Military reports – July 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 July 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.

July 1st – July 2nd 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +2* (13,050-13,056)
Syria 17 strikes +10* (9,998 – 10,024)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
On July 1, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 66 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

* Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three front-end loaders, two well heads, two oil separator tanks, two vehicles, two cranes and a grader.

* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed two ISIS-held buildings.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed 20 ISIS oil storage barrels and six oil tankers.

* Near Raqqah, nine strikes [2 British] engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, a front-end loader, a mortar system and a heavy machine gun.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 47 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Mosul, three strikes [2 British, 1 Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical units and a sniper team; destroyed 13 fighting positions, eight IEDs, three medium machine guns, and a supply cache; damaged 11 fighting positions; and suppressed four sniper teams and two ISIS tactical units.

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

Additionally, seven strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq from June 29-30 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 29, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike damaged 24 fighting positions.

* On June 30, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS-held buildings, two command and control nodes and three oil stills.

* On June 30, near Mosul, Iraq, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 23 vehicles, 10 fighting positions, two medium machine guns, two front-end loaders, two VBIEDs, an oil tanker truck, a rocket-propelled grenade system, a heavy machine gun and a supply cache.

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 1 July:

‘Saturday 1 July – A Reaper eliminated a mortar team and Typhoons dealt with a heavy machine-gun, both in Raqqa. Tornados hit three Daesh positions in Mosul…A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft patrolled over Raqqa on Saturday 1 July. A mortar was reported firing on the SDF, and the Reaper’s crew spotted its muzzle flashes from a position concealed beneath a tree. A Hellfire missile destroyed the target. Typhoons were also active over the city, where they used a Paveway IV to silence a heavy machine-gun which was holding up an SDF advance. In northern Iraq, two Tornados assisted the Iraqi troops clearing remaining pockets of Daesh resistance in west Mosul. Paveway IVs were used to destroy two strongpoints from which the Daesh fighters were directing fire. The Tornados then responded to reports of a heavy machine-gun team and a group of suicide bombers preparing to attack the Iraqis – a third position was duly destroyed with a Paveway IV.;

From Australian MoD:

‘On 01 Jul , Australian F/A -18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck four Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

July 2nd – July 3rd 2017
Iraq 1 strikes +4* (13,057-13,061)
Syria 18 strikes +5* (10,025 – 10,047)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
On July 2, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 63 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three ISIS front-end loaders, two oil separator tanks, and a well-head.

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

* Near Raqqah, 14 strikes [1 British?] engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 10 fighting positions and a mortar system.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Mosul, one strike [1 British?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 15 fighting positions, seven medium machine guns, and a heavy machine gun; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and a mortar team.

Additionally, 12 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 1 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 1, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed two ISIS oil tanker trucks, an oil trailer, and a road grader.

* On July 1, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, four strikes destroyed two ISIS command and control nodes, a staging area, and a VBIED facility.

* On July 1, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS mortar team.

* On July 1, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building and damaged four supply routes.

* On July 1, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed a fighting position and a heavy machine gun, and suppressed 27 fighting positions.’

* See July 3rd-4th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘On 02 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck thirteen Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 2 July:

‘Sunday 2 July – Tornados and Typhoons struck four Daesh positions in Mosul, and two in Raqqa…On Sunday 2 July, mixed pairs of Tornados and Typhoons operated over both Mosul and Raqqa. In Mosul, the Iraqi ground forces encountered three groups of snipers – all three positions, plus another Daesh-held building, were successfully struck with Paveways. In similar fashion, Paveway IVs were used against two terrorist firing points in Raqqa.’

 

France publish video on Operation Chammal

 

July 3rd – July 4th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +1* (13,062-13,070)
Syria 17 strikes +12* (10,048 – 10,076)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
On July 3, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 85 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 31 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS well-head.

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

* Near Raqqah, 15 strikes [2-3  British] engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, three mortar systems, two sections of wall, two vehicles, an anti-air artillery system, a heavy machine gun, and an explosives cache; damaged five ISIS supply routes; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 54 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike [1 British?] destroyed three VBIED storage facilities.

* Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed two oil storage tanks and an ISIS command and control node.

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

* Near Mosul, two strikes [1 British, 1 Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 21 fighting positions, six medium machine guns, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, and an artillery system; and damaged five fighting positions.

* Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed a mortar system.

Additionally, nine strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 2 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 2, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four ISIS-held buildings and a command and control node.

* On July 2, near Raqqah, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed two VBIEDs, an ISIS communications tower, and a fighting position; and damaged 32 fighting positions.

* On July 2, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike destroyed a vehicle and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 2, near Mosul, Iraq, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven medium machine guns, five fighting positions, five IEDs, and a weapons cache; damaged two fighting positions; and suppressed a sniper team.’

From Australian MoD:

‘On 03 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul.The Australian aircraft struck four Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

From UK MoD for Monday 3 July:

‘Monday 3 July – Reapers and a Tornado/Typhoon pair attacked a Daesh headquarters, machine-gun team and defensive position in Raqqa. In northern Iraq, Tornados struck seven targets in Mosul and three truck-bomb workshops near Hawija…

The RAF is continuing to support Iraqi forces in their effort to liberate western Mosul. While the operating environment in the city is very challenging, particularly given the closely-packed buildings, very narrow streets, and the density of the urban population, our aircrew have continued to deliver precision strikes in close support of Iraqi troops on the ground. Daesh’s current tactics, including the illegal use of civilians as human shields, and fighting from sites such as schools, hospitals, religious sites and civilian neighbourhoods, increases the risk to innocent life. While no military operations come without risk, particularly in dense urban environments and against such inhuman Daesh tactics, the RAF continues to take all steps necessary to minimise civilian casualties.

Two Royal Air Force Reaper remotely piloted aircraft conducted armed reconnaissance over Raqqa on Monday 3 July. One assisted Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who had come under attack from a heavy machine-gun on the top floor of a building. A Hellfire missile through the building’s roof silenced the terrorist fire. The second Reaper used two Hellfires in a successful attack on a Daesh headquarters for foreign fighters. A mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair were also active over the city. The SDF, advancing into the centre of Raqqa, encountered a strongly defended building. Our aircraft demolished it with a single Paveway IV guided bomb. Two flights of Tornados operated over northern Iraq the same day. One flight used three Paveway IVs to destroy a group of three workshops producing truck-bombs near Hawijah. The second flight supported Iraqi troops in the Old City of Mosul, and conducted strikes with Paveways and Brimstone missiles on seven Daesh positions, including six machine-gun teams.’

* See July 4th-5th press release for amended Syria strikes

Additional press release from CJTFOIR on July 4th:

SDF Breaches Old City of Raqqah

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Overcoming heavy ISIS resistance the Syrian Democratic Forces breached the Old City of Raqqah, July 3.

Coalition forces supported the SDF advance into the most heavily fortified portion of Raqqah by opening two small gaps in the Rafiqah Wall that surrounds the Old City.

ISIS fighters were using the historic wall as a fighting position and planted mines and improvised explosive devices at several of the breaks in the wall.  SDF fighters would have been channeled through these locations and were extremely vulnerable as they were targeted with vehicle-borne IEDs and indirect fire as well as direct fire from heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and snipers as they tried to breach the Old City.

Conducting targeted strikes on two small portions of the wall allowed Coalition and partner forces to breach the Old City at a locations of their choosing, denied ISIS the ability to use pre-positioned mines, IED and VBIEDs, protected SDF and civilian lives, and preserved the integrity of the greatest portion of the wall.  The portions targeted were 25-meter sections and will help preserve the remainder of the overall 2,500-meter wall.

“Unlike ISIS who deliberately destroyed the ruins of Palmyra and the Al-Nuri mosque and uses sites such as the Rafiqa Wall, hospitals, schools and mosques as weapons storage facilities and fighting positions, Coalition forces are making a great effort to protect civilians and preserve these sites for future generations,” said Coalition Spokesman, Col. Ryan Dillon.

“The most humane way to save the people of Raqqah is to swiftly and decisively defeat ISIS, who have terrorized the people of Raqqah for more than three years.  Only this way, can the people of Raqqah be saved and city return to peace.”‘

Australian fortnightly strike report 

Operation OKRA – ADF Airstrikes for the period 15 Jun – 28 Jun 2017

 

‘Over the period 15 Jun – 28 Jun 2017, Air Task Group strike operations focused on supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure West Mosul from Daesh forces.

On 15 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.

On 16 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck five Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 17 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 18 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck seven Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 19 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck three Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 20 Jun, 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 21 Jun, 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 23 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets conducted a strike operation in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Syria. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh weapons cache with guided munitions.

On 23 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck five Daesh fighting positions and a Daesh heavy weapons site with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 24 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck five Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 25 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions and two Daesh heavy weapon sites with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 26 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck eight Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 27 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck three Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

 

July 4th – July 5th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +2* (13,071-13,076)
Syria 33 strikes +12* (10,077 – 10,121)

Confirmed actions: US, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
‘On July 4, Coalition military forces conducted 37 strikes consisting of 107 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 11 oil storage tanks, nine oil trucks, six oil stills, six oil separator tanks and a command and control node.

* Near Raqqah, 27 strikes engaged 19 ISIS tactical units; and destroyed 17 fighting positions, three tactical vehicles, a vehicle, two heavy machine guns, a mortar system, a weapons cache, a command and control node, a VBIED facility, and a VBIED.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 72 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 33 fighting positions, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, and a front-end loader; damaged five fighting positions and a command and control node; and suppressed a mortar team.

Additionally, 13 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 3 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On July 3, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; and destroyed 10 fighting positions, a VBIED, an anti-air artillery system, and a UAS launch site; damaged 25 fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 3, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed eight fighting positions, four weapons caches, three heavy machine guns, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and a barrier wall; damaged five ISIS supply routes; and suppressed a sniper team.’

+ See July 5th-6th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘On 04 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck fourteen Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

Additional press release from CJTFOIR on July 4th:

‘SDF Breaches Old City of Raqqah

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Overcoming heavy ISIS resistance the Syrian Democratic Forces breached the Old City of Raqqah, July 3.

Coalition forces supported the SDF advance into the most heavily fortified portion of Raqqah by opening two small gaps in the Rafiqah Wall that surrounds the Old City.

ISIS fighters were using the historic wall as a fighting position and planted mines and improvised explosive devices at several of the breaks in the wall.  SDF fighters would have been channeled through these locations and were extremely vulnerable as they were targeted with vehicle-borne IEDs and indirect fire as well as direct fire from heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and snipers as they tried to breach the Old City.

Conducting targeted strikes on two small portions of the wall allowed Coalition and partner forces to breach the Old City at a locations of their choosing, denied ISIS the ability to use pre-positioned mines, IED and VBIEDs, protected SDF and civilian lives, and preserved the integrity of the greatest portion of the wall.  The portions targeted were 25-meter sections and will help preserve the remainder of the overall 2,500-meter wall.

“Unlike ISIS who deliberately destroyed the ruins of Palmyra and the Al-Nuri mosque and uses sites such as the Rafiqa Wall, hospitals, schools and mosques as weapons storage facilities and fighting positions, Coalition forces are making a great effort to protect civilians and preserve these sites for future generations,” said Coalition Spokesman, Col. Ryan Dillon.

“The most humane way to save the people of Raqqah is to swiftly and decisively defeat ISIS, who have terrorized the people of Raqqah for more than three years.  Only this way, can the people of Raqqah be saved and city return to peace.”‘

July 5th – July 6th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +1* +2* (13,077- 13,084)
Syria 29 strikes +5* +2*  (10,122 – 10,157)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
On July 5, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 93 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 33 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes destroyed five ISIS-held buildings, a command and control node and a VBIED facility.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed 34 ISIS oil barrels, eight oil stills, five construction items, five oil trucks, four front-end loaders, three oil storage tanks, an oil distillation tank and a well-head.

* Near Raqqah, 21 strikes [1 British] engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 13 fighting positons, two vehicles, two heavy machine guns, a front-end loader, a UAV site and a sniper position.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 60 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Mosul, three [1-2 British, 1 Australian] strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, 15 medium machine guns, three staging areas, three IEDs, an excavator, a mortar system, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and a supply cache; and damaged three fighting positions.

* Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a staging area, a vehicle storage facility, a weapons cache, and a vehicle.

Additionally, 14 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 3-4 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed eight ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED factory and damaged 10 fighting positions.

* On July 4, near Al Hawl, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node and a staging area.

* On July 4, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, five strikes destroyed four ISIS oil separators, four oil storage tanks, two well-heads, two oil pipe junctions, an oil still and a refinery.

* On July 4, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, a VBIED and an IED.

* On July 4, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed two mortar systems and damaged five supply routes.’

* see July 6th-7th and July 7th-8th press releases for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘On 05 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck eight Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

From UK MoD for Wednesday 5 July:

‘Wednesday 5 July – Typhoons hit seven Daesh strongpoints in Mosul, Tornados eliminated a sniper team in Raqqa…Typhoons continued to support the Iraqi troops in west Mosul on Wednesday 5 July. Exceptionally careful coordination was needed given the very short distances between the Iraqi forces and the Daesh positions, but the two Typhoons were able to destroy seven strongpoints, including two with medium machine-guns, each struck by a Paveway IV. Tornados kept watch over the latest SDF advances in Raqqa, and used a Paveway IV to deal with a sniper team.’

From Belgium MoD on July 6th:
[Belgium report that The Council of Ministers has decided that the Air Component will remain in Jordan for six months. Until December 31, 2017, Belgium’s F-16 hunting aircraft will fight against IS in the context of the Desert Falcon operation. However, the number of F-16s will be reduced by a third.]

Midden-Oosten

Afghanistan is nog steeds een belangrijk operatieterrein voor de Landcomponent. Aan de operatie Resolute Support nemen daar een zestigtal Belgische militairen deel. Ook in Irak is de Landcomponent aanwezig, met operatie Valiant Phoenix. In Bagdad en Erbil helpt een gemengd Belgisch detachement om Iraakse militairen te vormen en Iraakse trainers op te leiden.

Eveneens in Irak zet de Medische Component een Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) in. Dat gespecialiseerd chirurgisch team is dicht bij het front actief. Zo kunnen ze gewonden snel en doeltreffend verzorgen wanneer een ziekenhuis te ver is.

De ministerraad heeft intussen beslist dat de Luchtcomponent zes maanden langer in Jordanië blijft. Nog tot 31 december 2017 zullen onze F-16-jachtvliegtuigen er tegen IS strijden in het kader van de operatie Desert Falcon. Het aantal F-16’s werd echter met een derde verminderd. Er blijven nu dus nog vier toestellen ter plekke.’

 

 

Update from French MoD on July 5th:
[France reports on operations to liberate Mossul: In the first phase in preparation for the battle and to encircle the city, France carried out 300 airstrikes.  In the second phase, with the commitment of the CAESAR and the Carrier Group, an there were an additional 300 air strikes, together with almost 1,200 artillery missions. The 600 air strikes delivered in the region therefore represent a significant part of the French effort carried out over the past three years, which in early July amounts to more than 1,300 strikes. 
In the past week, June 29th – July 4th, France reports 4 airstrikes in Mosul and 4 in Raqqa, all in support of the troops on the ground.
Task Force (TF) Wagram conducted 16 artillery strikes in Mosul. 
Overall total strikes carried out since September 19th 2014 is 1307 strikes.]

Point de situation des opérations
ARMÉE FRANÇAISE – OPÉRATIONS MILITAIRES·WEDNESDAY, 5 JULY 2017
OPÉRATION CHAMMAL

SITUATION
En Syrie,
A Raqqah, les combats pour le contrôle de la ville se poursuivent. Daech concentre sa défense sur les zones les plus urbanisées selon une stratégie qui a déjà été observée à Mossoul : piégeage, tunnels, fortifications sont en place et rendent la progression des Forces Démocratiques Syriennes difficile et dangereuse.
Les FDS progressent néanmoins de l’Est vers l’Ouest de la ville, profitant de brèches dans le mur d’enceinte pour entrer dans la Médina. Elles poursuivent également leur manœuvre d’encerclement au Sud de la ville pour réduire les soutiens de Daech, notamment en provenance du Sud-Ouest. Les Forces pro-régime sont à une vingtaine de km au Sud de Tabqa.
En Irak,
A Mossoul, Daech perd du terrain chaque jour dans la Médina et s’acharne à défendre le dernier kilomètre carré encore tenu. Sa liberté de circulation dans la région environnante est également compromise. L’organisation terroriste essaie de se recentrer vers Tal Afar à l’Ouest, et Hawijah plus au sud de Mossoul, deux secteurs fortement défendus et encore sous son contrôle.
Daech a néanmoins la capacité de réactiver des cellules dormantes qu’elle concentre au moment opportun contre les forces de sécurité. Ceci démontre que la prudence reste de mise quant à la reprise de Mossoul même si l’optimisme des forces locales domine.
MOSSOUL
Cette bataille s’inscrit bien dans une stratégie coordonnée entre la Coalition et le pays hôte. Cette stratégie comportait une première phase de préparation de la bataille afin d’accompagner la montée des forces de sécurité vers Mossoul et d’encercler la ville pour couper tout renfort ou soutien extérieurs au profit des terroristes retranchés.
300 frappes aériennes françaises ont accompagné pendant plusieurs mois cette première étape de préparation et de renseignement (Shapping).
Dans la deuxième phase, avec l’engagement des canons CAESAR et du Groupe aéronaval, 300 autres frappes aériennes, auxquelles s’ajoutent près de 1200 missions d’artillerie, ont permis d’appuyer les forces de sécurité engagées pour la libération de la ville.
Les 600 frappes aériennes délivrées dans la région représentent donc une partie conséquente de l’effort français réalisé depuis trois ans, lequel s’élève début juillet à plus de 1 300 frappes.
Avant de débuter une éventuelle troisième phase pour Mossoul et ses habitants, de longues opérations de déminage et de sécurisation devront néanmoins être menées pour neutraliser les pièges dont Daech a saturé la ville et éliminer les cellules dormantes.
ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE
Cette semaine, les aéronefs ont réalisé 35 sorties aériennes dont 31 de reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol (CAS), ainsi que 04 missions de recueil de renseignement. 04 frappes ont été réalisées à Mossoul et 04 autres à Raqqah, toutes en appui des troupes au sol.
La Task Force (TF) Wagram a mené de son côté 14 missions de tir dont 13 de harcèlement et 01 d’éclairement.
Le bilan global depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève 1307 frappes, 2072 objectifs et 6754 sorties.
OPÉRATIONNELS ENSEMBLE :
LE SOUTIEN INTERARMÉES EN OPÉRATIONS

Pour réussir ces opérations, il faut réaliser les « 12 travaux de la logistique » et être « opérationnels ensemble ».
1 200 militaires sont déployés dans le cadre de CHAMMAL sur cinq pays. 16% seulement de cet effectif contribue à soutenir le personnel comme les matériels dengagés.
La logistique en opérations recouvre douze domaines spécialisés : 07 sont principalement dédiés au profit du personnel, 05 le sont au profit des matériels.
Dans le domaine de l’acheminement, en trois ans, 24 000 passagers ont transité par voie aérienne vers le théâtre. 15 000 tonnes de matériels ont été projetées de France, la moitié par voie aérienne et l’autre par voie maritime, avec une recherche permanente d’équilibre entre la nécessaire réactivité et les coûts induits.
Dans le domaine du soutien carburant, 12 000 pleins (avitaillement) ont été réalisés au sol, 14 000 en vol (ravitaillements) au profit de l’ensemble des aéronefs français engagés.
Ces forces sont parfaitement interopérables grâce aux réseaux classifiés établis entre 700 ordinateurs reliés sur le théâtre et avec la métropole, par le biais de 50 stations satellitaires.’

 

July 6th – July 7th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +1* (13,085- 13,090)
Syria 22 strikes +8* (10,158 – 10,187)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
On July 6, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed 14 ISIS construction items and three oil storage tanks.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, 11 strikes destroyed 35 ISIS oil refinement stills, 14 construction items, 10 oil trucks, three oil storage tanks, and three well-heads.

* Near Raqqah, nine strikes [2 British] engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positons, an ISIS headquarters, and a VBIED.

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

* Near Baghdad, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed one supply cache.

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1-2 British] engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed one fighting position, damaged one fighting position, and suppressed a mortar system.

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

Additionally, six strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 5 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 5, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and a sniper team.

* On July 5, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, a sniper position, and a heavy machine gun.’

* See July 7th-8th press release for amended strikes

From UK MoD for Thursday 6 July:

‘Thursday 6 July – Tornados and Typhoons struck two terrorist targets in Raqqa, and four in western Mosul…Two Royal Air Force Typhoons, armed with Paveway IV bombs, operated over Raqqa on Thursday 6 July. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) encountered a large building on the southern edge of the city, close to the bank of the Euphrates, which was heavily defended by Daesh extremists. Two Paveways struck the building and brought an end to the terrorists’ activity. A mixed pair of a Typhoon and a Tornado were also active over Raqqa, and these aircraft bombed a sniper position which had been firing persistently at the SDF. A second mixed Tornado/Typhoon pair provided similar support to the Iraqi forces clearing the Old City in Mosul. Attacks with Brimstone missiles dealt with three Daesh positions, whilst a Paveway IV was used to destroy a medium machine-gun team.’

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

SOUTHWEST ASIA- In the month of May, CJTF-OIR carried over 38 open reports of possible civilian casualties from previous months and received 61 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 222 historical reports of possible civilian casualties received from Airwars.org. During this period, the Coalition completed the assessment of 141 reports, of which 114 were assessed to be non-credible and 27 were assessed to be credible resulting in 119 unintentional civilian deaths. To date, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses that, it is more likely than not, at least 603 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. A total of 180 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 organizations, 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 May 2017, the Coalition conducted a total of 21,910 strikes that included 46,534 separate engagements. During this period, the total number of reports of possible civilian casualties was 727. The total number of credible reports of civilian casualties during this time period was 145. The percent of engagements that resulted in a report of possible civilian casualties was 1.56%. 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 114 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. Sep. 3, 2014, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

2. Sep. 5, 2014, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

3. Sep. 14, 2014, near Sinjar, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

4. Sep. 25, 2014, near Al Hasakah, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

5. Sep. 26, 2014, near Al Hasakah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

6. Sep. 27, 2014, near Al Fadghami, 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.

7. Sep. 28, 2014, near Raqqah, 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.

8. Sep. 28, 2014, near Manbij, 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.

9. Jan. 28, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

10. Feb. 3, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

11. Feb. 23, 2015, near Tal Hamis, 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.

12. Feb. 24, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

13. Feb. 25, 2015, near Ar Rutbah, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

14. Feb. 28, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

15. April 8, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

16. April 19, 2015, near Mitras, 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.

17. April 20, 2015, near Adan, Iraq, 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.

18. April 26, 2015, near Mitras, 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.

19. May 24, 2015, near Abu Sheikhat, 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.

20. May 31, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

21. Jun. 18, 2015, near Tal Abyad, 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.

22. Jun. 24, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

23. July 5, 2015, near Al Hasakah, 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.

24. July 12, 2015, near Raqqah, 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.

25. July 21, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

26. July 25, 2015, near Raqqah, 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.

27. Aug. 1, 2015, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

28. Aug. 24, 2015, near Sinjar, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

29. Aug. 27, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

30. Sep. 18, 2015, near Al Senyah, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

31. Sep. 19, 2015, near Al Kubais, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

32. Sep. 20, 2015, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

33. Oct. 9, 2015, near Al Kabisa, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

34. Oct. 31, 2015, near Al Hawl, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

35. Nov. 2, 2015, near Sinjar, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

36. Nov. 15, 2015, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

37. Nov. 16, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

38. Nov. 18, 2015, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

39. Nov. 26, 2015, near Fallujah, Iraq, 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.

40. Dec. 5, 2015, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

41. Dec. 9, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

42. Dec. 9, 2015, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

43. Dec. 10, 2015, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

44. Dec. 12, 2015, near Kabsh, 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.

45. Dec. 16, 2015, near Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

46. Dec. 25, 2015, near Fallujah, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

47. Dec. 25, 2015, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

48. Dec. 26, 2015, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

49. Dec. 27, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

50. Dec. 29, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

51. Jan. 8, 2016, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

52. Jan. 14, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

53. Jan. 16, 2016, near Bashiqa, Iraq, 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.

54. Jan. 18, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

55. Feb. 6, 2016, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

56. Feb. 18, 2016, near Al Shadadi, 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.

57. Feb. 24, 2016, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

58. Mar. 12, 2016, near Raqqah, 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.

59. Mar. 18, 2016, near Hawijah, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

60. Mar. 22, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

61. Mar. 31, 2016, near Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

62. Mar. 31, 2016, near Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

63. April 3, 2016, near Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

64. April 10, 2016, near Hit, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contained insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

65. April 21, 2016, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

66. April 22, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, 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.

67. May 6, 2016, near Dabiq, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

68. May 7, 2016, near Ahtemlat, 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.

69. May 11, 2016, near Dabiq, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

70. May 20, 2016, near Arshaf, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

71. Feb. 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

72. Feb. 27, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report: After review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

73. March 1, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report: After review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

74. March 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 geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

75. March 11, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties. The closest strike to the report of possible civilian casualties was 3 km away.

76. March 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

77. March 20, 2017, near Al Mansura, Syria, via social media report: After review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

78. March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

79. April 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

80. April 15, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via social media report: After review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

81. April 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via personal report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

82. April 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

83. April 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

84. April 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

85. April 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

86. April 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

87. April 21, 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 geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

88. April 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

89. April 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

90. April 26, 2017, near Hawija, Iraq, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

91. April 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

92. April 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

93. April 28, 2017, near Samra, Syria, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

94. April 29, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

95. April 30, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

96. April 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

97. May 1, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

98. May 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties as part of the Coalition Air Tasking Order.

99. May 4, 2017, near Ar Rutbah, Iraq, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties. The closest strike to the report of possible civilian casualties was 160 km away.

100. May 11, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties. The closest strike to the report of possible civilian casualties was 5 km away.

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

102. May 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties. The closest strike to the report of possible civilian casualties was over 2 km away.

103. May 13, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties. The closest strike to the report of possible civilian casualties was over 2 km away.

104. May 13, 2017, near Anah, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

105. May 13, 2017, near Rawa, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

106. May 14, 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 geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

107. May 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: After review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

108. May 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

109. May 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

110. May 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

111. May 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

112. May 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

113. May 21, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via social media: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

114. May 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

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. Twenty-seven reports were assessed to be credible resulting in the unintentional death of 119 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. April. 19, 2015, near Ar Rutbah, Iraq, via Airwars report: During a strike on an ISIS checkpoint, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally injured when a vehicle arrived at the checkpoint after the munition was released.

2. May 13, 2015, near Bayji, Iraq, via Airwars report: During a strike on an ISIS weapons cache, it was assessed that six civilians may have been unintentionally killed.

3. May 26, 2015, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: During a strike on an ISIS staging area, it was assessed that six civilians were unintentionally killed and two were injured after their vehicles entered the target area after the munition was released.

4. Aug. 29, 2015, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report: During a strike on ISIS equipment, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed and three were injured after, unbeknownst to the Coalition, the civilians were forced to do manual labor for ISIS against their will.

5. Sep. 25, 2015, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: During strikes on an ISIS fighting positions, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed in an adjacent structure.

6. Dec. 21, 2015, near Ramadi, Iraq, via Airwars report: During a strike on ISIS fighters, it was assessed that five civilians were unintentionally killed in an adjacent structure.

7. Jan. 5, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters building, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed.

8. Feb. 26, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: During strikes on an ISIS VBIED and weapons storage facility, it was assessed that five civilians were unintentionally killed as a result of secondary explosions.

9. April. 19, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: During a strike on an ISIS facility, it was assessed that eight civilians were unintentionally killed and 20 were injured.

10. May 31, 2016, near Manbij, Syria, via Airwars report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters, it was assessed that eight civilians, who were not observed near the target during the engagement, were unintentionally killed.

11. Jan. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS compound, after reviewing post-strike video, it was assessed that one civilian who was not observed near the target during the engagement was unintentionally killed.

12. Jan. 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED attacking Iraqi Security Forces, it was assessed that 15 civilians were unintentionally killed by secondary explosions from the VBIED.

13. Jan 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED factory, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed and 15 were injured in an adjacent structure.

14. Feb. 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters building, after reviewing post-strike video, it was assessed that four civilians, who were not observed near the target during the engagement, were unintentionally killed and six were injured.

15. Feb. 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters building, after reviewing post-strike video, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally injured.

16. Feb. 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters building, it was assessed that 10 civilians were unintentionally killed.

17. Feb. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report: During a strike on an ISIS weapons storage facility, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area after the munition was released.

18. Feb. 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED factory, after reviewing post-strike video, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed.

19. March 21, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS fighting position, it was assessed that two civilians in an adjacent building were unintentionally injured when the target was struck.

20. March 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS vehicle carrying mortar rounds, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally injured by a secondary explosion.

21. April 17, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via social media report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters building, it was assessed that 25 civilians were unintentionally killed and 40 were injured in adjacent structures by secondary explosions from the target building.

22. April 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed when he entered the target area after the munition was released.

23. April 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on ISIS construction equipment, after reviewing post-strike video, it was assessed that one civilian who was not observed during the engagement was unintentionally killed.

24. May 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS command and control node, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed after entering the target area after the munition was released.

25. May 15, 2017, near Mosul, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS fighting position, it was assessed that three civilians in a building adjacent to the target building were unintentionally killed.

26. May 19, 2017, near Mosul, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS fighting position, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed when he entered the target area after the munition was released.

27. May 23, 2017, near Mosul, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED, it was assessed that six civilians were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area after the munition was released.

Currently, 180 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. Feb. 23, 2016, near Al Bahsa, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

10. May 27, 2016, near Khan Jibran, Syria, 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. 6, 2016, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via Airwars report.

17. Oct. 6, 2016, near Tal Al Jayer, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

19. Oct. 11, 2016, near Tal Btal, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

22. Oct. 14, 2016, near Al Ghazli, Syria, via Airwars report.

23. Oct. 16, 2016, near Al Jurnia, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

26. Oct. 17, 2016, near At Tanira, Syria, via Airwars report.

27. Oct. 17, 2016, near Al Ma’amari, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

32. Oct. 21, 2016, near Dahuk, Iraq, via Airwars report.

33. Oct. 22, 2016, near Haji Koussa, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

35. Oct. 24, 2016, near Al Jurnia, Syria, via Airwars report.

36. Oct. 24, 2016, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

37. Oct. 24, 2016, near Tal Aswad, Syria, via Airwars report.

38. Oct. 24, 2016, near Abu Jarbua, Iraq, via Airwars report.

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

40. Oct. 25, 2016, near Khan Al Hamra, Syria, via Airwars report.

41. Oct. 25, 2016, near Lylan, Iraq, via Airwars report.

42. Oct. 26, 2016, near Nu’man, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

45. Oct. 27, 2016, near Bariha, Syria, via Airwars report.

46. Oct. 29, 2016, near Al A’rīma, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

48. Oct. 30, 2016, near Tel Kahf, Iraq, via Airwars report.

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

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

51. Nov. 2, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

52. Nov. 3, 2016, near Rakta, Syria, via Airwars report.

53. Nov. 3, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

54. Nov. 4, 2016, near Al Hiyewi, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

58. Nov. 5, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

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

60. Nov. 6, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

61. Nov. 6, 2016, near Rakta, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

64. Nov. 7, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

66. Nov. 7, 2016, near Raqqa, Syria, via Airwars report.

67. Nov. 7, 2016, near Qabasin, Syria, via Airwars report.

68. Nov. 8, 2016, near Qaltah, Syria, via Airwars report.

69. Nov. 8, 2016, near Tal Al Samin, Syria, via Airwars report.

70. Nov. 9, 2016, near Khaniz Al Salman, Syria, via Airwars report.

71. Nov. 9, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

72. Nov. 9, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

73. Nov. 9, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

74. Nov. 11, 2016, near Khaniz Janoubi, Syria, via Airwars report.

75. Nov. 11, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

76. Nov. 13, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

77. Nov. 13, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

78. Nov. 13, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

79. Nov. 13, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

80. Nov. 13, 2016, north or Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

81. Nov. 15, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

82. Nov. 15, 2016, near Abu Wahil, Syria, via Airwars report.

83. Nov. 15, 2016, near Mazra’at Al Qadissiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

84. Nov. 16, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

85. Nov. 16, 2016, near Shanina, Syria, via Airwars report.

86. Nov. 16, 2016, near Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

87. Nov. 16, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

89. Nov. 18, 2016, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via Airwars report.

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

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

92. Nov. 19, 2016, near Bia’as, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

94. Nov. 21, 2016, near Bia’as, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

96. Nov. 22, 2016, near Al I’bara, Syria, via Airwars report.

97. Nov. 22, 2016, near Sabwayran, Syria, via Airwars report.

98. Nov. 23, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

99. Nov. 23, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

100. Nov. 23, 2016, near Al Killi, Syria, via Airwars report.

101. Nov. 23, 2016, near Marat, Syria, via Airwars report.

102. Nov. 24, 2016, near Marat, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

104. Nov. 24, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

105. Nov. 25, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

106. Nov. 25, 2016, near Qortoba, Syria, via Airwars report.

107. Nov. 25, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

108. Nov. 27, 2016, near Hawi, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

110. Nov. 29, 2016, near Rawa, Iraq, via Airwars report.

111. Nov. 29, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

112. Nov. 29, 2016, near Al Rahiat, Syria, via Airwars report.

113. Dec. 3, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

114. Dec. 4, 2016, near Kabish Gharbi, Syria, via Airwars report.

115. Dec. 5, 2016, near Al Hazimah, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

119. Dec. 6, 2016, near Al Baza’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

120. Dec. 6, 2016, near Al Thawrah, Syria, via Airwars report.

121. Dec. 6, 2106, near Al Msheirfa, Syria, via Airwars report.

122. Dec. 7, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

123. Dec. 8, 2016, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via Airwars report.

124. Dec. 8, 2016, near Al Bahra, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

126. Dec. 9, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

127. Dec. 11, 2016, near Khusham, Syria, via Airwars report.

128. Dec. 11, 2016, near Al Kour, Syria, via Airwars report.

129. Dec. 12, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

130. Dec. 12, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

131. Dec. 13, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

132. Dec. 15, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

133. Dec. 16, 2016, near Shadadi, Syria, via Airwars report.

134. Dec. 16, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

135. Dec. 17, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

136. Dec. 17, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

137. Dec. 23, 2016, near Al Bab, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

141. Dec. 29, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

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

143. Dec. 30, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

144. Dec. 30, 2016, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report.

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

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

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

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

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

150. March 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

151. March 19, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report.

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

153. March 29, 2017, near Al Mansura, Syria, via social media report.

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

155. April 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

156. April 24, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report.

157. April 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

158. May 7, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

159. May 8, 2017, near Al Mansura, Syria, via social media report.

160. May 9, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via self-report.

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

162. May 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

163. May 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

164. May 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

165. May 12, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via social media report.

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

167. May 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

168. May 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

169. May 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

170. May 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.

171. May 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

172. May 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

173. May 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

174. May 25, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via NGO report.

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

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

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

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

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

180. May 30, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.’

 

July 7th – July 8th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +2* (13,091- 13,097)
Syria 24 strikes +7* (10,188 – 10,218)

Confirmed actions: US, FRANCE, UK, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
On July 7, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 76 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed three ISIS oil refinement stills, nine oil barrels, and a storage tank

* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed two ISIS oil refinement stills and two oil barrels.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed two ISIS oil refinement stills, two vehicles, two oil tankers, and a front-end loader.

* Near Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a tunnel.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 46 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Bayji, one strike [1 British?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three vehicles.

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 British, 2 French, 1 Australian?] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, 10 medium machine guns, two weapon caches, an artillery system, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; damaged 13 fighting positions; and suppressed a mortar system.

* Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed a front-end loader.

Additionally, 13 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 5-6 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 5, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 13 medium machine guns, four rocket-propelled grenade launchers, four IEDs, three fighting positions, a sniper position, an ISIS-held building, a tank, a vehicle, a command and control node, and a weapons cache; damaged 15 fighting positions; and suppressed a sniper team.

* On July 5, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed a fighting position, a front-end loader, and an UAS launch site; and suppressed 17 fighting positions and a sniper team.

* On July 6, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed a fighting position, a medium machine gun, and a command and control node; and damaged two supply routes.

* On July 6, near Raqqah, Syria, eights strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions, a recoilless rifle, a weapons cache, and an ISIS-held building.’

* See July 8th-9th press release for amended strikes

Friday 7 July – Typhoons struck two Daesh positions in Raqqa, whilst Tornados destroyed a terrorist-held building and an armed truck north-west of Bayji, and two targets in Mosul…Tornados flew further missions over Mosul on Friday 7 July, delivering two Paveway IV attacks which eliminated a sniper team and another group of terrorists firing on Iraqi troops. Further south in Iraq, a Daesh-held building had been identified in the countryside some 25 miles north-west of Bayji, with an armed truck hidden inside. Tornados demolished the building with a direct hit from a Paveway IV. Two more such weapons were used in attacks by Typhoons on a pair of defensive positions which the SDF had come up against in Raqqa.’

From Australian MoD:

‘On 07 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck six Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

From French MoD on July 7th:
[France reports several strikes in Mosul on July 7th:  a GBU 12 guided bomb struck and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and a ground support strike with four guided bombs was conducted.]

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Mise à jour : 07/07/2017

Les Rafale et l’avion de patrouille maritime Atlantique 2 de la Base aérienne Projetée (BAP) en Jordanie viennent de se poser après avoir effectué plusieurs frappes en l’espace de quelques heures en Irak. Récit de cette journée d’engagement.

Les équipages des Rafale et de l’Atlantique 2 de l’opération Chammal s’appuient sur le haut niveau de soutien et d’expertises disponibles sur les bases aériennes au Levant pour préparer leurs missions dans les meilleures conditions.

Deux missions distinctes sont planifiées ce jour. Pour l’Atlantique 2, il s’agit de conduire une mission d’ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance et Renseignement). Au cours de cette mission, il pourra être amené à guider d’autres avions de chasse, notamment les Rafale français, même si ces derniers sont attendus, pour l’heure, en mission de CAS (Close Air support) à Mossoul, en appui des troupes irakiennes engagées dans les combats au sol.

L ’Atlantique 2 (ATL2) s’élance le premier sur la piste et rallie sa zone de travail, des positions supposées de Daech sur les arrières. La zone à surveiller est immense et les 10 heures d’autonomie de l’appareil prévue à cette occasion ne seront pas de trop ! Quelques heures plus tard, les moteurs des deux Rafale de la patrouille légère (ie. 2 avions) brisent le silence du désert jordanien. Les chasseurs prennent aussitôt un cap Nord-Est.

L’Atlantique 2 survole les différents points de contrôle assignés. Un des membres d’équipage identifie un véhicule suspect. Les informations s’échangent entre les 14 membres d’équipage pour suivre le véhicule suspect et l’étudier. Pour cet équipage aguerri, les détails observés indiquent qu’il s’agit d’un VBIED (vehicule borne improvised explosive device). Les éléments sont transmis vers l’état-major qui recoupe l’analyse effectuée par l’équipage français avec les informations transmises par d’autres capteurs alliés et les forces au sol. Le CAOC autorise une frappe d’opportunité après le feu vert de l’autorité française insérée, appelée Red Card Holder. Quelques minutes plus tard, en plein désert, une bombe guidée GBU 12 frappe et détruit le véhicule utilisé par Daech dans une boule de feu qui confirme l’analyse initiale. Le véhicule était bien piégé.

Pendant ce temps, les deux Rafale ravitaillent sur des appareils de la coalition et rejoignent la zone de combat. Ces quelques dizaines de kilomètres carrés à Mossoul seront leur terrain d’opération pour l’après-midi. « L’environnement urbain est très complexe pour les équipages » rapporte l’un des navigateurs.

Une demande d’appui émane alors des troupes au sol. Toutes les informations sont envoyées par le JTAC et remontent ensuite vers le centre opérationnel de la coalition. La demande passe au filtre du ciblage et du contrôle national pour vérifier que la frappe peut être délivrée. La chaîne de commandement et le Red Card Holder valident à nouveau les demandes et suivent en temps réel la situation grâce aux drones placés en orbite. « Pas de dommages » collatéraux est la consigne.

Quatre bombes guidées frappent les points ciblés. Les Rafale, une fois leurs tirs effectués, poursuivent leur mission, prêts à répondre, si nécessaire, à une nouvelle demande d’appui.

Trois heures plus tard, aviateurs et marins ont « débriefé » leur vol et rejoignent leurs compatriotes au mess. Le patron du Génie de l’air vient de terminer, avec son équipe, la réparation d’une dalle abimée du « parking aéro » par 45 degrés. Cet officier de l’armée de terre dînera avec ses collègues de retour de vol ce soir ! Tous auront été « opérationnels ensemble » aujourd’hui.’

July 8th – July 9th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +1* (13,098- 13,105)
Syria 18 strikes +8* (10,219- 10,244)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
On July 8, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 75 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS oil separator tanks, two oil tankers and a well-head.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed 11 ISIS oil stills, three oil still tanks, three oil tankers, an oil separator tank, a well-head, and a pump jack.

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes [1 British] engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, two vehicles, a front-end loader, an ISIS communications tower and communications equipment.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 49 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike destroyed an ISIS fuel point.

* Near Bayji, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle and a bunker.

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

* Near Mosul, two strikes [1 British, 1 Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 21 fighting positions, six IEDs, four medium machine guns, three staging areas, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, and a VBIED facility; and damaged six fighting positions.

* Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED.

Additionally, nine strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 7 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 7, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS media facility.

* On July 7, near Raqqah, Syria, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, an IED factory, and a VBIED; and damaged 15 fighting positions.

* On July 7, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed four medium machine guns, four fighting positions, four garages, three ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles, and a weapons storage cache; damaged four fighting positions and two garages.’

* See July 9th-10th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘On 08 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck four Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 8 July:

‘Saturday 8 July – Tornados attacked a position in Raqqa, Typhoons hit four Daesh strongpoints in Mosul…Over the weekend, RAF aircraft provided very close support to Iraqi troops as they fought to clear a cluster of Daesh-held buildings near to the west bank of the Tigris, the last significant pocket of terrorist control in Mosul. On Saturday 8 July, Typhoons conducted attacks with four Paveway IVs, eliminating a light machine-gun position and three other terrorist strongpoints. Tornados meanwhile continued to support the SDF in Raqqa, striking a Daesh position there.’

 

July 9th – July 10th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +1* (13,106- 13,112)
Syria 16 strikes +9* (10,245 – 10,269)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
On July 9, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 59 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS oil storage tank.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed 30 ISIS oil stills, four oil caches and a well-head.

* Near Raqqah, 11 strikes [1 British? 1 Australian] engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, a weapons cache, a supply cache, an anti-air artillery system, a tunnel, and an ISIS communications tower.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Bayji, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles and a staging area.

* Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIS logistics center.

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

* Near Mosul, one strike [1 British] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positions, 10 medium machine guns, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and a supply cache; and damaged a fighting position.

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

Additionally, nine strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 8 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 8, near Raqqah, Syria, eight strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, an anti-air artillery system, an ISIS radio tower, and communication equipment; and damaged a UAS facility.

* On July 8, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a heavy machine gun, a fighting position, a medium machine gun, and a sniper position.’

* See July 10th-11th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘On 09 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck six Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 9 July:

‘Sunday 9 July – Typhoons bombed a firing point in Raqqa, and mixed pairs of Tornados and Typhoons helped the Iraqis clear one of the last remaining pockets of Daesh resistance in Mosul, striking four targets, including two snipers…Typhoons hit a further target in Raqqa on Sunday 9 July, whilst two mixed pairs of Tornados and Typhoons assisted the Iraqis as they fought at very close quarters in Mosul; our aircraft dealt with two snipers and two Daesh-held buildings. Prime Minister Abadi visited the city to mark its liberation.’

 

July 10th – July 11th 2017
Iraq 2 strikes +1* (13,113- 13,115)
Syria 21 strikes +15* +1* (10,270- 10,306)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:
‘On July 10, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 69 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed six ISIS well-heads and four oil storage tanks.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed 39 ISIS oil barrels, 28 oil storage tanks, 16 oil stills, and five oil trucks.

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed eight fighting positions, two mortar systems, an IED, and an ISIS communications tower

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of 46 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Mosul, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 28 fighting positions, 11 medium machine guns, an IED, and a VBIED facility; and damaged a fighting position.

* Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a bunker.

Additionally, 10 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 9 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 9, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 11 fighting positions.

* On July 9, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.’

* See July 13th – 14th press release for amended strike

From CJTFOIR on July 10th:

‘Iraqi Security Forces liberate Mosul’
‘SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress against ISIS while making extraordinary efforts to safeguard civilian lives.

While there are still areas of the Old City of Mosul that must be back-cleared of explosive devices and possible ISIS fighters in hiding, the ISF have Mosul now firmly under their control.

“The global Coalition fighting ISIS congratulates Prime Minister al-Abadi and the Iraqi Security Forces on their historic victory against a brutal and evil enemy. Make no mistake; this victory alone does not eliminate ISIS and there is still a tough fight ahead. But the loss of one of its twin capitals and a jewel of their so-called caliphate is a decisive blow,” said Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Iraqi Militia Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and the global Coalition also deserve a share of the credit for their sacrifices to achieve this hard-won victory.

Mosul would have been a challenging fight for any army, and the Coalition is proud to stand side-by-side with our Iraqi partners as they celebrate their hard-fought victory. A victory that has cost the lives of many brave Iraqis; soldiers, police and civilians. People of all ethnicities and sects have suffered and sacrificed together, not only for their own country, but to help provide security to the region and the world,” said Townsend.

“However, this victory does not mark the end of this evil ideology and the global threat of ISIS. Now it is time for all Iraqis to unite to ensure ISIS is defeated across the rest of Iraq and that the conditions that led to the rise of ISIS in Iraq are not allowed to return again,” said Townsend.

During its occupation of Mosul, ISIS destroyed many of the city’s religious and cultural treasures, including the al-Nuri Mosque and the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah. It terrorized and brutally murdered thousands of civilians, including scores of women and children. ISIS used mosques, schools and hospitals as bomb-building facilities and fighting positions; but in the end, ISIS was still defeated.

Although ISIS has lost Mosul, the threat remains in other areas of Iraq. The Coalition will stand side-by-side with the Iraqi government and its people until ISIS is defeated and all Iraqis are liberated and security is restored.

A video statement can be found at: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/537189/ltg-townsend-congratulates-iraq-mosulliberation

July 11th – July 12th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +1* (13,116- 13,121)
Syria 14 strikes +14* +1 * (10,307 – 10,335)

Confirmed actions: US, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
‘On July 11, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 63 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, five strikes destroyed 19 ISIS oil refinement stills, four weapon caches, four well-heads, three separator tanks, and a storage tank.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 25 ISIS oil refinement stills, five oil tanks, and 10 oil tankers.

* Near Raqqah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed a fighting position and a mortar tube, and suppressed a fighting position.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 Australian] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 18 fighting positions, seven medium machine guns, and two rocket-propelled grenade systems; and damaged 12 fighting positions

* Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two mortar systems and two vehicles.

Additionally, 16 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 10 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 10, near Raqqah, Syria, 15 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine ISIS-held buildings, six fighting positions, two IEDs, a command and control node, a tunnel entrance, and an ISIS communication tower; and damaged a command and control node.

* On July 10, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed 21 fighting positions and two medium machine guns, and damaged a fighting position.’

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

 From Australian MoD:

‘On 11 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck five Daesh fighting positions and a ground line of communication with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

July 12th – July 13th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +2*  (13,122- 13,128)
Syria 19 strikes +17* (10,336 – 10,371)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
On July 12, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 62 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two ISIS oil tanks and an oil refinery building.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed 16 ISIS oil stills, 10 oil barrels, six oil trucks, and two well-heads.

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes [1 British] engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions, a command and control node, an anti-air artillery system, a VBIED, and a tunnel.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed two tactical vehicles and a vehicle.

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

* Near Mosul, one strike [1 British?] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 fighting positions, four medium machine guns, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; and damaged five fighting positions.

* Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed two ISIS bunker systems.

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

Additionally, 15 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 11 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 11, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed five IEDs, three fighting positions, two VBIEDs, three ISIS communications towers, two command and control nodes, an anti-air artillery system, and a communications repeater.

* On July 11, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, two strikes destroyed two ISIS command and control nodes.

* On July 11, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four medium machine guns and a rocket-propelled grenade system.’

* See July 13th-14th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘On 12 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.’

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 12 July:

Wednesday 12 July – Tornados and Typhoons assisted Iraqi troops mopping up Daesh fanatics in Mosul, striking three targets, and attacked three more terrorist positions in Raqqah… Following their success in liberating Mosul from Daesh control, Iraqi security forces have continued operations to hunt down any residual terrorist presence in the west of the city. A mixed Tornado and Typhoon provided support on Wednesday 12 July, and delivered successful attacks with Paveway IV guided bombs on three buildings from which terrorists had been attempting to prolong the fight. Over Raqqa, a second mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair flew overwatch as the Syrian Democratic Forces continued their advance through the city; our aircraft used Paveway IVs to engage three Daesh positions which opened fire on the SDF, and successfully silenced each threat in turn.’

For July 5th-11th, France reports 4 strikes – 2 in Iraq and 2 in Syria (Raqqa) and 15 artillery strikes in Mosul.

July 13th – July 14th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +2*  (13,129- 13,135)
Syria 15 strikes +9* +2* +2 (10,372 – 10,398)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
‘On July 13, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 48 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 50 oil barrels, 12 oil refinement stills, and one vehicle.

* Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, a weapons cache, a storage area, and a VBIED.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed five oil tanks, a front-end loader, and a well-head.

* Near Raqqah, nine strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed three ISIS communication towers, three fighting positions, a command and control node, a front-end loader, and an artillery system; and damaged three supply routes.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 20 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Bayji, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a bunker, and a vehicle.

* Near Kirkuk, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a supply cache.

* Near Mosul, two strikes [1 British?] engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 22 fighting positions and a tunnel, and damaged three fighting positions.

Additionally, 21 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 10-12 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 10, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position, and suppressed 21 fighting positions.

* On July 11, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS VBIED and a command and control node and suppressed six fighting positions.

* On July 12, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed two ISIS oil trucks.

* On July 12, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS-held buildings and two command and control nodes.

* On July 12, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, two strikes destroyed two ISIS IED factories.

* On July 12, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.

* On July 12, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, four IEDs, three ISIS communication towers, a VBIED, and a VBIED factory.’

* See July 14th-15th and 15th-16th; and August 26th-27th press releases for amended strikes

From UK MoD for Thursday 13 July:

Thursday 13 July – Tornados struck a Daesh-held building in Mosul… Royal Air Force continued to support operations by the Iraqi security forces to eradicate any remaining Daesh fighters in Mosul. On Thursday 13 July, two Tornados used a Paveway IV guided bomb to destroy a building occupied by extremists on the west bank of the Tigris, in the Old City of Mosul.’

From French MoD on July 13th:

[France reports ’10 key figures’ in Operation Chammal]

Opérationnels ensemble avec le soutien logistique de Chammal en 10 chiffres clés

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« De jour comme de nuit, la logistique suit »
Lancée en septembre 2014, l’opération Chammal regroupe 1200 militaires français engagés au sein de l’opération interalliée Inherent Resolve. 16% d’entre eux assurent depuis 3 ans tout le soutien logistique indispensable à la poursuite des opérations. Bilan de l’engagement de ces spécialistes de l’ombre, aussi pointus qu’opérationnels.

Aux côtés des 14 Rafale déployés sur les bases aériennes en Jordanie et aux Emirats arabes unis, la France a engagé des moyens de détection et de surveillance (E3F (AWACS), Atlantique 2 et une frégate), de ravitaillement en vol C135-FR ainsi que 4 canons CAESAR en Irak. Le Groupe aéronaval avec son groupe aérien « tout Rafale », lorsqu’il est déployé représente près de 3000 hommes supplémentaires. Pour assurer la continuité des opérations de lutte contre Daech, il est essentiel d’assurer le maintien en condition opérationnelle des moyens mais également des hommes qui les mettent en œuvre.
Voici 10 chiffres permettant d’illustrer le travail titanesque réalisé par les combattants du soutien, sur l’ensemble du théâtre Chammal (Koweït, Qatar, Emirats arabes unis, Irak et Jordanie) :
–          20 000 heures de vols comptabilisées sur l’ensemble des aéronefs déployés,
–          14 000 ravitaillements (en vol) des aéronefs français par l’ensemble de la coalition (dont le C135 FR),
–          12 000 avitaillements (au sol) des aéronefs français depuis nos bases en Jordanie et aux Emirats arabes unis,
–          15 000 tonnes de fret acheminées sur l’ensemble du théâtre dont la moitié par voie maritime et l’autre par voie aérienne, équilibrant ainsi coût induit et réactivité nécessaire aux opérations,
–          9000 tonnes uniquement à destination de la base aérienne projetée (BAP) en Jordanie, outil de combat avancé et plaque tournante du soutien aux opérations de lutte contre le terrorisme,
–          près de 24 000 mouvements de personnels (comprenant les déploiements des frégates et du Charles de Gaulle),
–          12 000 allers-retours par voie aérienne, soit l’équivalent de 100 Airbus A310,
–          700 ordinateurs interconnectés en permanence grâce notamment à 50 stations satellitaires civiles et militaires dans le but d’assurer la sécurisation et la continuité des opérations au Levant,
–          90 chantiers d’infrastructures (logements, dépôt de munitions, des essences, parking avions…) menés uniquement pour l’année 2017, afin d’assurer de bonnes conditions de vie et de travail à nos militaires ; leur permettant ainsi de tenir dans la durée.

Aujourd’hui, plus de 1000 jours d’opérations aériennes en appui des forces amies combattant Daech au sol ont permis de détruire plus de 2000 objectifs. Depuis octobre 2016, le détachement d’artillerie a appuyé les forces irakiennes dans leur progression vers la ville de Mossoul, aujourd’hui libérée de l’emprise de l’organisation terroriste. Mais toutes ces missions accomplies avec succès ne sont possibles que grâce à l’aide indéfectible et continue des militaires assurant le soutien opérationnel et une liaison étroite entre les chaines opérationnelle et du soutien.
La responsabilité du soutien de la force Chammal a été confiée au Contre-amiral Piaton, (NCC, national contingent commander), également commandant de la zone maritime de l’océan indien et des forces pré positionnées aux Emirats arabes unis. Cette triple casquette lui confère une connaissance fine des enjeux régionaux, lui permettant d’anticiper et d’orienter le soutien au mieux, en cohérence avec les différents représentants des forces françaises sur le théâtre (national representative au Qatar et en Irak auprès de la coalition ainsi que le commandant de la BAP).
Aussi, son état-major interarmées (EMIA), responsable opératif de l’opération Chammal jusqu’à l’été 2016, conserve un pied dans l’opération en termes de logistique et de soutien interarmées. La division logistique de l’EMIA est composée d’une vingtaine de personnels chargée de recueillir et de répondre aux besoins des diverses unités du théâtre. Besoins aussi divers que variés : allant du soutien pétrolier, de la maintenance du matériel, de la sécurité ou de la prévention en opération aux soutiens de l’homme (alimentaire, médical, social, administratif…). Assurant l’interface avec les états-majors et grands commandements en métropole, cette équipe de spécialistes mobilisent, chaque jour depuis trois ans, leurs connaissances au profit de l’opération.’

From French MoD on July 13th:
[In the past week, France reports 21 sorties and 4 strikes, 2 in Raqqa and 2 in Iraq. Task Force Wagram conducted 15 artillery strikes in Mosul. Since September 19th 2014, it reports 1311 strikes, 2076 targets destroyed and 6775 sorties.]

 

Point de situation des opérations

Armée française – Opérations militaires·Thursday, 13 July 2017

CHAMMAL
SITUATION
En Syrie,
A Raqqah, la manœuvre d’encerclement menée au Sud de la ville pour couper les combattants de Daech de leurs soutiens est terminée.
Dans la ville, la progression des Forces Démocratiques Syriennes se poursuit maison par maison, face à une défense de Daech faite d’actions permanentes de harcèlement, d’infiltrations et d’attaques suicides menées avec l’aide de boucliers humains.
Les Forces armées syriennes se heurtent aux défense de Daech plus à l’Est et les positions se stabilisent.
En Irak,
Dimanche 9 juillet, le Premier ministre irakien a annoncé la libération de Mossoul. Cette victoire sur l’organisation terroriste marque le succès de forces irakiennes appuyées par les forces aériennes de la Coalition et un soutien artillerie, au cœur d’une stratégie qui aura permis d’affaiblir Daech avant de contre-attaquer en remontant le Tigre et de progresser ensemble jusqu’au cœur de la ville après l’avoir encerclée.
Désormais, les forces de sécurité débutent une longue phase de sécurisation de Mossoul. La nécessité de nettoyer la ville des très nombreux pièges posés par Daech, la présence de combattants-suicides disséminés au sein de la population, la probable présence de cellules terroristes dormantes, va imposer aux Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes de poursuivre leurs efforts pendant de longues semaines.
Les combats se concentrent désormais dans le secteur de Tall Afar où bon nombre de combattants terroristes ont trouvé refuge après avoir fui la zone de Mossoul. Daech poursuit de son côté ses actions terroristes dans les régions de l’Anbar et d’Hawijah où l’organisation dispose encore de forces importantes.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE

Cette semaine, les aéronefs ont réalisé 21 sorties aériennes dont 19 de reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol (CAS), ainsi que 2 missions de recueil de renseignement. 04 frappes ont été réalisées dont 02 dans le cadre de la bataille de Raqqah.
La Task Force (TF) Wagram a mené de son côté 15 missions de tir dont 14 de harcèlement et 01 d’éclairement.
Le bilan global depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève 1311 frappes,  2076  objectifs et 6775 sorties. ‘

 

July 14th – July 15th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +3* (13,136- 13,146)
Syria 22 strikes + 5* +1* (10,398 – 10,426)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On July 14, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 12 oil refinement stills, eight oil storage tanks, four oil separation tanks, and four well-heads.

* Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two command and control nodes and an ISIS-held building.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed an ISIS oil refinery and a VBIED factory.

* Near Raqqah, eight strikes [1 British] engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, a VBIED factory, a tunnel, a mortar system, and a heavy machine gun.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six vehicles, two ISIS-held buildings, and a tractor.

* Near Hit, two strikes destroyed two ISIS trailers and a fuel point.

* Near Kirkuk, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and an ISIS-held building.

* Near Mosul, three strikes destroyed two ISIS vehicles and a VBIED facility.

Additionally, 11 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 13 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 13, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed 10 ISIS oil storage tanks, two oil trucks, and two oil refinement stills.

* On July 13, near Raqqah, Syria, eight strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed five ISIS communication towers.

* On July 13, near Kisik, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position; and suppressed a fighting position and a supply route.’

* See July 15th-16th and 28th-29th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Friday 14 July:

Friday 14 July – Typhoons destroyed a tunnel entrance in Raqqa… With Mosul largely liberated, the major focus for RAF missions has been to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting in Raqqa. Two Typhoons used a Paveway IV on Friday 14 July to destroy the entrance to a tunnel dug beneath an area in the west of the city.’

From Australian MoD for July 14th:

‘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.’

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July 15th – July 16th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +1* (13,147- 13,154)
Syria 22 strikes +13* (10,427 – 10,461)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On July 15, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 46 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 engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three oil stills and a vehicle.

* Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes destroyed an ISIS staging area and an artillery system.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, eight strikes destroyed 44 ISIS oil storage tanks, 22 oil stills, five cranes, a vehicle, and a well-head.

* Near Raqqah, nine strikes [1 British?] engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, two anti-air artillery systems and a VBIED.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 22 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a vehicle.

* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed a VBIED and a VBIED facility.

* Near Mosul, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions.

* Near Qayyarah, two strikes [1 Aus?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed seven boats, an ISIS-held building, and a fighting position.

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

Additionally, 10 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 13-14 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 13, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes damaged nine fighting positions and suppressed five mortar teams.

* On July 14, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed two fighting positions and two ISIS communications towers, and damaged four fighting positions.

* On July 14, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike damaged eight ISIS supply routes.

* On July 14, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 11 tunnel entrances.

* On July 14, near Qayyarah, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four boats, an ISIS-held building and a fighting position.’

From Australian MoD for July 15th:

‘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.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 15 July:

Saturday 15 July – Tornados hit a sniper in Mosul, Typhoons and Tornados attacked mortar positions in Raqqa… The following day [July 15th], Tornados and Typhoons utilised eleven Paveway IV bombs against mortar positions in Raqqa, whilst a pair of Tornados used a Brimstone missile against a sniper holding out in western Mosul.

 

July 16th – July 17th 2017
Iraq 9 strikes +1* (13,155- 13,164)
Syria 22 strikes + 12* +1* (10,462 – 10,496)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
On July 16, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 51 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS checkpoint and a trailer.

* Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle and a vehicle.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed three weapons caches, two staging areas, and a well-head.

* Near Raqqah, 15 strikes [2 British] engaged 13 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 18 fighting positions, two VBIED factories and a mortar system.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed two fighting positions and two tunnel entrances, and damaged a fighting position.

* Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings.

* Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed two ISIS-held buildings and two tactical vehicles.

* Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle and a mortar system.

Additionally, 14 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 15 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 15, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike destroyed a fighting position.

* On July 15, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, three mortar team positions, a mortar system, a fighting position and a vehicle.

* On July 15, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tunnel entrance.’

* See July 17th-18th; and August 26th-27th press releases for amended strikes.

 

 Update from UK MoD for Sunday 16 July:

Sunday 16 July – in Raqqa, a Reaper killed terrorists armed with rocket-propelled grenades, whilst Tornados and Typhoons dealt with three sniper teams and three other defended positions…

 

 

July 17th – July 18th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +1* +1** (13,165- 13,170)
Syria 25 strikes +9* (10,497 – 10,530)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 17, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed four ISIS oil refinement stills, three oil storage tanks, and three oil barrels.

* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held warehouse and a fighting position.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed 12 ISIS oil refinement stills, four well-heads, and two oil storage tanks.

* Near Raqqah, 16 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 13 fighting positions, two ISIS-held buildings, a tactical vehicle and an UAS.

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

* Near Mosul, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a weapons cache and a staging area.

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

* Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a weapons cache and an ISIS-held building.

Additionally, 13 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 16 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 16, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, three ISIS communication towers, and a vehicle.

* On July 16, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged a tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.’

* See July 18th-19th press release for amended strikes

** See November 17th-18th press release for amended strike

From Australian MoD on July 18th:

‘Operation OKRA –ADF Airstrikes for the period 29 Jun – 13 Jul 2017

Over the period 29 Jun – 13 Jul 2017, Air Task Group strike operations focused on
supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure West Mosul from Daesh
forces.
On 30 Jun, Australian F/A -18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck seven Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.
On 01 Jul , Australian F/A -18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck four Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.
On 02 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck thirteen Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.
On 03 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul.
The Australian aircraft struck four Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.
On 04 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck fourteen Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.
On 05 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck eight Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions
over several hours of support.
On 07 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck six Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions
over several hours of support.
On 08 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck four Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions
over several hours of support.
On 09 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck six Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.
On 11 Jul, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck five Daesh fighting positions and a ground line of communication with guided munitions over several hours of support.
On 12 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.’

July 18th – July 19th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +2* (13,171 – 13,178)
Syria 17 strikes +18* (10,531 – 10,565)

Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 18, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two oil storage tanks, a vehicle and a well-head.

* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS command and control node and a vehicle.

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

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions, two vehicles and a tactical vehicle.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Qayyarah, three strikes [1 Aus?] engaged three ISIS tactical units and a sniper, and destroyed two recoilless rifles, two ISIS-held buildings and a vehicle.

* Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a vehicle.

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

Additionally, 10 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 17 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 17, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position and an ISIS command and control node.

* On July 17, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.’

* See July 19th – 20th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for July 18th:

‘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.’

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July 19th – July 20th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +2* (13,179 – 13,186)
Syria 20 strikes +20* +2* +1* (10,566 – 10,607)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 19, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 14 oil storage tanks, two well-heads, two vehicles and an ISIS-held building.

* Near Al Shadaddi, three strikes destroyed an ISIS mortar system, a mortar position and a front-end loader.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed five ISIS oil separator tanks, three oil storage tanks, two front-end loaders and two vehicles.

* Near Raqqah, eight strikes [1-2 British] engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed six fighting positions, a supply cache, and a tunnel; and suppressed a mortar team.

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

* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike [1 British?] destroyed an ISIS supply cache.

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

* Near Qayyarah, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed a boat, damaged an ISIS-held building and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, 20 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 18 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 18, near Raqqah, Syria, 18 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 18 fighting positions, an anti-aircraft artillery system, a weapons cache, and a sniper position; and damaged a fighting position and a supply route.

* On July 18, near Kisik, Iraq, two strikes damaged four ISIS supply routes.’

* See July 20th-21st and 21st-22nd; and August 26th-27th press releases for amended strikes

 

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 19 July:

Wednesday 19 July – Tornados destroyed an explosives warehouse in northern Iraq, whilst Typhoons and Tornados struck a command post and defensive position in Raqqa…Update: air strikes against Daesh – GOV.UK

Update from French MoD on July 20th:

[For July 12th-18th, France report 11 strikes: 7 in Syria (6 in Raqqa) and 4 in Iraq. There were 26 artillery strikes in Mosul. Since September 19th 2014 France has carried out 1322 strikes, with 2090 targets destroyed and 6812 air sorties. Additioanlly, they’ve carried out  1310 artillery missions.]

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL
SITUATION
En Syrie,
Dans la ville de Raqqah désormais encerclée, Daech défend fermement les quartiers sous son contrôle en s’appuyant sur un usage intensif de pièges dont le terrain est littéralement saturé pour ralentir la progression des forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS). Cette stratégie impose aux FDS de déminer, pas à pas, chaque rue et chaque maison, sous la menace permanente de tireurs isolés entre autres tactiques adverses. Leur progression reste donc très lente.
En Irak,
Alors que les opérations de sécurisation de Mossoul se poursuivent, la principale zone de combat se situe désormais à l’Ouest de la ville dans le secteur de Tall Afar. Depuis cette localité, Daech mène des actions de harcèlement par des tirs directs et indirects contre les positions des Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes (FSI) à proximité. L’effort aérien de la coalition s’y porte donc tout en s’accompagnant d’un engagement plus large sur l’ensemble des autres territoires encore sous le contrôle de l’organisation terroriste.
Daech poursuit notamment ses actions de harcèlement depuis la poche de Hawijah et dans l’Anbar, région dans laquelle elle dispose de nombreux camps et caches d’armes.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE

Cette semaine, les aéronefs ont réalisé 37 sorties aériennes dont 31 de reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol (CAS), ainsi que 04 missions de recueil de renseignement et 02 de ravitaillement en vol après le déploiement récent d’un C135.
La moitié des frappes françaises (6 sur les 11 frappes) a été réalisée dans le cadre de la bataille de Raqqah, les missions de reconnaissance française ou alliée permettant d’en réaliser autant sur le reste du théâtre afin de préparer les manœuvres futures ou de peser sur les réseaux terroristes.
La Task Force (TF) Wagram a mené de son côté 26 missions de tir dont 17 de harcèlement et 09 d’éclairement.
Le bilan global de CHAMMAL depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève 1322 frappes,  2090  objectifs détruits et 6812 sorties aériennes réalisées. 1310 missions d’artillerie complètent cet engagement cinétique de la France au Levant.’

 

July 20th – July 21st 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +1* (13,187 – 13,195)
Syria 20 strikes + 13* +1* +1* (10,608 – 10,642)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 20, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 54 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS oil storage tanker.

* Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes destroyed a VBIED and an ISIS-held building and suppressed a fighting position.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS pipeline and an oil tank.

* Near Raqqah, 16 strikes [1 British] engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 13 fighting positions, two pipelines, and an oil tank; and damaged a supply route and an ISIS railway.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.

* Near Bayji, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles, an ISIS headquarters, and a weapons cache.

* Near Qayyarah, two strikes [1-2 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed a boat, a mortar system, a vehicle, and a tactical vehicle; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fuel cache.

* Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tunnel, a VBIED, and a vehicle.

Additionally, 22 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 19 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 19, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 19, near Rawah, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an UAS and a vehicle.

* On July 19, near At Tanf, Syria, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 19, near Raqqah, Syria, 19 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units; destroyed 34 fighting positions, two IEDs, and a VBIED; and damaged four fighting positions and a mortar position.’

* See July 21st – 22nd and 24th -25th and 26th-27th releases.

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 20 July:

Thursday 20 July – Typhoons bombed a terrorist position in Raqqa; Tornados and Typhoons attacked terrorists on a Tigris island and destroyed their boat and vehicle transport…Update: air strikes against Daesh – GOV.UK

July 21st – July 22nd 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +2* (13,196 – 13,203)
Syria 9 + 4* strikes +1* +3* (10,643 – 10,659)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 21, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed four ISIS oil tankers.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four oil storage tanks and a vehicle.

* Near Raqqah, five strikes [1 British?] engaged four ISIS tactical units, destroyed three fighting positions and an anti-air artillery system, and damaged a supply route.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a supply cache.

* Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two ISIS vehicles and a VBIED factory.

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

* Near Qayyarah, two strikes [1 British]  destroyed an ISIS boat and a vehicle.

* Near Rawah, one strike [1 British?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building.

Additionally, 16 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 19-20 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 19, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes destroyed two ISIS fighting positions and a storage facility and suppressed a mortar system.

* On July 20, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed nine ISIS oil refinement stills.

* On July 20, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and a tunnel entrance.

* On July 20, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike suppressed two ISIS tactical units.”

* See July 22nd-23rd report and July 26th-27th

Update from UK MoD for Friday 21 July:

Friday 21 July – Tornados destroyed an observation and sniper post in Raqqa, whilst Tornados and Typhoons hit an anti-aircraft machine gun in the west of Iraq, and an armed truck in the north…Update: air strikes against Daesh – GOV.UK

July 22nd – July 23rd 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +1* (13,204 – 13,212)
Syria 10 strikes +13* +3* (10,660 – 10,685)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 22, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

* Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed 12 ISIS oil storage tanks.

* Near Raqqah, nine strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroyed eight fighting positions and a mortar system, and damaged two supply routes.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed two ISIS tactical vehicles and a vehicle.

* Near Qayyarah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS-held building.

* Near Rawah, one strike destroyed three ISIS boats.

* Near Tal Afar, two strikes [1 British] destroyed four ISIS supply caches, three ISIS-held buildings, two VBIED facilities, a vehicle, a logistics node, a command and control node, a front-end loader and a fuel depot.

Additionally, six strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 21 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 21, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed 11 ISIS oil stills.

* On July 21, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions.

* On July 21, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 21, near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike destroyed four ISIS tunnel entrances.”

* See July 23rd-24th; and August 26th-27th press releases

 

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 22 July:

Saturday 22 July – Tornados struck an engineering vehicle in northern Iraq…Update: air strikes against Daesh – GOV.UK

July 23rd – July 24th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +3*  (13,213 – 13,218)
Syria 13 strikes +9* +2* (10,686 – 10,709)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 23, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed eight ISIS oil refinement stills and two oil tankers.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, an oil tanker, and an oil storage tank.

* Near Raqqah, seven strikes [At least 1 British] engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed two fighting positions, a mortar tube, and a mortar facility; and damaged five fighting positions and a supply route.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

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

* Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles, a mortar system, and a fighting position.

Additionally, 14 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 22 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 22, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 22, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

* On July 22, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a storage facility, and a tunnel.’

+ See July 24th-25th and 26th-27th press releases

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 23 July:

Sunday 23 July – Tornados and Typhoons attacked six Daesh positions in Raqqa…

July 24th – July 25th 2017
Iraq 2 strikes +2* (13,219 – 13,222)
Syria 25 strikes +11* +1* +2* (10,710 – 10,748)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 24, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Al Shadaddi, seven strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed two staging areas, two command and control nodes, an IED storage area, an observation post and a fighting position.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed 14 ISIS oil stills and five well-heads.

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes [1 or more British] engaged nine ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, a VBIED, and a mortar system; and damaged a fighting position.

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

* Near Al Qaim, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a supply cache.

Additionally, 13 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 20 and July 23 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 20, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

* On July 23, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed six fighting positions, a vehicle, and a tunnel entrance; and damaged a supply route.

* On July 23, near Kisik, Iraq, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position, and suppressed a mortar team.’

See July 28th-29th amd Aug 27th-28th releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Monday 24 July:

Monday 24 July – Tornados and Typhoons hit three positions in Raqqa

 

July 25th – July 26th 2017
Iraq 2 strikes (13,223 – 13,224)
Syria 25 strikes + 12* (10,749- 10,784)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

On July 25, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS oil tanker trailer and a well-head.

* Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units; destroyed six fighting positions, four observation points, three sniper positions, two command and control nodes, two supply caches, two mortar systems, a VBIED, an ISIS communication tower, a front-end loader, an ammunition cache, a tactical vehicle, and a heavy machine gun; and suppressed a supply route.

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

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

* Near Kisik, one strike destroyed six ISIS rocket systems and an ISIS-held building.

Additionally, 13 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 24 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 24, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike damaged four ISIS vehicles.

* On July 24, near Qayyarah, Iraq, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 24, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions, three oil refinement stills, a vehicle, a command and control node, and a weapons cache.

* On July 24, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed three ISIS oil stills and a vehicle.’

See July 26th-27th press release for amended strikes

 

July 26th – July 27th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +6* (13,225 – 13,234)
Syria 18 strikes 18* +1* (10,785 – 10,821)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 26, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed an ISIS financial exchange facility and a VBIED factory.

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

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed three ISIS well-heads.

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed five vehicles, four fighting positions, three supply caches, a command and control node and an ISIS communications facility.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.

* Near Mosul, one strike illuminated an area.

* Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a malfunctioning piece of Coalition equipment and a vehicle.

Additionally, 16 strikes were conducted in Syria on July 20, July 21, July 23 and July 25 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 20, near Raqqah, one strike destroyed six fighting positions and suppressed a mortar team.

* On July 21, near Raqqah, one strike destroyed 14 fighting positions and suppressed a mortar team.

* On July 23, near Raqqah, two strikes damaged nine fighting positions.

* On July 25, near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed five mortar positions, a VBIED storage facility, a VBIED, and ISIS equipment.’

* See July 28th-29th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 26 July:

‘Wednesday 26 July – a Reaper destroyed a terrorist truck in eastern Syria..A Royal Air Force Reaper flew an armed reconnaissance mission over eastern Syria on Wednesday 26 July. A group of armed terrorists were observed boarding a truck, and the Reaper’s crew tracked the vehicle as it headed west along a desert road, some 20 miles south-south-east of Hasakah, before engaging with a Hellfire missile once it was in an isolated location. The missile scored a direct hit which destroyed the truck.’

Additional press release from CJTFOIR on July 27th:

Coalition removes ISIS leaders from battlefield

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition airstrikes killed several senior ISIS propagandists and facilitators in Iraq and Syria.

The removal of these key ISIS leaders disrupts ISIS’s propaganda production, distribution, and the ability to fund ISIS’ terrorist activities.

Abu Sulayman al-Iraqi, a senior ISIS propaganda official, was killed by a Coalition airstrike near Mosul, Iraq in early July. Al-Iraqi provided strategic guidance and production oversight for ISIS propaganda that recruited, indoctrinated and directed terrorists around the world.

Bassam al-Jayfus, who handled ISIS funds for terror attacks, was killed by a Coalition airstrike in Mayadin, Syria, July 18, 2017. His death causes a disruption to ISIS’s multi-national money laundering network, which is used to pay for foreign terrorist fighters as well as terror plotting and attacks throughout the world.

Between May 25-27, ISIS senior media official Rayaan Meshaal was killed by a Coalition airstrike conducted near Mayadin, Syria. Meshaal was the head and founder of Amaq, ISIS’s official propaganda media outlet. Meshaal oversaw, authorized and disseminated ISIS digital propaganda to instigate and direct terror and recruit foreign terrorist fighters.

Abu-Khattab al-Rawi, an ISIS media emir, was killed by a Coalition airstrike in Ba’aj, Iraq, May 17, 2017. His death was previously announced by U.S. CENTCOM, May 26, 2017.

Abu-Sayf al-‘Isawi, an ISIS media emir, was killed by a Coalition airstrike in al-Qa’im, Iraq, April 27, 2017.

Abu Ali al-Janubi, ISIS’s senior media director, was killed by a Coalition airstrike in Mayadin, Syria, April 16, 2017.

Ibrahim al-Ansari, an ISIS propaganda official, was killed by a Coalition airstrike in al-Qa’im, Iraq, March 25, 2017. His death was previously announced by the CJTF-OIR, March 31, 2017.
The deaths of these terrorists eliminates senior leaders and facilitators with extensive experience and training, and degrades ISIS’s ability to plan and conduct attacks on civilian targets in Iraq and Syria, as well throughout the region and in the West.

The Coalition will continue to exert pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates across multiple networks in order to degrade, disrupt, and dismantle ISIS structures and remove the extremist terrorists throughout Iraq and Syria.’

From French MoD on July 17th:

[France reports that on July 17th, a C135-FR from the refueling group 2/91 “Bretagne” carried out an operational mission in northern Iraq. Orbiting for several hours over the Iraqi-Syrian theater, the tanker delivered 18 tons of fuel to four American fighters.]

Chammal : mission au nord Irak pour le C135-FR au profit des chasseurs de la Coalition internationale

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Mise à jour : 27/07/2017

Le 17 juillet 2017, un C135-FR du groupement de ravitaillement en vol 2/91 « Bretagne » réalise une mission opérationnelle au nord de l’Irak. Orbitant plusieurs heures au-dessus du théâtre irako-syrien, le tanker délivre notamment 18 tonnes de carburant au profit de quatre chasseurs américains qui virent ensuite sur l’aile pour se replacer en appui des forces amies au sol combattant Daech.

L’engagement des moyens français déployés dans l’opération Chammal, versant français de l’opération Inherent Resolve, coïncide avec celui d’une Coalition concentrée désormais sur le soutien aux offensives visant à reprendre Raqqa en Syrie et à consolider la reconquête récente de Mossoul en Irak.

Le ravitaillement en vol, réalisé côté français par le C135-FR, est la pierre angulaire qui permet aux chasseurs alliés de mener à bien leurs missions de renseignement ou d’appui aérien, plusieurs heures durant, en Irak comme en Syrie.

Le ravitaillement en vol : une capacité stratégique synonyme d’interopérabilité

Le lendemain, le C135-FR reviendra sur un autre circuit de ravitaillement en vol, assurant cette fois le soutien en carburant de deux EA6B américains et de deux Tornado allemands en mission de reconnaissance et de soutien. Grâce à ses deux systèmes distincts de ravitaillement en vol (deux nacelles en bout d’aile ou un panier-perche rigide en point central), le tanker français peut ravitailler des avions comme les fameux AWACS, les Eurofighters européens ou le Rafale français.

« Cette double capacité de ravitaillement confère aux Français une place de choix sur le théâtre. C’est une capacité rare de pouvoir ravitailler la quasi-totalité des avions de la Coalition. En effet, nombre de ravitailleurs étrangers ne disposent que d’un seul dispositif de ravitaillement » précise le capitaine Cyril, chef du détachement.

Pour mettre en œuvre une telle capacité et réaliser six vols en huit jours, à peine le C135 déployé sur le théâtre, une petite vingtaine de spécialistes s’affaire jour et nuit et compose l’ensemble de ce détachement en provenance de la base aérienne d’Istres.

Fort de l’engagement de deux équipages complets pour maintenir un tempo opérationnel maximal, ce détachement s’appuie également sur des expertises variées allant du « Boomer », qui manœuvre la perche et surveille la dangereuse phase de ravitaillement en vol, à l’officier renseignement, sans oublier la douzaine de mécaniciens spécialisés dans chaque domaine d’un l’aéronef précieux pour réussir les opérations modernes.

Lancée depuis le 19 septembre 2014, l’opération Chammal représente la participation française à l’OIR (Opération Inherent Resolve) et mobilise aujourd’hui près de 1 200 militaires. A la demande du gouvernement irakien et en coordination avec les alliés de la France présents dans la région, l’opération Chammal repose sur deux piliers complémentaires : un pilier « formation », au profit d’unités de sécurité nationales irakiennes et un pilier « appui », consistant à soutenir l’action des forces locales engagées au sol contre Daech au travers de la Task Force Wagram et à frapper les capacités militaires du groupe terroriste à l’aide du système d’armes RAFALE.’

Additional press release from French MoD on July 17th:

[General Parisot said: “The fight continues, and hundreds of thousands of people count on the coalition to free them from the yoke of Daesh. The French population is also counting on us to eliminate these terrorists who threaten our territory. Let us be convinced that what we are doing in the Levant is essential for our collective security.” General Cholley adds: “Daech has no sanctuary, we will conquer them.”]

Chammal : « Daech n’a plus aucun sanctuaire, nous les vaincrons »

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Mise à jour : 27/07/2017

Dimanche 23 juillet, 18h30, les hommes et femmes du détachement CHAMMAL auprès du Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) au Koweït sont rassemblés et font face au général de brigade aérienne Cholley qui passe le relai au général de brigade aérienne Parisot en tant que représentant national principal de théâtre (SNR-O) de la Coalition internationale contre Daech.

SNR-O mais également directeur du CJ-9, en charge des questions civilo-militaires et du RETEX au sein du CJTF, le général Cholley, en place depuis juillet 2016, aura conduit un mandat intense, aux enjeux complexes.

En un an, les opérations des forces irakiennes, kurdes et arabes appuyées par la coalition ont permis de reprendre une grande partie des territoires sous le joug d’un ennemi barbare. Plusieurs symboles de Daech sont tombés et des villes ont été reprises au prix de lourdes pertes.

Tabqah libérée, Raqqah encerclée, les terroristes sont acculés en Syrie mais pas encore vaincus. En Irak, la libération de Mossoul, après neuf mois de combats d’une rare violence, est une victoire indéniable mais elle ne marque pas la fin de Daech dans le pays. L’ennemi a toujours des bastions et a su adapter ses modes opératoires vers l’insurrection ; mais comme le souligne le général Cholley avant son départ du théâtre : « Daech n’a plus aucun sanctuaire, nous les vaincrons ».

Ces défis, le général Parisot et les partenaires sont déjà prêts à les relever tandis que les militaires français au Levant poursuivent sans relâche leur mission.

La Task Force Wagram maintient ses appuis feu au profit des forces irakiennes pour éviter toute contre-attaque de Daech vers Mossoul. La Task Force Monsabert réalise des missions « advise and assist » de plus en plus intégrées avec la 6ème division irakienne. La Task Force Narvik, par l’instruction donnée aux troupes d’élite de l’Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (ICTS), qui se sont illustrées par leur professionnalisme au combat, contribue à régénérer les forces irakiennes afin de conduire les prochaines opérations.

Depuis le ciel, le chammal[1] porte les aéronefs français, qu’ils soient chasse, transport, ravitailleur ou de surveillance, pour soutenir la progression des troupes partenaires au sol et frapper dans la profondeur les capacités militaires de Daech. De la planification des opérations aériennes réalisées par la coalition au Qatar jusqu’au déclenchement des missions aériennes sur la base aérienne projetée en Jordanie, depuis les EAU ou plus ponctuellement du porte-avions, les aviateurs français perdurent leurs efforts pour ne laisser aucun répit aux terroristes.

Le général Parisot précise : « Le combat continue, et des centaines de milliers de personnes comptent sur la coalition pour les libérer du joug de Daech. La population française compte également sur nous pour éliminer ces terroristes qui menacent notre territoire. Soyons convaincus que ce que nous faisons au Levant est essentiel pour notre sécurité collective ».

Lancée depuis le 19 septembre 2014, l’opération Chammal est le volet français de l’Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Il mobilise aujourd’hui près de 1 200 militaires. A la demande du gouvernement irakien et en coordination avec les alliés de la France présents dans la région, l’opération Chammal repose sur deux piliers complémentaires : un pilier « formation », au profit d’unités de sécurité nationales irakiennes (Task Force Narvik et Monsabert) et un pilier « appui », consistant à soutenir l’action des forces locales engagées au sol contre Daech et à frapper les capacités militaires du groupe terroriste par l’action combinée des moyens aériens déployés, de la TF Wagram et des bâtiments de la marine nationale.

[1] Le chammal est un vent de nord-ouest soufflant sur l’Irak et le Golfe Persique.’

 

Update from French MoD on July 27th:
[In the last week France reports carrying out two strikes in Raqqah, destroying two ISIL combat positions. Task Force (TF) Wagram carried out 21 artillery strikes in Mosul. The overall record of air activity since September 19th 2014 amounts to 1,324 strikes, 2,092 targets destroyed and 6,857 sorties.]

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL
SITUATION
En Syrie,
Dans la ville de Raqqah, Daech continue de perdre du terrain, jour après jour, face aux  Forces Démocratiques Syriennes. Les combattants terroristes continuent  néanmoins de disposer de solides positions défensives dans le cœur de la  ville, à partir desquelles ils mènent des contre-attaques  régulières et des actions de harcèlement.
En Irak,
Les forces de sécurités irakiennes  poursuivent leurs opérations de sécurisation de la ville de Mossoul,  face à des équipes isolées de combattants qui continuent de mener des  actions symboliques de harcèlement. Dans le même  temps, Daech consolide ses positions autour de Tal Afar, pour  tenter de résister à l’offensive prochaine de la Coalition pour libérer  aussi cette ville.
Daech  poursuit par ailleurs ses actions de diversion et de harcèlement, en se  concentrant dans les régions de l’Anbar et d’Hawijah. Certaines actions  ont également été menées  cette semaine dans l’Ouest de l’Irak, dans la région de Rutbah.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE
Cette semaine, les aéronefs ont réalisé  45 sorties aériennes dont 31 de reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol  (CAS), ainsi que 04 missions de recueil de renseignement et 06 de  ravitaillement en vol.

Un C135-FR récemment déployé a en effet réalisé de nombreuses missions  en quelques jours à peine, soutenant ainsi, à son niveau, la bascule des  efforts de la Coalition vers les autres bastions de Daech.
Deux frappes ont été menées dans le cadre de la bataille de Raqqah,  détruisant deux positions de combattants ennemies, au contact des  troupes alliées engagées. De ces positions, des tireurs de Daech  tenaient sous leur feu les soldats alliés à une centaine de  mètres à peine.
La Task Force (TF) Wagram a réalisé 21 missions de tir  dont 07 de harcèlement et 14 d’éclairement. Ces missions interdisent une  offensive de contre des terroristes vers Mossoul.
Le  bilan global de l’activité aérienne depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève à  1 324 frappes,  2 092  objectifs détruits et 6 857 sorties.
Le bilan global de l’activité artillerie atteint 1 331 missions.’

 

July 27th – July 28th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +1* (13,235 – 13,239)
Syria 17 strikes +11* (10,822 – 10,849)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 27, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 20 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed two ISIS oil storage tanks, two oil trailers, an oil refinement still, and a well-head.

* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed 18 ISIS oil refinement stills and three well-heads and suppressed a supply route.

* Near Raqqah, eight strikes [1-2 British] engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, a supply cache, an ISIS communication headquarters, and an anti-air artillery system.

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

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

* Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS chemical storage site.

* Near Tal Afar, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions and a supply cache.

Additionally, 24 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 26 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 26, near Al Qaim, Iraq, two strikes destroyed two ISIS VBIED factories and a front-end loader and damaged a crane and a front-end loader.

* On July 26, near Raqqah, Syria, 18 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions, two command and control nodes, an IED facility, a supply cache, and a logistics node; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 26, near Tal Afar, Iraq, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed an ISIS-held building, a vehicle, a front-end loader, and a supply cache; and suppressed a mortar team.’

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 27 July:

‘Thursday 27 July – a Tornado and Typhoon pair attacked mortar and sniper positions in Raqqa…The following day [July 27th], a mixed pair of a Tornado and a Typhoon, based at RAF Akrotiri and supported by a Voyager air refuelling tanker, flew overwatch for Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advancing inside Raqqa. The SDF came under mortar fire from a terrorist position, but a Paveway IV attack removed this threat. Another Paveway IV similarly dealt with a sniper position which was encountered by the SDF two hours later.’

 

July 28th – July 29th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +2* (13,240 – 13,245)
Syria 15 strikes  + 17* (10,850 – 10,882)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 28, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, an oil storage vehicle, and a well-head.

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes [1 British]  engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions, an artillery system, and a vehicle; and suppressed a fighting position.

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

* Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS VBIED facility, an IED facility, and a VBIED.

* Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a vehicle storage facility, and an armored vehicle.

* Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS command and control nodes and a supply cache.

Additionally, 15 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 14, July 24, and July 26-27 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 14, near Al Shaddadi, Syria, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and a fighting position.

* On July 24, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed one supply cache and suppressed 14 fighting positions.

* On July 26, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and suppressed eight fighting positions.

* On July 27, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike illuminated an area.

* On July 27, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroyed an ISIS sniper position and an observation post, and suppressed four fighting positions.’

* See July 29th-30th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Friday 28 July:

‘Friday 28 July – a Tornado and Typhoon pair struck a Daesh position in Raqqa…Another mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair assisted the SDF in Raqqa on Friday 28 July, and a Paveway IV was used to destroy a terrorist position.’

From French MoD on July 28th:

[From July 11th to 13th, 2017, the air defense frigate (FDA) “Chevalier Paul” and the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) “Languedoc” carried out a follow-up at a stopover in Larnaca (Cyprus). For a month and a half, in the eastern Mediterranean, “Chevalier Paul” patrolled in the “Syria” channel to ensure surveillance of Syrian airspace, maritime traffic and underwater activities in the area.]

Chammal : la FDA « Chevalier Paul » intègre le groupe naval américain en Méditerranée ; la FREMM Languedoc débute son engagement au Levant

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Du 11 au 13 juillet 2017, la frégate de défense aérienne (FDA) « Chevalier Paul » et la frégate multi mission (FREMM) « Languedoc » ont réalisé une passation de suite lors d’une escale à Larnaca (Chypre) pour maintenir la permanence de l’engagement d’un navire français dans les opérations au Levant.

Pendant un mois et demi, en Méditerranée orientale, le « Chevalier Paul » aura patrouillé dans le canal de « Syrie » afin d’assurer la surveillance de l’espace aérien syrien, du trafic maritime et des activités sous-marines dans la zone. Grâce à ses radars à longue portée et l’allonge apportée par le Caïman (NH90) embarqué, les équipes du « Chevalier Paul » ont pu mener un important travail de recueil, d’analyse et de diffusion du renseignement d’intérêt aérien et maritime pour le théâtre levantin. Celui-ci participe à la bonne compréhension des actions militaires environnantes et à l’évaluation autonome de situation par les autorités nationales et le commandement de l’opération « Chammal ».

Le « Languedoc » et son détachement du CAIMAN sont repartis vers leur nouvelle zone de patrouille. Le « Chevalier Paul » a prolongé sa participation à l’opération Inherent Resolve, dans un cadre interallié cette fois, en intégrant le groupe aéronaval américain Carrier Strike Group 2, composé du porte-avions « USS Bush » et des frégates « USS Philippine Sea » et « USS Truxtun ».

Ce groupe aéronaval embarque près de 80 aéronefs dont les avions de chasse F18, de guet aérien Hawkeye, de transport logistique Greyhound et des hélicoptères du type Seahawk. Les frégates « USS Philippine Sea » et « USS Truxtun » assurent l’escorte du dispositif naval.

Après une phase d’exercices, le « Chevalier Paul » a rapidement pris les responsabilités de la lutte anti-aérienne et anti-missile au profit de la force américaine, et de « FADIZ[1] coordinator » et « Redcrown » en charge de la surveillance de l’environnement aérien autour du porte-avions.

Le contre-amiral Kenneth Whitesell, commandant le CSG-2, une partie de son état-major et les commandants des deux escorteurs américains, se sont rendus à bord du « Chevalier Paul » le vendredi 14 juillet pour célébrer le « Bastille day ». Lors des échanges sur les capacités des FDA et sur l’actualité opérationnelle du théâtre au Levant, le contre-amiral Whitesell a tenu à saluer l’efficacité et la rapidité d’intégration du « Chevalier Paul ».

Cette appréciation est le fruit d’une collaboration régulière entre marins français et américains. Chaque opportunité d’intégration d’un groupe naval est saisie afin d’entretenir les capacités des équipages à évoluer dans un environnement OTAN ou interallié. Les frégates de défense aérienne, qui occupent régulièrement le rôle d’escorteur au sein d’un groupe aéronaval, comme ce fut le cas lors des missions « Arromanches » I, II et III en 2015 et 2016, ont des opportunités régulières pour maintenir de telles compétences et rester opérationnels ensemble.

Lancée depuis le 19 septembre 2014, l’opération Chammal est le volet français de l’Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Il mobilise aujourd’hui près de 1 200 militaires. A la demande du gouvernement irakien et en coordination avec les alliés de la France présents dans la région, l’opération Chammal repose sur deux piliers complémentaires : un pilier « formation », au profit d’unités de sécurité nationales irakiennes (Task Force Narvik et Monsabert) et un pilier «  appui », consistant à soutenir l’action des forces locales engagées au sol contre Daech et à frapper les capacités militaires du groupe terroriste par l’action combinée des moyens aériens déployés, de la TF Wagram et des bâtiments de la Marine nationale.’

 

July 29th – July 30th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +4* (13,246 – 13,255)
Syria 12 strikes +1* +10* (10,883 – 10,904)

Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘SOUTHWEST ASIA – On July 29, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

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

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed five ISIS oil stills and four oil tanks.

* Near Raqqah, eight strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions and three vehicles.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Al Qaim, two strikes [1 Aus?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a staging area.

* Near Kisik, two strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings and a supply cache.

* Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position, a VBIED and a VBIED facility.

Additionally, 19 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 28 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 28, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed four ISIS oil stills.

* On July 28, near Raqqah, Syria, 16 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units, destroyed an anti-air artillery system, and damaged seven fighting positions.

* On July 28, near Sultan Abdullah, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tunnel system.

* On July 28, near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.’

* See July 30th-31st and July 31st – August 1st press releases for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for July 29th:

‘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.’

 

July 30th – July 31st 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +2*  (13,256 – 13,264)
Syria 16 strikes +13* +4* +3* (10,905 – 10,940)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 30, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

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

* Near Raqqah, 14 strikes [1 British] engaged 12 ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, three supply caches, two ISIS-held buildings, a vehicle, a tunnel, and a command and control node; and suppressed a fighting position.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Huwayjah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS oil refinement still and a front-end loader and suppressed a front-end loader.

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

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

* Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS mortar team and damaged two command and control nodes and two ISIS-held buildings.

* Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building and a tactical vehicle.

* Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, five strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 29 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 29, near Al Qaim, Iraq, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

* On July 29, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed five ISIS oil refinement stills.

* On July 29, near Kisik, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 29, near Rawah, Iraq, one strike destroyed a command and control node.’

* See July 31st – August 1st press release for amended strikes

* See August 1st-2nd press release and Nov 17th -18th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 30 July:

‘Sunday 30 July – a Tornado and Typhoon pair eliminated two terrorist snipers in Raqqa...On Sunday 30 July, a further mixed pair of aircraft conducted successful Paveway strikes when the SDF came under fire from two snipers as they continued to clear areas of Raqqa from Daesh control.’

 

July 31st – August 1st 2017
Iraq 9 strikes +1* (13,265 – 13,274)
Syria 20 strikes +2* +3* (10,941 – 10,965)

Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On July 31, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and I0raq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node and an ISIS-held building.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed 13 ISIS oil stills, an oil storage barrel and an ISIS chemical weapons factory.

* Near Raqqah, 16 strikes [1-2 British] engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, a mortar system and a VBIED facility.

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

* Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS financial headquarters, three VBIED factories, and an explosives cache.

* Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two staging areas.

* Near Mosul, one strike suppressed a mortar team.

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

* Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four fighting positions and two supply caches.

Additionally, 26 strikes consisting of 35 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on July 29-30 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On July 29, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed three command and control nodes, a storage facility, and a fighting position; and damaged nine fighting positions.

* On July 30, near Al Huwayjah, Iraq, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.

* On July 30, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six VBIEDs, four ISIS-held buildings and a command and control node.

* On July 30, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units, destroyed four fighting positions, and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On July 30, near Tal Afar, Iraq, two strikes destroyed three tunnels, two front-end loaders and illuminated an area.’

* See Nov 17th-18th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Monday 31 July:

‘Monday 31 July – Typhoons attacked a Daesh defensive position and two sniper teams in Raqqa…Royal Air Force Tornado, Typhoon and Reaper aircraft have continued to fly daily armed reconnaissance missions against Daesh over Syria and Iraq, and have delivered a number of air strikes against terrorist targets in Raqqa. On Monday 31 July, two flights of Typhoons, based at RAF Akrotiri, delivered successful attacks with Paveway IV guided bombs against a defensive position from which Daesh were firing on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and against two sniper teams.’

From Australian MoD for July 31st:

‘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.’

Monthly summary from Australian MoD for July 2017:

 

Monthly AFCENT summary for July 2017: