADF Airstrikes for the period 28 Jul – 10 Aug 2017 Over the period 28 Jul – 10 Aug 2017, Air Task Group strike operations focused on supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure Al Qa’im, Rawah, and Hawijah from Daesh forces.

On 29 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Al Qa’im. The Australian aircraft struck Daesh fighting vehicles with guided munitions and a 20 millimetre cannon over several hours of support.

On 31 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Rawah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh fighting vehicle with a guided munition.

On 04 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Rawah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) with a guided munition.

On 06 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh logistic/ oil producing facilities with guided munitions.’

 

August 16th – August 17th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +3* (13,500 – 13,408)
Syria 23 strikes +26* +5* (11,573 – 11,626)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 16, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed six ISIS oil stills, three pieces of oil equipment and two oil tankers.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed six ISIS oil stills.

*Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 fighting positions, a logistics node, an IED, a command and control node, an ISIS UAS and a vehicle.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Kisik, two strikes [1 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six ISIS-held buildings, three mortar systems and a staging area.

*Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a staging area.

*Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed two ISIS headquarters; and damaged a bridge.

*Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, 41 strikes consisting of 63 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 15 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 15, near Raqqah, Syria, 37 strikes engaged 27 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 36 fighting positions, four IEDs, three ISIS communication lines, two command and control nodes, an IED factory, a heavy machine gun, and a vehicle.

*On Aug. 15, near Al Qaim, Iraq, two strikes destroyed two ISIS headquarters.

*On Aug. 15, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed an ISIS headquarters, and damaged a bridge.’

* See August 17th-18th and 18th -19th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 16 August:

‘Wednesday 16 August – Typhoons attacked a position in Raqqa, whilst Tornados bombed a mortar near Kisik in northern Iraq…Typhoons bombed another Daesh position in Raqqa on Wednesday 16 August, whilst Tornados struck a mortar near Kisik in northern Iraq.’

For Aug 9-15th, France report 2 strikes in Raqqah, Syria – and 13 artillery missions in Mosul.

 

August 17th – August 18th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +4* (13,409 – 13,417)
Syria 22 strikes +19* +3* (11,627 – 11,670)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 17, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three ISIS oil stills, two pieces of oil equipment and a weapons cache.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS media center.

*Near Raqqah, 18 strikes [1 British] engaged 12 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 fighting positions, three ISIS communication lines and two logistics nodes.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two vehicles, a supply cache, and a staging area.

*Near Tal Afar, four strikes [1 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed a front-end loader, an ISIS-held building, and a mortar system; and suppressed a mortar team.

Additionally, 33 strikes consisting of 47 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 15-16 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 15, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions and a mortar system.

*On Aug. 16, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS media center.

*On Aug. 16, near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node, a fighting position and an ISIS communication line.

*On Aug. 16, near Raqqah, Syria, 23 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 18 fighting positions, eight command and control nodes, two tunnels, two heavy machine guns, an ISIS UAS, an anti-aircraft artillery system and an ISIS line of communication.

*On Aug. 16, near Tal Afar, Iraq, three strikes destroyed 32 IEDs, 17 ISIS fighting positions, two tunnels, and an artillery system and damaged three bridges.’

* See August 18th-19th and 19th -20th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 17 August:

‘Thursday 17 August – Tornados and Typhoons attacked a mortar near Tall Afar, and two machine-gun teams and a sniper in Raqqa...With the Iraqi forces advancing on Tal Afar, a mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair provided close air support on Thursday 17 August.  A coalition surveillance aircraft spotted a terrorist mortar, and was able to guide our aircraft into a successful attack with a Paveway IV.  A second mixed pair maintained operations over Raqqa, and used Paveways to destroy one sniper and two machine-gun teams.’

 

August 18th – August 19th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +3*  (13,418 – 13,425)
Syria 24 strikes +20* +4* +1* (11,671 – 11,719)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 18, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed a fighting position and an IED factory.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed seven ISIS oil stills, seven pieces of oil equipment, and five oil barrels, and damaged three bridges.

*Near Raqqah, 19 strikes [1 British?] engaged 17 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 20 fighting positions, an anti-air artillery system, and a command and control node.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory.

*Near Tal Afar, three strikes destroyed 24 vehicles, two tunnels, two weapons caches, two front-end loaders, a command and control node, a staging area, an explosives factory, an explosives cache, and a fighting position, and damaged three bridges and two supply routes.

Additionally, 28 strikes consisting of 34 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 16-17 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 16, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two command and control nodes and a mortar system.

*On Aug. 17, near Raqqah, Syria, 19 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 13 fighting positions, four command and control nodes, two IEDs, and a heavy machine gun.

*On Aug. 17, near Kisik, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a mortar system, damaged 17 supply routes, and suppressed two mortar teams.

*On Aug. 17, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and damaged a tunnel.’

* See August  19th 20th and 20th-21st and 21st-22nd press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Friday 18 August:

‘Friday 18 August – Tornados destroyed a booby-trapped building in eastern Syria, Typhoons and Tornados dealt with a sniper team in Raqqa…On Friday 18 August, Tornados were tasked with the destruction of a heavily booby-trapped building discovered in eastern Syria, south of Al Hasakah, which was too dangerous to approach.  The building was destroyed with a Paveway which safely detonated the concealed explosives.  Over Raqqa, a mixed pair of aircraft silenced a sniper firing on the Syrian Democratic Forces.’

From French MoD on August 18th:
[In the past week, France conducted 27 sorties, including 22 armed reconnaissance and ground support (CAS), 1 refueling outlet and 4 intelligence gathering sorties by Atlantic 2 or Rafale patrols. Two strikes were carried out in the Raqqah region of Syria. They helped support the Syrian democratic forces in their offensive to retake the city.
Task Force (TF) Wagram conducted 13 firing missions in support of the 15th division west of Mosul to Tal Afar. In total, since September 19th 2014, France reports 6946 sorties, 1330 strikes, destroying 2102 targets.]

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL

 SITUATION
En Syrie,
A Raqqah, la progression des forces démocratiques syriennes se poursuit. Au sud de la ville, la manœuvre de tenaille, amorcée il y a 15 jours, s’est achevée en fin de semaine dernière. Elle a permis de réaliser la jonction des fronts est et ouest. Depuis, les forces démocratiques syriennes ont relancé une offensive vers le centre de la ville mais elles font face à une défense acharnée des combattants de Daech.
En Irak,
Les forces de sécurité irakiennes poursuivent leurs opérations dans l’objectif de libérer, à terme, le nord de l’Irak. Actuellement, elles focalisent leur effort sur l’encerclement de la ville de Tall Afar. Les combattants de l’organisation terroriste réalisent un travail de valorisation de leurs positions défensives pour se préparer aux combats à venir alors que les populations tentent de fuir la ville.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE
Les soldats de l’opération Chammal poursuive leur mission d’appui au profit des unités irakiennes engagées contre Daech.
Cette semaine, sur le théâtre, les aéronefs ont réalisé 27 sorties aériennes dont 22 de reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol (CAS), 1 sortie de ravitaillement ainsi que 4 sorties de recueil de renseignement par Atlantique 2 ou patrouille de Rafale. Deux frappes ont été conduites dans la région de Raqqah en Syrie. Elles ont permis d’appuyer les forces démocratiques syriennes dans leur offensive pour reprendre la ville.
La Task Force (TF) Wagram a mené de son côté 13 missions de tir en appui de la 15e division à l’ouest de Mossoul vers Tal Afar. En particulier, les artilleurs ont fourni des feux de harcèlement et d’éclairement pour interdire aux combattants de Daech de mener des actions au sol ou de réaliser des tirs indirects contre les positions irakiennes.
Le bilan global de l’activité aérienne depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève 1330 frappes,  2102  objectifs détruits et 6946 sorties. ‘

August 19th – August 20th 2017
Iraq 9 strikes +5* (13,426 – 13,439)
Syria 6 strikes +36* +7* +1* (11,720 – 11,769)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 19, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed 10 ISIS oil storage barrels.

*Near Raqqah, five strikes [1 British?] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply cache.

*Near Bayji, one strike [1 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

*Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS headquarters, a weapons cache, and a staging area.

*Near Tal Afar, four strikes [1 Aus] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed seven rocket systems, two command and control nodes, two mortar systems, a VBIED factory, a supply cache, and a front-end loader.

Additionally, 26 strikes consisting of 38 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 17-18 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 17, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.

*On Aug. 18, near Raqqah, Syria, 20 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units, destroyed 14 fighting positions, and damaged a tunnel entrance.

*On Aug. 18, near Tal Afar, Iraq, three strikes destroyed 24 ISIS roadblocks, two VBIED factories, an ISIS headquarters, an ISIS command and control node, and a fighting position, and suppressed three mortar teams.’

* See August 20th-21st and 21st-22nd and 22nd-23rd press releases for amended strikes.

From Australian MoD for August 19th:

‘On 19 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh weapons cache with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 19 August:

‘Saturday 19 August – Typhoons bombed a truck on the move near Bayji, while Tornados attacked a terrorist position in Raqqa...A Typhoon flight faced a challenging target on Saturday 19 August – a fast-moving truck carrying a group of terrorists across the desert in Iraq, west of Bayji.  Despite the vehicle’s speed, a Paveway IV was guided accurately onto the target, destroying it. Tornados continued to provide close air support to the Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, destroying a terrorist strongpoint.’

From CJTFOIR on August 20th:

‘ISF begin offensive to liberate Tal Afar

SOUTHWEST ASIA – “The Global Coalition against ISIS welcomes Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi’s statement earlier this morning announcing the launch of the offensive to liberate Tal Afar and the remainder of Ninewah province and northern Iraq from the clutches of Da’esh” said U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of U.S. and Coalition forces in Iraq and Syria.

All branches of the Iraqi Security Forces will take part in the liberation of Tal Afar – the 9th, 15th and 16th Iraqi Army Divisions, the Counter Terrorism Service, the Federal Police and Emergency Response Division, Iraqi Local Police as well as Popular Mobilization Forces under the command of Prime Minister al-Abadi.

Following their historic victory in Mosul, the ISF have proven themselves a capable, formidable, and increasingly professional force, and they are well prepared to deliver another defeat to ISIS in Tal Afar.

The Coalition will continue to help the Government and Security Forces to liberate the Iraqi people and defeat ISIS through five means – by providing equipment, training, intelligence, precision fires and combat advice.

“Mosul was a decisive victory for the Iraqi Security Forces, but it did not mark the end of ISIS in Iraq, or its worldwide threat. The ISF’s operation to liberate Tal Afar is another important fight that must be won to ensure the country and its citizens are finally free of ISIS,” said Townsend. “The Coalition is strong, and fully committed to supporting our Iraqi partners until ISIS is defeated and the Iraqi people are free.”

The Coalition estimates that approximately 10,000-50,000 civilians remain in and around Tal Afar. The Coalition applies rigorous standards to its targeting process and takes extraordinary efforts to protect non-combatants. In accordance with the laws of armed conflict and in support of its partnered forces who are risking their lives every day in the fight against an evil enemy, the
Coalition will continue to strike valid military targets, after considering the principles of military necessity, humanity, proportionality, and distinction.’

 

August 20th – August 21st 2017
Iraq 9 strikes +5* +1* (13,440 – 13,454)
Syria 26 strikes +37* +1* (11,770 – 11,833)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 20, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 114 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed nine ISIS oil stills and three oil barrels.

*Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two command and control nodes and a fighting position.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed eight ISIS well-heads.

*Near Raqqah, 21 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 22 fighting positions, two UAS staging areas, two heavy machine guns, a vehicle and an explosives cache.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 84 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Asad, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply cache.

*Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

*Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a staging area and an ISIS barge.

*Near Tal Afar, four strikes [2 British, 1-2 Aus] engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed five rocket-propelled grenade systems, four tunnel entrances, four fighting positions, four VBIEDs, two tactical vehicles, two weapons caches, two supply caches, a command and control node, a medium machine gun, and an anti-tank weapon; damaged five supply routes; and suppressed 32 mortar systems.

Additionally, 46 strikes consisting of 59 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 18-19 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 18, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions.

*On Aug. 19, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

*On Aug. 19, near Raqqah, Syria, 36 strikes engaged 22 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 fighting positions and seven command and control nodes.

*On Aug. 19, near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed a command and control node.

*On Aug. 19, near Tal Afar, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, seven roadblocks, two tunnel entrances, two supply caches, a VBIED facility, an IED facility, a staging area, and an IED.’

* See Aug 21st-22nd; 23rd-24th; and 25th-26th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for August 20th:

‘On 20 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh weapons cache, a Daesh Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), a Daesh fighting position, and a Daesh heavy weapons site with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 20 August:

‘Sunday 20 August – Tornados and Typhoons hit a target in Raqqa, a group of terrorists and vehicles in eastern Syria, and five Daesh positions around Tal Afar…On Sunday 20 August, Typhoons bombed a further Daesh position in Raqqa.  In eastern Syria, Tornados targeted a group of terrorists deployed near the border with Iraq – two Paveways hit their trucks and killed several of the extremists.  Meanwhile, two mixed flights of Tornados and Typhoons assisted the Iraqi forces around Tall Afar; Paveway IVs destroyed two mortar and rocket teams, an anti-tank missile team, and a group armed with rocket-propelled grenades, whilst a Brimstone missile accounted for a small group of terrorists caught manoeuvring in the open.’

 

August 21st – August 22nd 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +5* +1*  (13,455 – 13,468)
Syria 22 strikes +24* +2* +2* (11,834 – 11,883)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 21, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 66 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters and weapons cache.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS oil still.

*Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 24 fighting positions, a vehicle, a logistics node and ISIS communications infrastructure.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed a VBIED factory, an ISIS front-end loader and an excavator.

*Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, a vehicle and a front-end loader.

*Near Tal Afar, three strikes [1-2 British, 1-2 Aus] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed five mortar systems, four supply caches, two vehicles, two VBIEDs, two fighting positions, two recoilless rifles, an ISIS headquarters, and a medium machine gun; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, 50 strikes consisting of 67 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 18-20 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 18, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*On Aug. 19, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS well-head.

*On Aug. 19, near Raqqah, Syria, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five fighting positions, an IED, and a command and control node.

*On Aug. 20, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.

*On Aug. 20, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS well-head.

*On Aug. 20, near Raqqah, Syria, 33 strikes engaged 21 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 41 fighting positions, five command and control nodes, an IED, an ISIS headquarters, two supply caches, ISIS engineering equipment and an ISIS UAS.

*On Aug. 20, near Tal Afar, Iraq, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, three staging areas, two IEDs, two pieces of ISIS oil equipment, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and a vehicle; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.’

* See August 22nd-23rd; 23rd-24th; 24th-25th; and 25th-26th press releases for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for August 21st:

‘On 21 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions and a Daesh heavy weapons site with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Monday 21st August:

‘Monday 21 August – Typhoons and Tornados destroyed two trucks and a car-bomb near Tal Afar in Iraq…Two mixed pairs of Royal Air Force Typhoons and Tornados supported Iraqi forces fighting around Tal Afar in northern Iraq on Monday 21 August. East of the city, Brimstone missiles were used to destroy two pick-up trucks carrying terrorists, while an attack with a Paveway IV guided bomb destroyed a car-bomb to the south-west.’

 

August 22nd – August 23rd 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +4* (13,469 – 13,480)
Syria 16 strikes +30* +7* +1*  (11,884 – 11,937)

Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 22, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 81 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two ISIS oil stills, two oil tanks and a separator.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed five ISIS oil stills.

*Near Raqqah, 14 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 26 fighting positions, an ISIS headquarters, a command and control node, and ISIS engineering equipment.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed two ISIS headquarters and two weapons caches.

*Near Tal Afar, five strikes [2 Aus] engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions, seven mortar systems, four ISIS-held buildings, two tactical vehicles, two medium machine guns, a vehicle, an anti-air artillery system, a weapons cache, a command and control node, an artillery system, and a supply cache; and damaged four supply routes.

Additionally, 30 strikes consisting of 66 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 19 and Aug. 21 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 19, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*On Aug. 21, near Raqqah, Syria, 24 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 33 fighting positions, a logistics node, a mortar system, and an anti-air artillery system.

*On Aug. 21, near Tal Afar, Iraq, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 49 vehicles, 21 oil trucks, three front-end loaders, two command and control nodes, and a tank; damaged a supply route; and suppressed five mortar teams.’

Update from Australian MoD for August 22nd:

‘On 22 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions, a Daesh heavy weapons site and three Daesh Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices’ (VBIED) with guided munitions.’

August 23rd – August 24th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +6* (13,481 – 13,491)
Syria 12 strikes +44* +1* +1* (11,938 – 11,995)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed three ISIS headquarters and an ISIS-held building.

*Near Raqqah, nine strikes [1 British] engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 11 fighting positions and a vehicle.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a weapons cache.

*Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two staging areas, two vehicles, and a vehicle storage area.

*Near Kisik, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes [1 British? 1 Aus] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed eight fighting positions, three mortar systems, three VBIEDs, two tactical vehicles, an anti-air system, an artillery system, a command and control node, a medium machine gun, an ISIS-held building, and a weapons cache.

Additionally, 37 strikes consisting of 64 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 20-22 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 20, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*On Aug. 21, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes destroyed five ISIS fighting positions.

*On Aug. 22, near Al Hawl, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

*On Aug. 22, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.

*On Aug. 22, near Raqqah, Syria, 27 strikes engaged 17 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 27 fighting positions, three IEDs, two command and control nodes, a logistics node, and ISIS engineering equipment.

*On Aug. 22, near Al Qaim, Iraq, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.

*On Aug. 22, near Tal Afar, Iraq, three strikes destroyed seven ISIS vehicles, two weapons caches, and a VBIED facility, and damaged two supply routes.’

*See August 24th-25th; and August 26th-27th; and September 8th-9th press releases for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for August 23rd:

‘On 23 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 23 August:

‘Wednesday 23 August – Typhoons attacked two terrorist positions in Raqqa, whilst Tornados and Typhoons hit an armed truck and terrorists on foot in and around Tal Afar…On Wednesday 23 August, a Typhoon flight used Paveway IVs to destroy two defensive positions in Raqqa, from which Daesh extremists were firing on the Syrian Democratic Forces. Tornados bombed two groups of terrorists spotted on foot to the north-east of Tal Afar, while a mixed flight used a Brimstone to destroy an armed truck hidden under a building’s overhang on the western edge of the city.’

 

August 24th – August 25th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +8* (13,492 – 13,502)
Syria 10 strikes +45* +11* (11,996 – 12,061)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 24, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed an explosives cache and an ISIS-held building.

*Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well-heads and a VBIED factory.

*Near Raqqah, five strikes [1 British] engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Tal Afar, three strikes [1 or more British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 12 fighting positions, six machine guns, three mortar systems, and three rocket-propelled grenades.

Additionally, 59 strikes consisting of 115 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 21-23 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 21, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

*On Aug. 22, near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters.

*On Aug. 23, near Raqqah, Syria, 44 strikes engaged 27 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 77 fighting positions, six ISIS headquarters, three command and control nodes, an explosives cache, a heavy machine gun, and a vehicle.

*On Aug. 23, near Tal Afar, Iraq, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 62 vehicles, two artillery systems, two command and control nodes, a fuel truck, two fighting positions, seven mortar systems, a vehicle, a sniper position, a staging area, and an ISIS headquarters; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.’

  • Additional strikes added August 25th-26th; and August 26th-27th press releases

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 24 August:

‘Thursday 24 August – Typhoons and Tornados struck four targets in Raqqa, and ten targets around Tal Afar, including a truck-bomb factory…The following day [August 24th], Typhoons and Tornados struck a further four positions in Raqqa with Paveways, including a sniper and a machine-gun team. Typhoons and Tornados were also very busy around Tal Afar: Paveway IVs were used to target one large and two small buildings comprising a truck-bomb factory, and five other positions from which terrorists armed with suicide vests, rocket-propelled grenades, a mortar and a heavy machine-gun were operating. In addition, two Brimstone missiles were fired successfully at a truck-bomb, and a mechanical excavator used to construct defensive positions.

For Aug 16-22, France report 5 strikes in Iraq and 2 in Syria. Task Force Wagram conducted 60 artillery missions.

 

August 25th – August 26th 2017
Iraq 10 strikes +4* (13,503 – 13,516)
Syria 29 strikes + 31* +4* (12,062 – 12,125)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 25, Coalition military forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 102 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 37 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed two ISIS well-heads and an ISIS check point.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed four ISIS oil stills and a well-head.
*Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, two logistics nodes, two command and control nodes, a VBIED, an ISIS UAS, a vehicle, and an ISIS headquarters; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 65 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building.
*Near Bayji two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle and a staging area.
*Near Tal Afar, seven strikes [1 or more British] engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 17 fighting positions, 10 vehicles, eight anti-air systems, six ISIS-held buildings, six medium machine guns, six mortar systems, four rocket-propelled grenade systems, three weapons caches, two recoilless rifles, a heavy machine gun, and a VBIED facility; damaged two supply routes; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, 55 strikes consisting of 127 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. Aug. 20-21 and Aug. 24 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 20, near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
*On Aug. 21, near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
*On Aug. 24, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, and a logistics node.
*On Aug. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, 41 strikes engaged 33 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 33 fighting positions, an ISIS headquarters, three vehicles, an IED, an anti-air artillery system, and a command and control node.
*On Aug. 24, near Al Huwayjah, Iraq, one strike destroyed 15 ISIS oil equipment items and five pieces of engineering equipment.
*On Aug. 24, near Al Qaim, Iraq, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
*On Aug. 24, near Kisik, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed two fighting positions, a VBIED and a rocket-propelled grenade system; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
*On Aug. 24, near Tal Afar, Iraq, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 25 vehicles, eight fighting positions, a weapons cache, three medium machine guns, two mortar systems, two front-end loaders, a VBIED, and an excavator; damaged two supply routes; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.”

* See August 26th-27th press releases and Aug 27th-28th

Update from UK MoD for Friday 25 August:

‘Friday 25 August – Typhoons and Tornados attacked three terrorist positions in Raqqa, and three in Tal Afar…A mixed Typhoon and Tornado pair delivered three further Paveway attacks in Tal Afar on Friday 25 August, hitting two mortar teams and a Daesh-held building. Over Raqqa, our aircraft continued to support the Syrian Democratic Forces, and used Paveway IVs against two sniper positions and another terrorist strongpoint. The focus for RAF missions remained on Raqqa over the weekend.’

August 26th – August 27th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +3* +1*  (13,517 – 13,524)
Syria 20 strikes +23* +2* (12,126 – 12,170)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 26, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed four pieces of ISIS oil equipment and damaged an ISIS bridge.

*Near Raqqah, 18 strikes [at least 1 British] engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, six logistics nodes, and three vehicles

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.

*Near Tal Afar, three strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles and a fighting position.

Additionally, 58 strikes consisting of 85 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 13, July 16, July 19, July 21 -23, Aug 24 and Aug. 25 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On July 13, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.

*On July 16, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

*On July 19, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*On July 21, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, an anti-air artillery system, and a fighting position.

*On July 22, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and a mortar system.

*On July 23, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed two ISIS well-heads.

*On Aug. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions, two command and control nodes, and a heavy machine gun.

*On Aug. 25, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed ISIS oil equipment.

*On Aug. 25, near Raqqah, Syria, 31 strikes engaged 18 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 11 fighting positions, two command and control nodes, five vehicles, and three heavy machine guns.

*On Aug. 25, near Al Huwayjah, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node and an ISIS oil still.

*On Aug. 25, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a staging area, and damaged three supply routes.”

* See Aug 27th-28th and 28th-29th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 26 August:

‘Saturday 26 August – Typhoons and Tornados eliminated four sniper teams in Raqqa…The focus for RAF missions remained on Raqqa over the weekend. A mixed flight bombed four sniper teams there on Saturday 26 August, whilst on Sunday, three RAF flights used Paveway IVs to attack a total of ten Daesh positions in the city.’

From Australian MoD for August 26th:

‘On 26 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tikrit. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh House Borne Improvised Explosive Device (HBIED) with guided munitions.’

 

August 27th – August 28th 2017
Iraq 1 strikes +7* (13,525 – 13,532)
Syria 34 strikes +25* +3*  (12,171 – 12,233)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 27, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed seven ISIS oil stills.

*Near Al Hawl, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, a mortar system, and a fighting position.

*Near Raqqah, 29 strikes [1 British?] engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 19 fighting positions, five logistics nodes, three vehicles, three ISIS headquarters, two VBIEDs, and two command and control nodes.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Tal Afar, one strike [1 Aus?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions.

Additionally, 39 strikes consisting of 46 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on May 26, June 11, June 17, July 24, Aug. 22, and Aug. 25-26 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On May 26, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*On June 11, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed two fighting positions.

*On June 17, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed nine fighting positions and an explosives facility.

*On July 24, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.

*On Aug. 22, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

*On Aug. 25, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node and two fighting positions.

*On Aug. 26, near Al Huwayjah, Iraq, one strike destroyed eight ISIS oil stills.

*On Aug. 26, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.

*On Aug. 26, near Raqqah, Syria, 22 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions.

*On Aug. 26, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two medium machine guns, two VBIEDs, two command and control nodes, a weapons cache, and a fighting position.’

* See Aug 28th-29th and 29th-30th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 27 August:

‘Sunday 27 August – Typhoons and Tornados bombed ten Daesh positions in Raqqa.’

From Australian MoD for August 27th:

‘On 27 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), a Daesh logistics vehicle and two Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.’

August 28th – August 29th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +3* (13,533 – 13,540)
Syria 14 strikes +47* + 3* (12,234 – 12,297)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘ On Aug. 28, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 59 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS front-end loader.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an explosives facility and a weapons cache.

*Near Raqqah, 12 strikes [1 British?] engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions, a logistics node and a VBIED.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.

*Near Tal Afar, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed 27 fighting positions, two mortar systems, two VBIEDs, two supply caches, a weapons cache and a tunnel.

Additionally, 43 strikes consisting of 68 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 17 and Aug. 26-27 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On June 17, near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes destroyed six fighting positions and a command and control node.

*On Aug. 26, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes destroyed five fighting positions.

*On Aug. 26, near Rawah, Iraq, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.

*On Aug. 27, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike damaged an ISIS bridge.

*On Aug. 27, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed a command and control node.

*On Aug. 27 near Raqqah, Syria, 24 strikes engaged 20 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 22 fighting positions, two anti-aircraft artillery systems, and two logistics nodes.

*On Aug. 27, near Al Qaim, Iraq, two strikes destroyed seven ISIS oil stills, five ISIS oil storage barrels, and an ISIS-held building.

*On Aug. 27, near Tal Afar, Iraq, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, three vehicles,  two mortar systems, two weapons caches, two VBIEDS, a staging area, a heavy machine gun, an ISIS-held building and a command and control node.’

* See Aug 30th -31st release

From Australian MoD for August 28th:

‘On 28 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Avghani. The Australian aircraft struck ten Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Monday 28 August:

‘Monday 28 August – Typhoons hit three terrorist-held buildings in Raqqa, whilst Tornados and Typhoons struck ten positions north of Tal Afar…Raqqa operations continued on Monday 28 August, when Typhoons hit three more terrorist-held buildings. In Iraq, Iraqi forces engaged Daesh forces positioned several miles north of Tal Afar, and our aircraft provide close air support, conducting attacks on ten buildings occupied by the extremists.’

 

August 29th – August 30th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +4 * (13,541 – 13,549)
Syria 51 strikes + 16* (12,298 – 12,364)

Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 29, Coalition military forces conducted 56 strikes consisting of 109 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 51 strikes consisting of 84 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed six ISIS oil stills, five oil storage barrels, a front-end loader, a fuel truck and damaged an ISIS supply route.

*Near Al Hawl, one strike destroyed a command and control node.

*Near Raqqah, 46 strikes engaged 30 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 66 fighting positions, five heavy machine guns, five vehicles, three medium machine guns, three anti-air systems, three ISIS communications lines, two command and control nodes, an ISIS headquarters, a weapons cache, an ISIS staging area, a VBIED, damaged eight fighting positions and suppressed two heavy machine guns.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed a weapons cache and destroyed a tunnel.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two front-end loaders and an ISIS fuel truck.

*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a weapons storage facility.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and two snipers and destroyed three fighting positions, two ISIS-held buildings, a supply cache, a medium machine gun, damaged five fighting positions and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.

Additionally, 53 strikes consisting of 42 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 26-27 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 27, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed a command control node.

*On Aug. 27, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.

*On Aug. 28, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS chemical weapons cache.

*On Aug. 28, near Raqqah, Syria, 46 strikes engaged 32 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 37 fighting positions, two VBIEDs, a UAS, and a command and control node.

*On Aug. 28, near Tal Afar, Iraq, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings and a tunnel.’

* See Aug 30th – 31st for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for August 29th:

‘On 29 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Avghani. The Australian aircraft struck thirteen Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.’

For Aug 23rd-29th, France report 8 strikes in Iraq and 11 strikes in Syria, plus 46 artillery missions in Tal Afar, Iraq.

Update from French MoD on Thursday 31st August:
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For the past two months, soldiers of Operation Chammal have continued their support missions to Iraqi units against Daech. They also carry out daily training to help build the security pillar of the Iraqi forces.
Since July 3, aircraft have carried out more than 250 sorties, including 220 armed reconnaissance and ground support (CAS), 17 refueling sorties and 31 intelligence sorties by Atlantic 2 or Rafale patrol. These exits resulted in 48 strikes and the destruction of 53 targets. The strikes were mostly carried out in Raqqah, Syria (22 strikes) and in the Tal Afar region of Iraq (12 strikes).

The TF WAGRAM has redeployed in two groups to support the offensive towards Tal Afar: Since 20 August 2017, the French artillerymen are acting with the other Iraqi and coalition support capabilities in the battle to free the town of Tal Afar. At the request of the cClition and to ensure the best support to the Iraqi units, Task Force (TF) Wagram now operates from two rights-of-way to the east of the city to better cover the fighting zone.
These two artillery groups, each equipped with two CAESAR guns, have conducted over 100 firing missions in support of the ICTS and the 9th, 15th and 16th Iraqi divisions since the start of the fighting for the Tal Afar takeover.
At the launch of the offensive, on August 20 in the morning, the artillerymen provided shots of destruction of Daech’s first lines of defense. They also carried out several counter-battery shots to deprive the terrorist fighters of their main means of support.
In the past week, the CAESAR guns carried out 46 firing missions (43 of neutralization / destruction and 3 of illumination).

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL

SITUATION
En Irak,
Les combats de la période estivale se sont concentrés sur la reprise du dernier bastion urbain de Daech dans le Nord du pays : la ville de Tal Afar. Les forces irakiennes présentes dans la région de Mossoul ont réussi à faire céder la ligne de front à l’ouest de Mossoul avant d’encercler la ville. Les opérations de reprise ont débuté le 20 août et semblent aujourd’hui majoritairement terminées avec la conquête le week-end dernier du centre-ville. Les forces irakiennes concentrent aujourd’hui leurs actions dans la sécurisation de la ville.
Dans le reste du pays, le groupe terroriste poursuit ses actions asymétriques contre les forces de sécurité et les populations. En particulier, dans les régions d’Hawijah et de l’Anbar où les terroristes profitent des zones désertiques pour conserver des espaces de manœuvre et ainsi frapper des zones peu protégées.
En Syrie,

A Raqqah, les forces de Daech, encerclées depuis la mi-juillet, mènent toujours une défense acharnée des quartiers du centre-ville. Les combattants du groupe terroriste utilisent des réseaux de tunnels et des véhicules suicide chargés d’explosifs pour conduire des actions de harcèlement, et piègent systématiquement le terrain cédé. Ils utilisent également les populations civiles comme bouclier humain et les empêchent de fuir les zones des combats. Les Forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS) poursuivent malgré tout leur progression profitant des bénéfices de l’encerclement des terroristes éprouvant des difficultés à se ravitailler. Elles ont réussi au début du mois d’août à faire la jonction entre les fronts est et ouest de la ville. Aujourd’hui, elles concentrent leurs efforts sur la sécurisation du quartier central de la Médina, récemment conquis.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE
Pendant les deux derniers mois, les soldats de l’opération Chammal ont poursuivi leurs missions d’appui au profit des unités irakiennes engagées contre Daech. Ils réalisent également, au quotidien, des actions de formation pour contribuer à bâtir le pilier sécuritaire des forces irakiennes.
Action du volet aérien :
Depuis le 3 juillet, les aéronefs ont réalisé plus de 250 sorties aériennes dont 220 de reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol (CAS), 17 sorties de ravitaillement ainsi que 31 sorties de recueil de renseignement par Atlantique 2 ou patrouille de Rafale. Ces sorties ont donné lieu à la réalisation de 48 frappes et la destruction de 53 objectifs. Les frappes réalisées ont majoritairement été conduites à Raqqah en Syrie (soit 22 frappes menées) et dans la région de Tal Afar en Irak (12 frappes menées).

Le bilan global de l’activité aérienne depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève 1356 frappes, 2130 objectifs détruits et 7022 sorties.

La TF WAGRAM redéployée en deux groupements pour appuyer l’offensive vers Tal Afar :
Depuis le 20 août 2017, les artilleurs français agissent avec les autres capacités d’appui irakiennes et de la coalition dans la bataille pour libérer la ville de Tal Afar. A la demande de la coalition et pour assurer le meilleur appui aux unités irakiennes, la Task Force (TF) Wagram. Elle opère désormais depuis deux emprises situées à l’est de la ville afin de mieux couvrir la zone des combats.
Ces deux groupements d’artillerie, équipés chacun de deux canons CAESAR, ont mené plus de 100 missions de tir en appui de l’ICTS et des 9e, 15e et 16e divisions irakiennes depuis le début des combats pour la reprise de Tal Afar.
Au lancement de l’offensive, le 20 août au matin, les artilleurs ont fourni des tirs de destruction des premières lignes de défense de Daech. Ils ont également effectué plusieurs tirs de contre-batterie pour priver les combattants terroristes de leurs principaux moyens d’appui.

Cette semaine, les canons CAESAR ont mené 46 missions de tir (43 de neutralisation /destruction et 3 d’éclairement).

Le pilier formation : une action dans la durée :
La mission de formation et de conseil est l’un des deux piliers de l’engagement militaire français au Levant. Les instructeurs français participant à ce programme mènent des actions de formation et de conseil qui visent le même objectif : améliorer les capacités de commandement et les savoir-faire tactiques des troupes irakiennes. Depuis mars 2015, les soldats français de l’opération Chammal ont contribué à la formation de plus de 7500 soldats irakiens depuis leurs bases de Bagdad.
Cet été, l’actualité de la Task force Narvik s’est concentrée autour de la réalisation de stages spécifiques répondant au besoin de l’unité contre-terrorisme irakienne (ICTS). En particulier, elle a contribué aux activités suivantes :
  • Formations initiales d’une nouvelle promotion de l’academy de l’ICTS,
  • Stage contre IED pour des formateurs dans ce domaine,
  • Elle a également conduit un stage de formation d’ « équipe de reconnaissance dans la profondeur » (Deep Recon course) au profit d’une vingtaine de soldats irakiens. D’une durée totale de quatre semaines, ce stage visait à former des petites unités autonomes capables de s’infiltrer, de se dissimuler, d’analyser et de faire remonter les informations afin de fournir du renseignement tactique et ainsi appuyer l’action offensive immédiate des bataillons.
Depuis la mi-juin, la TF Narvik a mené des formations au profit de près de 300 soldats de l’ICTS dont une vingtaine de formateurs.
Dans le même temps, les soldats de la Task force Monsabert ont poursuivi leurs missions de conseil au profit de la 6° division irakienne. Elle a plus particulièrement mené des formations dans les domaines suivants :
  • Soins de première urgence,
  • Lutte contre les engins explosifs improvisés,
  • Réaction à adopter face à une attaque.
Au cours de l’été, la TF Monsabert a mené des formations au profit de plus de 150 soldats et d’une dizaine de formateurs de la 6° division irakienne.

Ces actions de formation et de conseil menées par les soldats français participent ainsi à la construction du pilier sécuritaire des forces irakiennes.’

From CJTFOIR on August 31st:

‘August 31, 2017
Release 20170831-02
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Iraqi government announces liberation of Tal Afar

SOUTHWEST ASIA – The global Coalition to defeat ISIS congratulates Prime Minister Al-Abadi and all Iraqi Security Forces on their stunning victory in Tal Afar and Northern Ninewah Province, Aug. 31.

Under the command of Prime Minister al-Abadi, all branches of the Iraqi Security Forces took part in the liberation of Tal Afar – the 9th, 15th and 16th Iraqi Army Divisions, the Counter Terrorism Service, the Federal Police and Emergency Response Division, Iraqi Local Police, the Popular Mobilization Forces as well as the Kurdish Regional Government Peshmerga.

While the city and critical infrastructure are under ISF control, dangerous work remains to completely remove explosive devices, identify ISIS fighters in hiding and eliminate any remaining ISIS holdouts so they do not threaten the security of Tal Afar in the future.

“Following their historic liberation of Mosul and now a swift and decisive victory in Tal Afar, the ISF have shown, once again, they are an increasingly capable force that can protect the Iraqi people, defeat ISIS within Iraq and secure the country’s borders,” said Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of U.S. and Coalition forces in Iraq and Syria.  “This is yet another significant achievement for the Iraqi Security Forces and the government and people of Iraq.”

The Coalition contributes to the defeat of ISIS by providing Iraqi forces with equipment, training, intelligence, precision fire support and military advice to leaders. By working by, with, and through the government of Iraq and the ISF, the Coalition has enabled the Iraqi Security Forces to reclaim 90 percent of their land from ISIS.  The Coalition will continue to support the government of Iraq and Iraqi Security Forces as they fight on to defeat ISIS in Western Anbar province and Hawijah.’

 

August 30th – August 31st 2017
Iraq 10 strikes +1  (13,550 – 13,560)
Syria 21 strikes +19* +2* (12,365 – 12,406)

Confirmed actions: US, AUS, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 30, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 51 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed eight ISIS oil stills and damaged five supply routes.

*Near Al Hawl, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Raqqah, 17 strikes [2 or more British] engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 15 fighting positions, two command and control nodes, a logistics node, and an IED factory.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed two ISIS-held buildings and an explosives cache.

*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarter.

*Near Tal Afar, eight strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed 36 fighting positions, three heavy machine guns, two medium machine guns, two weapons caches, a command and control node, and an ISIS-held building; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, 26 strikes consisting of 59 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 18 and Aug. 28-29 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On June 18, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes destroyed six fighting positions.

*On Aug. 28, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions.

*On Aug. 29, near Raqqah, Syria, 16 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions, a VBIED, a heavy machine gun, and a command and control node.

*On Aug. 29, near Rawah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed two VBIED facilities.

*On Aug. 29, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes suppressed four ISIS tactical units.’

* See Aug 31st – Sept 1st and Sept 1st -2nd press releases for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for August 30th:

‘On 30 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Avghani. The Australian aircraft struck seven Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD on Wednesday 30 August:

‘Wednesday 30 August – Tornados and Typhoons supported the Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, striking five Daesh positions…Three flights of Royal Air Force Tornados and Typhoons provided close air support on Wednesday 30 August to the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting to liberate Raqqa from Daesh control.  Five attacks were successfully conducted, which eliminated three sniper positions, a light machine-gun team, and a group of extremists armed with rocket-propelled grenades.  Each of the attacks required careful planning and execution by our aircrew, given the proximity of the Syrian Democratic Forces to the desired targets.’

August 31st – September 1st 2017
Iraq 8 strikes  (13,561 – 13,568)
Syria 22 strikes +13* (12,407 – 12,441)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Aug. 31, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 52 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six fuel trucks, five tactical vehicles, a vehicle, an ISIS tank, a staging area and an oil still.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed five tactical vehicles and a machine gun, and damaged a bridge.

*Near Raqqah, 15 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 10 fighting positions, three logistics nodes, two vehicles and a command and control node.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed four ISIS front-end loaders, two semi-trailers, two semi-trucks, an excavator, and a crane.

*Near Al Huwayjah, two strikes destroyed five ISIS oil stills and an ISIS-held building.

*Near Tal Afar, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, damaged four fighting positions and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS front-end loader.

Additionally, 28 strikes consisting of 37 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 18 and Aug. 30 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On June 18, near Raqqah, Syria, eight strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed eight fighting positions.

*On Aug. 30, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three tactical vehicles, two ISIS-held buildings, a front-end loader, a vehicle, and a staging area.

*On Aug. 30, near Raqqah, Syria, 18 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions, two command and control nodes, and a heavy machine gun.

*On Aug. 30, near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a medium machine gun and a fighting position.’

* See Step 1st-2nd press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD on August 29th:

29 Aug 2017

Operation OKRA–

ADF Airstrikes for the period 11 Aug – 25 Aug 2017

Over the period  11 Aug– 25 Aug2017, Air Task Group strike operations focused on  supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure Tal Afar and Bayji from Daesh forces

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On 12 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh munitions storage facility with guided munitions.

 

On 14 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Bayji. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh fighting position with guided munitions.

 

On 15 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck three Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.

 

On 19 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh weapons cache with guided munitions.

 

On 20 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh weapons cache, a Daesh Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), a Daesh fighting position, and a Daesh heavy weapons site with guided munitions.

 

On 21 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions and a Daesh heavy weapons site with guided munitions.

 

On 22 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions, a Daesh heavy weapons site and three Daesh Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices’ (VBIED) with guided munitions.

 

On 23 Aug, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.

Monthly Australian MoD summary for August 2017:

AFCENT figures for August 2017: