Military reports – June 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 May 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.

June 1st – June 2nd 2017
Iraq 13 strikes (12,821-12,833)
Syria 19 strikes +5*  (9,095- 9,118)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
On June 1, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 78 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed nine ISIS oil stills, three vehicles, an ISIS oil storage tank and an ISIS oil truck.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed six ISIS well heads and five ISIS oil trucks.

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

*Near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed five vehicles, three fighting positions, a front end loader and an ISIS crane.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 55 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Hawayjah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS staging area, a vehicle, and a supply cache.

*Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed two VBIEDs and an explosives factory.

*Near Bayji, one strike destroyed a mortar system.

*Near Kisik, one strike destroyed two command and control centers.

*Near Mosul, four strikes [3-4 British] engaged four ISIS tactical units and a sniper; destroyed 11 fighting positions, four rocket-propelled grenade systems, three medium machine guns, two mortar systems, a heavy machine gun, and a command and control node; damaged 12 ISIS supply routes, four fighting positions; and suppressed a mortar team and a medium machine gun.

*Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.

*Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed seven ISIS-held buildings and two vehicles.

Additionally, three strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on May 31 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*Near Raqqah, Syria, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 20 vehicles, five dump trucks and an anti-air artillery system.

*Near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed three fighting positions, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an ISIS staging area, and a mortar system; and damaged 12 ISIS supply routes.’

* see press release for June 2nd-3rd for amended Syria strikes

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 1 June:

‘Thursday 1 June – Tornados and Typhoons supported Iraqi troops in Mosul, hitting nine Daesh targets…The following day [June 1st], three flights of Tornados and Typhoons struck a total of nine targets inside west Mosul; Brimstone missiles dealt with a heavy machine-gun and a mortar, whilst Paveway IVs silenced another mortar and hit five machine-gun positions and a sniper team.

From CJTFOIR on June 2nd

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

SOUTHWEST ASIA- In the month of April, CJTF-OIR received 43 new reports of possible civilian casualties resulting from Coalition strikes in support of partnered force operations to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. During this period, the Coalition completed the assessment of 47 reports, of which 31 were assessed to be non-credible and 16 were assessed to be credible resulting in 132 unintentional civilian deaths. To date, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses that, it is more likely than not, at least 484 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. A total of 38 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 April 2017, the Coalition conducted a total of 21,035 strikes that included 44,330 separate engagements. During this period, the total number of reports of possible civilian casualties was 440. The total number of credible reports of civilian casualties during this time period was 118. The percent of engagements that resulted in a report of possible civilian casualties was .99%. The percent of engagements that resulted in a credible report of civilian casualties was .27%.

After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed that the following 31 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. Sept. 17, 2016, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.

2. Dec. 20, 2016, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via NGO 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 approximately a kilometer away.

3. Feb. 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.

4. Feb. 16, 2017, near Al 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.

5. Feb. 16, 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 4 km away.

6. Feb. 17, 2017, near Al 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.

7. Feb. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, 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.

8. Feb. 20, 2017, near Al Bab, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient information available to determine if civilians were present or harmed in this strike.

9. Feb. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.

10. Feb. 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in this geographic area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

11. Feb. 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.

12. March 1, 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.

13. March 3, 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.

14. March 14, 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. The closest strike to the report of possible civilian casualties was approximately a kilometer away.

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

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

17. March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media: 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 6 km away.

18. March 26, 2017, near Mosul, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.

19. March 28, 2017 near Al Tabqah, Syria, via social media: 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 7 km away.

20. March 28, 2017, near Maskanah, Syria, via social media: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

21. March 29, 2017, near Dayr Az Zayr, Syria, via social media: 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 17 km away.

22. April 3, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via social media: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

23. April 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

24. April 7, 2017, near Hunaydah, Syria, via social media: 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.

25. April 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq via social media: 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.

26. April 10, 2017, near Tashrin, Syria, via social media: 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 2 km away.

27. April 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media: 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. April 12, 2017, near Annah, Iraq, via social media: No Coalition strikes were conducted on that day in the geographic area of the reported civilian casualties.

29. April 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media: The report contained insufficient information on the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

30. April 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that no civilians were harmed in this strike.

31. April 16, 2017, near Annah, 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. Sixteen reports were assessed to be credible resulting in the unintentional death of 132 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. Jan. 31, 2017, near Dayr Az Zayr, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on ISIS construction equipment, after reviewing the post-strike video, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed when he entered the target area after the munition was released.

2. Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED, it was assessed that five civilians were unintentionally killed.

3. Feb. 25, 2017, near Raqqah Syria, via self-report: During a strike on ISIS oil tanker trucks, after warning shots were fired to dislodge drivers from the vehicles, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.

4. Feb. 28, 2017, near Al Qaim, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS dump truck filled with VBIED material, after firing warning shots, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed and one injured when they entered the target area after the munition was released.

5. March 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike to crater roads used by ISIS VBIEDs against Iraqi Security Forces, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally injured when he entered the target area after the munition was released.

6. March 17, 2017, near Mosul Iraq, via media report: During a strike on ISIS snipers firing on partnered forces, 101 civilians were unintentionally killed when the munition struck the building igniting ISIS-planted explosives that destroyed the structure and killed an additional four civilians in an adjacent structure.

7. March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on ISIS fighters, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed and three injured when they entered the target area after the munition was released.

8. March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS mortar position firing on Iraqi Security Forces, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed when he entered the target area after the munition was released.

9. March 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike to crater roads used by ISIS VBIEDs against Iraqi Security Forces, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed when he entered the target area after the munition was released.

10. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS command and control node and VBIED staging position, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area after the munition was released.

11. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed when they entered the target area after the munition was released.

12. April 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS mortar team egressing their firing position, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed by a secondary explosion caused when the target vehicle was hit.

13. April 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on ISIS fighters in a moving vehicle, it was assessed that one civilian pedestrian was unintentionally killed when the vehicle was struck.

14. April 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS firing position, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed when his vehicle entered the target area after the munition was released.

15. April 8, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED factory, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed.

16. April 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS VBIED engaging Iraqi Security Forces, it was assessed that six civilians were unintentionally killed when a group of fleeing civilians entered the target area after the munition was released.

Currently, 38 reports of civilian casualties are still being assessed:
1. April 22, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report, re-opened due to new information being provided.

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

3. Jan. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

4. Jan. 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

5. Jan 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

6. Feb. 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

7. Feb. 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

8. Feb. 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

9. Feb. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.

10. Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media.

11. Feb. 27, 2017, near Al Qaim, Iraq, via social media report.

12. Feb. 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

13. March 1, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report.

14. March 8, 2017, near Mat’ab, Syria, via social media report.

15. March 11, 2017, near Kasrat, Syria, via social media report.

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

17. March 17, 2017, near Al Jeinah, Syria, via social media report.

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

19. March 20, 2017 near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report

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

21. March 21, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via self-report.

22. March 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

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

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

25. April 6, 2017 near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

26. April 15, 2017 near Abu-Kamal, Syria, via social media report.

27. April 15, 2017 near Mosul, Iraq, via civilian report.

28. April 17, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via social media report.

29. April 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

30. April 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

31. April 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

32. April 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, social media.

33. April 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

34. April 21, 2017, near Tabqah, Syria, via social media report.

35. April 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.

36. April 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media.

37. April 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

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

 

June 2nd – June 3rd 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +2* (12,834-12,843)
Syria 17 strikes +4* (9,119- 9,139)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 2, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 71 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed nine ISIS oil tanks and seven ISIS oil stills.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed 25 ISIS oil barrels, four ISIS oil stills, four ISIS well heads, and two ISIS oil trucks.

*Near Raqqah, 10 strikes [1 British] engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 12 vehicles, five fighting positions, four tactical vehicles, two VBIEDs and an ammunition cache.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Hwayjah, one strike [1 Australian] destroyed a vehicle and a mortar cache.

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

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

*Near Mosul, five strikes [3 British, 1 Australian] engaged four ISIS tactical units and a sniper; destroyed 21 fighting positions, three medium machine guns, three mortar systems, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, and two VBIEDs; damaged five fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and mortar team.

Additionally, five strikes were conducted in Syria on June 1 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*Near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 fighting positions, an ISIS headquarters, an ISIS-held building, and an IED.’

* See press release for June 3rd-4th for amended Iraq and Syria strikes

From Australian MoD for June 2nd:

‘On 2 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul and Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh fighting vehicle and a Daesh fighting position with guided munitions over several hours of support’

 

 Update from UK MoD for Friday 2 June:

‘Friday 2 June – Tornados and Typhoons destroyed an armoured truck near Raqqa, and attacked eight targets in Mosul…A mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair used a Brimstone to destroy an armoured truck moving along a main road on the outskirts of Raqqa on Friday 2 June. Two other flights operated over Mosul, where attacks were delivered in very close support to the Iraqi forces, hitting eight Daesh positions with a mix of Brimstones and Paveway IVs. The targets included three machine-gun teams and three groups of terrorists armed with rocket-propelled grenades. In addition, a truck-bomb, concealed close to one of the positions, was also fortuitously detonated by one of the attacks.’

 

June 3rd – June 4th 2017
Iraq 9 strikes +2* (12,844-12,854)
Syria 23 strikes +3* (9,140- 9,165)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 3, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 65 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and an ISIS pump jack.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS well heads and a vehicle.

*Near Palmyra, one strike destroyed an ISIS pump jack.

*Near Raqqah, 16 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed 17 fighting positions, three vehicles, and an ISIS excavator; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

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

*Near Al Qaim, two strikes [2 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, a heavy machine gun and an ISIS staging area.

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

*Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a weapons cache.

*Near Mosul, four strikes [2 British, 1 Australian] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 13 fighting positions, four mortar systems, four medium machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two VBIEDs, and a heavy machine gun; damaged six fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

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

*Near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed four ISIS oil separation tanks and three oil storage tanks.

*Near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions.

*Near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and a sniper; destroyed six medium machine guns, four heavy machine guns, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and a UAV; damaged 11 ISIS supply roads; and suppressed a medium machine gun team.

*Near Tal Afar, Iraq, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.’

* See press release for June 4th-5th for amended Syria and Iraq strikes

 From Australian MoD for June 3rd:

‘On 3 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.’

 

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 3 June:

‘Saturday 3 June – a Reaper struck a group of terrorists and an armed truck in western Iraq, whilst Tornados and Typhoons bombed a strongpoint west of Kirkuk and five targets in Mosul…A Reaper, operating south of Al Qaim in western Iraq on Saturday 3 June, observed a group of dismounted terrorists, with an armed truck close by. One Hellfire missile killed several of the terrorists, a second destroyed the vehicle with a direct hit. West of Kirkuk, a pair of Tornados used a Paveway IV to destroy a Daesh strongpoint, whilst two mixed pairs of Tornados and Typhoons delivered five attacks in Mosul with four Brimstones and a Paveway against a truck-bomb, three sniper teams and a group with rocket-propelled grenades.’

 

June 4th- June 5th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +1* (12,855-12,858)
Syria 20 strikes +5* (9,166- 9,190)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 4, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 70 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed an ISIS well head and an ISIS oil manifold.

*Near At Tanf, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two tactical vehicles and two ISIS vehicles.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed 90 ISIS oil barrels, 10 ISIS oil refinery stills, five vehicles, four ISIS oil separation tanks and three ISIS well heads.

*Near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions and five vehicles.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Mosul, three strikes [1-2 British? 1 Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 15 fighting positions, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two medium machine guns, an ISIS tactical vehicle, and an ISIS staging area; damaged six fighting positions and a VBIED; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

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

*Near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units, destroyed 10 fighting positions, and damaged one ISIS-held building.

*Near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, one VBIED, one VBIED staging area, and one supply route; and suppressed one fighting position.’

* see press release for May 5th-6th for amended Iraq and Syria strikes

From Australian MoD for June 4th:

‘On 4 Jun, 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 4 June:

‘Sunday 4 June – Tornados and Typhoons engaged three Daesh positions in Mosul…A further mixed pair conducted three further attacks in Mosul on Sunday 4 June, using a Brimstone to deal with a sniper, and two Paveway IVs against a pair of Daesh-held buildings from which fire was being directed at Iraqi troops.’

 

June 5th- June 6th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +1*  (12,859-12,864)
Syria 35 strikes +7* +4* (9,191- 9,236)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
On June 5, Coalition military forces conducted 40 strikes consisting of 60 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed four ISIS front-end loaders, four ISIS excavators, an ISIS crane and an ISIS well head.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, nine strikes destroyed five ISIS oil trucks, four fuel separator tanks, two ISIS well heads, and an ISIS oil well.

*Near Raqqah, 24 strikes [1 British] engaged 18 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 19 boats, 12 fighting positions, eight vehicles, a house rigged with explosives, and a weapons storage facility; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

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

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

*Near Mosul, three strikes [1 British] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, a vehicle, a supply cache, a medium machine gun and a UAS.

*Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed a UAS.

Additionally, six strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 4 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*Near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 49 boats, five fighting positions, three anti-air artillery systems, two tactical vehicles and two ISIS staging areas.

*Near Kisik, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed two fighting positions and a weapons cache; damaged 10 ISIS supply routes; and suppressed a mortar team.’

* See press release for May 6th-7th for amended Iraq and Syria strikes and press release for June 8th-9th

Update from UK MoD for Monday 5 June:

‘Monday 5 June – Typhoons struck a Daesh-held building in eastern Raqqa, whilst Tornados hit two terrorist firing points in a building in Mosul…On Monday 5 June, two Typhoons, supporting Syrian Democratic Forces close to Raqqa, used a Paveway IV to strike a Daesh-held building in the east of the city itself. Tornados meanwhile continued operations over Mosul, and employed a pair of Brimstone missiles to deliver pinpoint attacks on two firing positions located in a large multi-storey building, where the terrorists had stationed a recoilless anti-tank gun and a machine-gun.’

From CJTFOIR on June 6th:

‘SDF Begins Raqqah Offensive

SOUTHWEST ASIA -The Syrian Democratic Forces and their Syrian Arab Coalition partners launched the offensive to unseat ISIS from its so-called “capital” of Raqqah in northern Syria, June 6.  The SAC and SDF began marching on Raqqah in November and have been rapidly tightening the noose around the city since their daring air assault behind enemy lines in Coalition aircraft in March to begin the seizure of Tabqah.

The multi-ethnic SDF is the Coalition’s local ground force partner in the fight against ISIS in northern Syria and they have proven themselves in Manbij, Tabqah and countless other towns and villages across northwest Syria over the past two years.

Lt. Gen. Steve Townsend, Commanding General of CJTF-OIR, said the fight for Raqqah will be long and difficult, but the offensive would deliver a decisive blow to the idea of ISIS as a physical caliphate saying, “It’s hard to convince new recruits that ISIS is a winning cause when they just lost their twin ‘capitals’ in both Iraq and Syria.”

“We all saw the heinous attack in Manchester, England,” said Townsend.  “ISIS threatens all of our nations, not just Iraq and Syria, but in our own homelands as well. This cannot stand.”

Coalition forces will continue to support the SAC and SDF during their Raqqah offensive as part of their ‘advise and assist’ mission, providing equipment, training, Intelligence and logistics support, precision fires, and battlefield advice.

The SDF have encouraged civilians to depart Raqqah so that they do not become trapped, used as human shields or become targets for ISIS snipers.  Once Raqqah is liberated, the SDF have stated it will be turned over to a representative body of local civilians who will provide security and governance.

In Iraq, the Iraqi Security Forces continue to make steady gains in brutal, close-quarters urban combat against ISIS on the West side of Mosul.

“The International Coalition and our partner forces are steadily dismantling the physical caliphate of ISIS,” said Townsend. “Once ISIS is defeated in both Mosul and Raqqah, there will still be a lot of hard fighting ahead, but this Coalition is strong and committed to the complete annihilation of ISIS in both Iraq and Syria.”‘

From CJTFOIR on June 6th:

‘Coalition statement on actions near At Tanf, Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Coalition destroyed additional pro-Syrian regime forces that advanced inside the well-established de-confliction zone in southern Syria, June 6.

Despite previous warnings, pro-regime forces entered the agreed-upon de-confliction zone with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, armed technical vehicles and more than 60 soldiers posing a threat to Coalition and partner forces based at the At Tanf Garrison.

The Coalition issued several warnings via the de-confliction line prior to destroying two artillery pieces, an anti-aircraft weapon, and damaging a tank.

On May 18, the Coalition conducted a strike against pro-Syrian regime forces that had advanced a significant distance into the de-confliction zone threatening the Coalition forces at At Tanf.

Coalition forces have been operating in the At Tanf area for many months, training and advising vetted Syrian partner forces engaged in the fight against ISIS.

The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime or pro-regime forces but remains ready to defend themselves if pro-regime forces refuse to vacate the de-confliction zone. The Coalition calls on all parties in southern Syria to focus their efforts on the defeat of ISIS, which is our common enemy and the greatest threat to regional and worldwide peace and security.’

 

June 6th- June 7th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +2* (12,865-12,873)
Syria 21 strikes +3* +2* (9,237- 9,262)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 6, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 70 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed three vehicles and a front-end loader.

*Near At Tanf, one strike engaged a pro-Syrian regime tactical unit, destroyed two artillery systems and an anti-air artillery system, and damaged a tank.

*Near Raqqah, 17 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, two ISIS bridges, two vehicles, an ISIS boat, and an ISIS communications tower.

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

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

*Near Mosul, four strikes [1 Australian] engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, two heavy machine guns, a supply cache, a mortar system, a vehicle, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; damaged a command and control node, an ISIS supply route, and a fighting position; and suppressed a mortar team.

*Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four ISIS staging areas, an ISIS headquarters, and an ISIS warehouse.

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

*Near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS staging areas, two fighting positions, a VBIED factory, an ISIS tunnel, an ISIS sentry post, a vehicle, and a command and control node.

*Near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed an ISIS command and control node, a heavy machine gun, and an artillery system.’

See press release for June 7th-8th and June 8th-9th for amended strikes

 From Australian MoD for June 6th:

‘On 6 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’

From Australian MoD on June 6th:

’06 June 2017

Operation OKRA – ADF Ai rstrikes for the period 19 May – 01 June 2017
Over the period 19 May – 1 Jun 2017, Air Task Group strike operations focused on
supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure Mosul from Daesh forces with a focus on the West Mosul area.
On 19 May, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 21 May, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul and Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck several Daesh fighting positions and ground lines of communication with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 22 May, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 24 May, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh fighting position and a Daesh heavy weapon site with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 27 May, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck several Daesh fighting positions and a Daesh heavy weapon site with guided munitions over several hours of support

On 28 May, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 29 May, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck Daesh fighting positions and a Daesh heavy weapon site with guided munitions over several hours of support.

On 30 May, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh heavy weapon site with a guided munition over several hours of support.

On 31 May, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul and Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck Daesh heavy weapon sites and Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions over several hours of support.’

For May 31st-June 6th, France report 3 strikes in Iraq and 5 in Syria, near Raqqa. Task Force Wagram conducted 58 artillery strikes in Mosul.

From French MoD on June 8th:
[In the past week, France report eight in Iraq and Syria. They were all conducted in support of ground operations against ISIL in Mosul and Raqqah.]

CHAMMAL

APPRÉCIATION DE SITUATION

En Syrie, le 4 juin, sous la pression des Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS), l’organisation terroriste a abandonné le barrage de Baath sur l’Euphrate (entre Tabqah et Raqqah).
Par la suite, les FDS ont annoncé le 6 juin le début de l’offensive pour la reprise de Raqqah. La coalition soutient les forces engagées dans cette bataille qui peut être longue et difficile. Cette semaine, avec l’appui de la coalition, les forces au sol ont réalisé de premières avancées importantes sur les fronts nord, ouest et sud-ouest de la ville. Cédant du terrain, Daech organise son repli le long de l’Euphrate en direction de la ville, et piège massivement le terrain.
En Irak, Daech continue à perdre du terrain dans le nord du pays, mais poursuit ses actions asymétriques dans la capitale.
Dans la bataille pour la reprise du centre historique de Mossoul, l’organisation terroriste oppose toujours une vive résistance aux offensives irakiennes. De rudes combats se sont déroulés les jours derniers dans le secteur du complexe hospitalier de Jamhuri qui reste jusqu’alors dans les mains des combattants terroristes.
ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE CHAMMAL

Appui aérien au Levant
Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 36 sorties aériennes dont 32 de reconnaissance armée ou d’appui au sol (CAS) et 4 de recueil de renseignements.
8 frappes ont été réalisées par les avions français en Irak et en Syrie. Elles ont toutes été conduites en appui des opérations au sol dans le cadre des opérations contre Daech à Mossoul et Raqqah
Les appuis deviennent de plus en plus complexes à réaliser dans Mossoul compte tenu des combats qui se déroulent dans des zones fortement urbanisées et aux ruelles étroites et resserrées.

Appui feu – TF Wagram
La Task Force (TF) Wagram a poursuivi cette semaine ses missions en appui de la 15e division irakienne en charge la sécurisation des abords Nord-Ouest de la ville de Mossoul et notamment du secteur de Badush. Elle a réalisé 58 missions de tir en appui des unités irakiennes. L’activité a été plus particulièrement marquée par la défense des zones arrière des Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes (FSI) en raison des actions de harcèlement de Daech. Ainsi, le 1er juin, la force a effectué des tirs de contre-batterie pour empêcher des mortiers de prendre à partie les unités irakiennes avant de détruire une position défensive des combattants terroristes puis un poste de commandement.’

 

June 7th- June 8th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes =1* (12,874-12,882)
Syria 30 strikes +1 +1* (9,263- 9,294)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 7, Coalition military forces conducted 38 strikes consisting of 75 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed two ISIS front-end loaders, two ISIS backhoes, two ISIS fuel storage trailers, an ISIS excavator and a vehicle.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.

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

*Near Raqqah, 22 strikes [1-2 British] engaged 16 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 12 fighting positions, three vehicles, two ISIS staging areas, an ISIS excavator, an ISIS weapons cache, and an ISIS training camp.

*Near Tabqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four vehicles, two fighting positions and a supply cache.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

*Near Bayji, one strike destroyed a VBIED and a VBIED staging area.

*Near Kirkuk, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, a command and control node and a VBIED.

*Near Mosul, three strikes [1 British]  engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed 15 fighting positions, three heavy machine guns, two VBIEDs, and a sniper position; and damaged a fighting position and a command and control node.

Additionally, five strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 6 that closed within the last 24 hours.

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

*Near Tabqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles and a tactical vehicle.

*Near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a command and control nodeand a heavy machine gun and damaged nine ISIS supply routes.

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

* See press releases for June 8th-9th and June 9th-10th for amended strikes

For Australian MoD for June 7th:

‘On 7 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.’

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 7 June:

‘Wednesday 7 June – a Reaper killed two terrorists planting booby-traps in Raqqa, while a Tornado and a Typhoon attacked two Daesh-held buildings south-west of the city…

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.

Royal Air Force aircraft have provided close air support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who are now fighting Daesh on the outskirts of Raqqa. In Mosul, our aircraft are continuing to assist Iraqi troops in clearing remaining Daesh positions in and around the city.

A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft flew an armed reconnaissance patrol over northern Raqqa on Wednesday 7 June. It observed two extremists burying booby-traps along routes into the city. Hellfire missiles were deployed, killing both. Some 45 miles south-west of Raqqa, a mixed pair of Tornado and Typhoon fast jets used a Brimstone missile to hit one Daesh-held building. A Paveway IV guided bomb left a second target on fire.’

 

June 8th- June 9th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes + 3 (12,883-12,893)
Syria 11 strikes + 3 + 1* (9,295- 9,309)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:
On June 8, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 48 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near At Tanf, two strikes destroyed two tactical vehicles and a UAS.

*Near Raqqah, nine strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, three vehicles and a mortar system.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

*Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three VBIEDs, two tactical vehicles, two vehicles and two ISIS staging areas.

*Near Kirkuk, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle, a heavy machine gun and an ISIS staging area.

*Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positions, two weapons caches, a mortar team, a medium machine gun, and a vehicle; damaged seven fighting positions; and suppressed a mortar team.

*Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an IED storage facility.

Additionally, eight strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 5-7 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On June 5, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed an IED factory, an ISIS headquarters, an ISIS financial center, and an ISIS staging area.

*On June 6, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters, a fighting position and a tunnel entrance.

*On June 7, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed six fighting positions and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

*On June 7, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position and a medium machine gun, and damaged nine ISIS supply routes.’

  • See June 9th-10th release for details

 From Belgium MoD on June 8th:

[On 8 June 2017, the Belgian F-16s reached the cape of eight thousand flying hours during Desert Falcon (ODF) operation.]

Achtduizend vlieguren boven Irak en Syrië.

De Belgische F-16’s hebben op 8 juni 2017 de kaap van achtduizend vlieguren tijdens operatie Desert Falcon (ODF) bereikt.

Sinds oktober 2014 voeren de toestellen opdrachten uit boven Irak en later Syrië. Daar geven ze luchtsteun aan grondtroepen, vallen ze doelwitten van Islamitische Staat (IS) aan en voeren ze verkenningsopdrachten uit. Achtduizend vlieguren, dat betekent achtduizend uur lang luchtsteun geven aan grondtroepen, doelwitten van IS aanvallen en verkenningsopdrachten uitvoeren boven Irak en sinds 2016 ook boven Syrië.

Om die opdrachten naar behoren uit te kunnen voeren, beschikken de F-16’s over een aantal hoogtechnologische snufjes, zoals de sniper pod, een krachtige visuele en infraroodcamera waarmee de piloot doelwitten kan identificeren. Ook de piloot zelf is hoogtechnologisch uitgerust. Zijn helm heeft niet zomaar een vizier, maar een scherm waarop alle wapensystemen van zijn toestel worden geprojecteerd.’

From CJTFOIR on June 8th:

Coalition statement on At Tanf

SOUTHWEST ASIA – A U.S. aircraft shot down an armed pro-Syria regime Unmanned Aerial Vehicle after it fired on Coalition forces in Southern Syria, June 8.

The pro-regime UAV, similar in size to a U.S. MQ-1 Predator, was shot down by a U.S. aircraft after it dropped one of several weapons it was carrying near a position occupied by Coalition personnel who are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS.

The shoot down follows an earlier engagement in the day in which Coalition forces destroyed two pro-regime armed technical vehicles that advanced toward Coalition forces at At Tanf inside the established de-confliction zone threatening Coalition and partner forces.

The Coalition’s mission is to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian or pro-regime forces partnered with them.  The demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces near Coalition and partner forces in southern Syria, however, continue to concern us and the Coalition will take appropriate measures to protect our forces.

The Coalition presence in Syria addresses the imminent threat ISIS in Syria poses globally, which is beyond the capability of the Syrian Regime to address. Coalition forces have been located at At Tanf for more than a year. The garrison is a temporary Coalition location to train vetted forces to defeat ISIS and will not be vacated until ISIS is defeated.

As long as pro-regime forces are oriented toward Coalition and partnered forces the potential for conflict is escalated.  Coalition forces are oriented on ISIS in the Euphrates River Valley.  The Coalition calls on all parties to focus their efforts in the same direction to defeat ISIS, which is our common enemy and the greatest threat to regional and worldwide peace and security.’

 

June 9th- June 10th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes + 1* (12,894-12,900)
Syria 21 strikes + 9* (9,310- 9,339)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 9, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 70 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

*Near Raqqah, 20 strikes [1 British] engaged 12 ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, four vehicles, three ISIS headquarters, a VBIED, and an ISIS-held building; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, a supply cache and an ISIS headquarters.

*Near Bayji, one strike destroyed three VBIEDs, two VBIED staging areas and a tactical vehicle.

*Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five fighting positions and a VBIED and damaged two fighting positions.

*Near Mosul, three strikes [1 Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, three ISIS-held buildings, a command and control node, a VBIED, and a VBIED staging area; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and a mortar system.

Additionally, seven strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 7-8 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On June 7, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS minefield.

*On June 8, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes destroyed four fighting positions and a VBIED.

*On June 8, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed three front-end loaders, a VBIED facility, a fighting position, a rocket-propelled grenade system, an excavator, and a command and control node; damaged 12 ISIS supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.

*On June 8, near Rawah, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four ISIS-held buildings.”

From Australian MoD for June 9th:

‘On 9 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.’

Update from UK MoD for Friday 9 June:

‘Friday 9 June – Tornados struck a Daesh position in eastern Raqqa…On Friday 9 June, Tornados struck a Daesh position in eastern Raqqa.’

June 10th- June 11th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +1*  (12,901 -12,908)
Syria 27 strikes +11* (9,340 – 9,377)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 10, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 70 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed three ISIS oil storage tanks.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, eight strikes destroyed 23 ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS separation tanks, two ISIS well heads, an ISIS-held building and an ISIS refinery.

*Near Raqqah, 17 strikes [2 British] engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, four vehicles, two ISIS front-end loaders, two ISIS headquarters, an ISIS UAS and an ISIS barge.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Bayji, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three vehicles, two tactical vehicles, two ISIS-held buildings, an anti-air artillery system and an ISIS staging area.

*Near Kisik, one strike engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, four VBIEDs, two mortar systems, a medium machine gun, and an ISIS staging area.

*Near Mosul, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two mortar systems, two VBIEDs, a supply cache, and an explosives cache; and suppressed a mortar team.

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

Additionally, 11 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 8-9 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On June 8, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

*On June 9, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two VBIEDs, two weapons caches, and an ISIS staging area.

*On June 9, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed an artillery system, an ISIS staging area, a fighting position, and a tunnel; and damaged two ISIS supply routes.

 From Australian MoD for June 10th:

‘On 10 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh heavy weapon site with a guided munition over several hours of support.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 10 June:

‘Saturday 10 June – In Raqqa, a Reaper struck a group of terrorists engaged in a fire fight with Syrian Democratic Forces, and Typhoons hit two tunnel entrances…The following day [June 10th] , a Reaper intervened in a fire fight in western Raqqa between the SDF and a group of Daesh fighters. The Reaper hit the latter with a very effective Hellfire attack. The same day, Paveway-armed Typhoons struck two entrances to a network of tunnels built beneath a factory in the north-east of the city.’

June 11th- June 12th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +1* (12,909 -12,916)
Syria 29 strikes +6* +2* +1* +1* (9,378 – 9,416)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
On June 11, Coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 64 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 37 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed four ISIS tanks, six ISIS oil tanks, two ISIS well heads, an ISIS oil separation tank, an ISIS oil refinery, an ISIS oil truck and an ISIS oil still.

*Near Raqqah, 23 strikes [2 British] engaged 20 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 16 fighting positions, two vehicles, and two ISIS boats; damaged five ISIS supply routes; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

*Near Kisik, one strike destroyed a mortar system.

*Near Mosul, four strikes [1-2 British] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five fighting positions, two supply caches, a mortar system, a command and control node, an artillery system, and a vehicle; and damaged two fighting positions.

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

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

*On June 10, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged 9 ISIS tactical units; destroyed eight fighting positions, a tunnel, a weapons storage facility, and a command and control node; damaged an ISIS factory; and suppressed a sniper.

*On June 10, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed four barriers, a command and control node, a VBIED facility, and a fuel storage facility; and damaged seven ISIS supply routes.’

* See June 12th-13th and June 13th-14th and June 20th-21st and Aug 27th-28th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 11 June:

‘Sunday 11 June – Tornados attacked two targets in and around Mosul, while other Tornados and Typhoons hit seven Daesh positions in Raqqa…A Tornado flight patrolled the Mosul area on Sunday 11 June, and conducted two attacks. During the first, a Paveway IV was used against a mortar position some 20 miles west of the city. A Brimstone was then used against a Daesh firing point in western Mosul, close to the riverbank. A second Tornado flight, and two pairs of Typhoons, operated the same day over Raqqa. Paveway IVs accounted for four sniper positions and a Daesh-held building, while a simultaneous attack with two Brimstones eliminated two firing points in a building on the western edge of the city.’

 

 

June 12th- June 13th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +1* (12,917 -12,925)
Syria 29 strikes +9* (9,417 – 9,453)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
On June 12, Coalition military forces conducted 37 strikes consisting of 65 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes destroyed five ISIS oil tanks, three ISIS well heads, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS tank.

* Near Raqqah, 22 strikes engaged 20 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions and four vehicles.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 33 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed a tactical vehicle and an ISIS front-end loader.

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

* Near Mosul, five strikes [1 British] engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, six mortar systems, two sniper positions, a weapons cache and a tactical vehicle.

* Near Samarra, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, three VBIEDs and a vehicle.

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

* On June 11, near Raqqah, Syria, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three fighting positions and suppressed a sniper team.

* On June 11, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike destroyed three barriers and an ISIS staging area and damaged eight ISIS supply routes.’

See June 13th-14th press release for amended strikes

From UK MoD for Monday 12 June:

‘Monday 12 June – Tornados destroyed a Daesh strongpoint in west Mosul, as well as three truck-bombs and an associated workshop in central Iraq…

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.

Royal Air Force Tornados patrolled over west Mosul on Monday 12 June. Despite Iraqi forces being exceptionally close to a target, a Tornado was able to use a single Paveway IV guided bomb to destroy a Daesh strong-point. Our aircraft then headed south to an area in the countryside near the small town of Karwi. A truck-bomb workshop had been identified in an isolated building, with three of its deadly products parked some distance away. The three truck-bombs were dealt with first. An attack with a pair of Brimstone missiles scored direct hits on two of the vehicles, and the secondary explosions from one of these then set off the third truck-bomb. A Paveway IV was then used to demolish the workshop.’

June 13th- June 14th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +3* (12,926 -12,931)
Syria 28 strikes +10* (9,454 – 9,491)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 13, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three ISIS well heads, three ISIS oil storage tanks and an ISIS oil separation tank.

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

* Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 12 fighting positions, five vehicles, five ISIS boats, two VBIEDs, a recoilless rifle, a command and control node, and a tunnel; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 12 fighting positions, a supply cache, a mortar system, and a command and control node; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* Near Mosul, one strike [1 Australian] engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position and a command and control node, and suppressed and ISIS tactical unit.

* Near Tuz, one strike damaged a fighting position.

Additionally, 12 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 11-12 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 11, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes destroyed two fighting positions.

* On June 12, near Raqqah, Syria, nine strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, an IED factory, an ISIS staging area, an ammo cache, and a command and control node.

* On June 12, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node, a fighting positon, and a supply cache.’

From Australian MoD for June 13th:

‘On 13 Jun, 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.’

June 14th- June 15th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +1* (12,932 -12,939)
Syria 21 strikes (9,492 – 9,512)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS, UK

From CJTFOIR:
On June 14, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 67 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed two ISIS well heads, and damaged a weapons cache, a weapons factory, and a VBIED factory.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed eight ISIS oil storage tanks, four ISIS oil separator tanks, and three ISIS well heads.

* Near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed nine fighting positions, three ISIS boats, and a vehicle; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 39 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Huwayjah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS boat and an ISIS staging area.

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

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 Australian] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, two tunnels, a mortar system, and a medium machine gun; and damaged a fighting position.

* Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed a mortar system.

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

* On June 13, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and a sniper and destroyed a fighting position, a tunnel, an ISIS headquarters, a weapons cache, a vehicle, and a VBIED.

* On June 13, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed an ISIS tunnel and a sniper position, and damaged 12 ISIS supply routes.

* On June 13, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two vehicles, a tunnel, a weapons cache, an anti-air artillery system, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and a medium machine gun.’

* See June 15th-16th press release for amended strikes

From UK MoD for June 14th:

‘Wednesday 14 June – Tornados and Typhoons hit two Daesh-held buildings in Mosul, and a third such target to the west of Kirkuk…On Wednesday 14 June, a mixed pair of a Tornado and a Typhoon provided further assistance to the Iraqi forces in west Mosul, striking two terrorist-held buildings with Paveway IVs. Before returning to base at RAF Akrotiri, the aircraft struck a third Daesh building, some 24 miles west of Kirkuk.’

 From Australian MoD for June 14th:

‘On 14 Jun, 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.’

For June 7th-13th, France reports 2 strikes, 1 in Syria (Raqqa), 1 in Iraq – and 80 artillery strikes in Mosul

Update from French MoD on June 15th:
[In the past week, France reports his 31 sorties, 28 of which were Armed Reconnaissance or Ground Support (CAS) and 3 were intelligence gathering.
Two strikes were conducted by French planes in Iraq and Syria, one in the west of Raqqah city, and the other in the Al Qaim region, both against ISIL fighters. Task Force Wagram carried out 80 artillery strikes in Mosul.]

CHAMMAL

APPRÉCIATION DE SITUATION

En Syrie, Daech a continué cette semaine de perdre du terrain face aux Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS). À Raqqah les combattants terroristes ont à nouveau perdu un vaste secteur au Nord de la ville. Les FDS ont également réussi à percer les premières défenses et à prendre solidement pied dans plusieurs quartiers à l’Est de la ville. Les terroristes conduisent cependant une défense très dure en s’appuyant sur un terrain systématiquement piégé et sur les quartiers les plus densément urbanisés. Ceci laisse présager d’une progression lente et difficile une fois les premiers faubourgs conquis.
En Irak, Daech en dépit de nombreuses actions asymétriques a connu plusieurs revers cette semaine dans la plaine de Ninive (à l’ouest de Mossoul), et est désormais en phase d’être chassé de cette partie de la frontière irako-syrienne.
À Mossoul les combats sont toujours concentrés dans les quartiers immédiatement au nord de la Médina, et notamment celui de l’hôpital transformé par Daech en solide position défensive. La progression des FSI reste difficile en raison d’un grand nombre d’actions de harcèlement à base de tirs de mortier et par l’utilisation quasi systématique de boucliers humains.
À l’ouest de la ville, la 15e Division a lancé une offensive depuis Badush. Elle est parvenue à élargir la zone sous contrôle des FSI vers l’ouest et ainsi réduire encore un peu plus la liberté de circulation de Daech.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE CHAMMAL

Appui feu – TF Wagram

La Task Force (TF) Wagram a appuyé cette semaine l’offensive de la 15e division irakienne en direction de l’Ouest visant à élargir la zone sous contrôle des FSI.
Elle a réalisé 80 missions de tir en appui des unités irakiennes dont plus de la moitié ont été menées pour harceler les combattants de Daech, soit pour les empêcher d’occuper une position, soit pour les en déloger. Les autres missions étaient des tirs d’éclairement ou fumigène.

Appui aérien au Levant
Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 31 sorties aériennes dont 28 de reconnaissance armée ou d’appui au sol (CAS) et 3 de recueil de renseignements.

2 frappes ont été conduites par les avions français en Irak et en Syrie, l’une à l’Ouest de la ville de Raqqah, et l’autre dans la région d’Al Qaim, toutes deux contre des combattants de Daech.’

 

June 15th- June 16th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +1* (12,940 -12,945)
Syria 29 strikes +6* +1* (9,513 – 9,548)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 15, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 84 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 39 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three ISIS well heads.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes [1 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five ISIS oil storage tanks, two vehicles, and an ISS well head.

* Near Raqqah, 20 strikes [1-2 British] engaged 14 ISIS tactical units and a sniper and destroyed nine fighting positions, four vehicles, three mortar systems, two supply caches, two ISIS headquarters, a heavy machine gun, and a home-made explosives factory.

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

* Near Haditha, one strike destroyed a VBIED.

* Near Kisik, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 10 fighting positions, four mortar systems, a tunnel entrance, a supply cache, and a vehicle; damaged four fighting positions; and suppressed four mortar teams.

* Near Mosul, one strike [1 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a fighting position and damaged a fighting position.

* Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a tactical vehicle.

Additionally, one strike was conducted in Iraq on June 14 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* Near Mosul, Iraq, one strike destroyed a fighting position, damaged 16 ISIS supply routes, and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.’

See June 16th-17th and June 17th-18th press releases for amended strikes

 Update from UK MoD for Thursday 15 June:

‘Thursday 15 June – A Reaper destroyed a terrorist vehicle in eastern Syria. Typhoons struck three targets in Raqqa, while Tornados and Typhoons hit a mortar near Tal Afar and six targets in Mosul…The following day [June 15th], a Reaper remotely piloted aircraft conducted armed reconnaissance in eastern Syria, some 35 miles north-east of Dayr az Zawr, and used a Hellfire missile to destroy a terrorist truck. Two Typhoons also struck three Daesh positions in Raqqa in support of the offensive by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Elsewhere, two mixed pairs of Tornados and Typhoons operated over northern Iraq. A Daesh mortar was engaged east of Tal Afar, while six positions in Mosul, including machine-gun and sniper teams, were struck using a mixture of Paveway IVs and Brimstones.’

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

June 16th- June 17th 2017
Iraq 10 strikes +2  (12,946 -12,957)
Syria 33 strikes +8* (9,549 – 9,589)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
‘On June 16, Coalition military forces conducted 43 strikes consisting of 83 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 44 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS oil tanks and two ISIS oil trucks.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed seven ISIS oil trucks, four ISIS oil tanks, a front-end loader, an ISIS oil pump and an ISIS well head.

* Near Raqqah, 25 strikes [2 British] engaged 21 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 34 fighting positions, three tunnels, three mortar systems, two vehicles and a VBIED facility.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 39 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a mortar team.

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 Australian] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 15 fighting positions, two supply caches, a mortar team, and a VBIED; damaged seven fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS fuel point, an ISIS staging area, and a VBIED facility.

* Near Samarra, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle and a command and control node.

* Near Tal Afar, two strikes destroyed an ISIS staging area and a tactical vehicle.

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

* On June 15, near Raqqah, Syria, six strikes destroyed eight fighting positions, an ISIS headquarters, and a tunnel, and suppressed two snipers.

* On June 15, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and a sniper, destroyed three vehicles, and damaged five ISIS supply routes.’

* See June 17th-18th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

Video of France’s Task Force Wagram

Update from UK MoD for Friday 16 June:

‘Friday 16 June – Typhoons bombed two Daesh positions in Raqqa, while Tornados and Typhoons attacked five positions in Mosul…Typhoons were again in action over Raqqa on Friday 16 June, when they bombed two further Daesh positions. Typhoons and Tornados, flying as mixed pairs, employed one Brimstone missile and four Paveway IVs to eliminate two machine-gun teams and three other Daesh strongpoints.’

From Belgium MoD on June 16th:

[The Minister Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Defense, Steven Vandeput, decided to extend the Belgian commitment to the fight against IS in 2017. Belgium will use 4 F-16s from 1 July to 31 December, supported by 110 soldiers (some twenty-one of them). A Red Card Holder Team consisting of 4 people will operate from Qatar. The orders of aircraft as part of the Coalition will remain unchanged. Only the number of flight hours decreases from 400 to 250 per month. The cost of the extension of this operation amounts to 17 million euros.]

‘De Ministerraad heeft op voordracht van de Minister van Defensie, Steven Vandeput, beslist om de Belgische inzet in de strijd tegen IS te verlengen in 2017.

Ons land heeft een akkoord met Nederland om jaarlijks te roteren in de strijd tegen DAESH. De periode waarin de Belgen vliegen eindigde normaal op 1 juli 2017. Nederland heeft echter beslist dat ze om operationeel-technische redenen niet kunnen vliegen in de tweede helft van dit jaar. De Internationale coalitie heeft daarom aan België gevraagd om ook na 1 juli te blijven vliegen.

België zal van 1 juli tot 31 december 4 F-16’s inzetten, ondersteund door 110 militairen (waarvan een twintigtal tijdelijk). Een Red Card Holder Team bestaande uit 4 personen zal opereren vanuit Qatar.

De opdrachten die onze vliegtuigen kunnen uitvoeren voor de Coalitie blijven onveranderd. Enkel het aantal vlieguren daalt van 400 naar 250 per maand.

De Force Protection wordt verzekerd door Nederland tot het einde van het jaar. Ter herinnering, het rotatieschema met Nederland bestaat sinds 2015: als onze F-16’s vliegen, beschermen de Nederlandse troepen ons detachement. Als de Nederlandse F-16’s vliegen, beschermen de Belgen het Nederlandse detachement.

De kostprijs van de verlenging van deze operatie bedraagt 17 miljoen euro.’

June 17th- June 18th 2017
Iraq 10 strikes +2* (12,958 -12,969)
Syria 15 strikes +13* +1* +4* +7* (9,590 – 9,629)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 17, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 46 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Palmyra, two strikes destroyed six oil tanks and two tanks.

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged [1 British?] 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 12 fighting positions, two tunnels and a VBIED.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 18 ISIS storage tanks, two vehicles and a front-end loader.

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

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 British]  engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, a supply cache and an artillery system.

* Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS bridge and a VBIED.

Additionally, 11 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 15-16 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 15, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed six fighting positions, five ISIS staging areas, two command and control nodes, an ISIS headquarters, and a supply cache, and damaged 10 fighting positions and two VBIED facilities.

* One June 16, near Raqqah, Syria, eight strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed four fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters, two VBIED facilities, and two VBIEDs; and suppressed a sniper team.

* On June 16, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed a rocket-propelled grenade system and a medium machine gun, and damaged two ISIS supply routes and a fighting position.’

*  * See June 19th-20th , Aug 27th-28th and Aug 28th-29th press releases for amended strikes

 Update from UK MoD for Saturday 17 June:

‘Saturday 17 June – Tornados and Typhoons struck a Daesh-held building in Raqqa and six terrorist targets in Mosul…On Saturday 17 June, Tornados and Typhoons suppressed a Daesh position in Raqqa, and struck six more positions in Mosul, again using a Brimstone and Paveway IV mix to deal with snipers and a machine-gun team.’

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

June 18th- June 19th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +2* (12,970 -12,978)
Syria 15 strikes +3* +1* +3* +8* (9,630 – 9,659)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 18, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 89 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 20 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads.

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

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes [1 or more British] engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed four vehicles, two fighting positions, two mortar systems, a VBIED, a tactical vehicle, and a heavy machine gun.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 69 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Kisik, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a front-end loader and an anti-air artillery system.

* Near Mosul, four strikes [1 British, 1 Australian] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 30 fighting positions, five medium machine guns, three mortar systems, two supply caches, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; damaged six ISIS supply routes and a tunnel; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.

Additionally, 15 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 17 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 17, near Raqqah, Syria, 13 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, two command and control nodes, a VBIED, a tunnel, and a sniper position.

* On June 17, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike damaged four fighting positions.

* On June 17, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 22 vehicles, two command and control nodes, a VBIED, and an artillery system; and damaged five ISIS supply routes.’

* See June 19th-20th and June 20th-21st and August 30th-31st and Aug 31st-Sept 1st press releases for amended strikes

 Update from UK MoD for Sunday 18 June:

‘Sunday 18 June – A Reaper destroyed a car-bomb and a mortar team in Raqqa, while Tornados and Typhoons engaged ten positions in Mosul…A Reaper patrolled over Raqqa on Sunday 18 June. Its crew successfully spotted a Daesh mortar team and provided targeting assistance to a coalition air strike against them. The Reaper’s crew then used Hellfire missiles to destroy a car-bomb and a second mortar team who were spotted in the act of firing at the SDF. The same day, Tornados and Typhoons were very active over Mosul. A Brimstone was used to target a group of terrorists engaged in a close-quarters firefight with Iraqi troops, while Paveways accounted for nine more targets, including two machine-gun teams, multiple snipers, and extremists armed with rocket-propelled grenades.’

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

 

June 19th- June 20th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +3* +1* (12,979 -12,986)
Syria 8 strikes +1*  (9,660 – 9,668)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
‘On June 19, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 69 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

* Near Raqqah, eight strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 15 fighting positions and a vehicle.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed two ISIS bunkers.

* Near Mosul, four strikes [1 British? 1 Australian] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 36 fighting positions, 10 medium machine guns, four rocket-propelled grenade systems, four mortar systems, a supply cache, a vehicle, and an anti-air artillery system; and damaged 12 fighting positions.

* Near Tuz, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.

Additionally, six strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 17-18 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 17, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and two snipers; destroyed two ISIS headquarters, two mortar systems, an anti-air artillery system, a VBIED facility, and an ISIS staging area; and damaged 11 fighting positions.

* On June 18, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed eight fighting positions and a mortar system, and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On June 18, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 30 vehicles, two fighting positions, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and a medium machine gun; and damaged 18 ISIS supply routes.’

* see June 20th-21st press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Monday 19 June:

‘Monday 19 June – Tornados and Typhoons attacked six targets in Mosul, including Daesh machine-gun and sniper teams, as well as a terrorist weapons stockpile west of Kirkuk…

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.

Flights of Royal Air Force Tornados and Typhoons operated over northern Iraq on Monday 19 June in support of the Iraqi security forces. Our aircraft conducted attacks in Mosul with Paveway IV guided bombs against six Daesh positions which the Iraqi forces had encountered, including a group of snipers and four machine-gun teams. Thirty miles west of Kirkuk, a Daesh weapons stockpile was also destroyed by a Paveway IV.’

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

From Australian MoD on June 20th:

‘Operation OKRA – ADF Airstrikes for the period 02 – 15 June 2017

Over the period 2 Jun – 15 Jun 2017, Air Task Group strike operations focused on supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure West Mosul from Daesh forces.

On 2 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Mosul and Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh fighting vehicle and a Daesh fighting position with guided munitions over several hours of support

On 3 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 4 Jun, 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 6 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 7 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 9 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 10 Jun, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh heavy weapon site with a guided munition over several hours of support.

On 13 Jun, 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 14 Jun, 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.’

Additional press release from CJTFOIR on June 20th:

‘Coalition shoots down armed UAV in Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA – A U.S. aircraft shot down an armed pro-Syrian regime Unmanned Aerial Vehicle advancing on Coalition forces in Southern Syria, June 20.

The armed pro-regime Shaheed-129 UAV was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces.

The Coalition forces were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS. This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down, June 8.

The F-15E intercepted the armed UAV after it was observed advancing on the Coalition position. When the armed UAV continued to advance on the Coalition position without diverting its course it was shot down.

The Coalition has made it clear to all parties publically and through the de-confliction line with Russian forces that the demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward Coalition and partner forces in Syria conducting legitimate counter-ISIS operations will not be tolerated.

There is a de-confliction mechanism in place with Russian forces to reduce uncertainty in this highly contested space and mitigate the chances of strategic miscalculation.  Given recent events, the Coalition will not allow pro-regime aircraft to threaten or approach in close proximity to Coalition and partnered forces.

The Coalition presence in Syria addresses the imminent threat ISIS in Syria poses globally. The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat.

The Coalition calls on all parties to focus their efforts on the defeat of ISIS, which is our common enemy and the greatest threat to regional and worldwide peace and security.’

Additional press release from CJTFOIR on June 20th:

‘Coalition forces killed Turki-al-Bin’ ali

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition forces killed Turki al-Bin’ali, the self-proclaimed “Grand Mufti,” or chief cleric, of ISIS, in an airstrike May 31 in Mayadin, Syria.

Al-Bin’ali had a central role in recruiting foreign terrorist fighters and provoking terrorist attacks around the world. As chief cleric to ISIS since 2014, he provided propaganda to incite murder and other atrocities, attempted to legitimize the creation of the “caliphate,” and was a close confidant of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Leveraging his self-proclaimed religious role, his propaganda writings included the call for terrorists to pledge allegiance to al-Baghdadi as “caliph.” His recruiting efforts for the terror group also included multiple recorded lectures attempting to justify and encouraging the slaughter of innocents.

More information about Al-Bin’ali can be found at:
https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20160211.aspx

https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list/summaries/individual/turki-mubarak-abdullah-ahmad-al-binali

 

June 20th- June 21st 2017
Iraq 2 strikes +1* (12,987 -12,989)
Syria 12 strikes +2* (9,669 – 9,682)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
‘On June 20, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 44 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; and destroyed six fighting positons, three vehicles, three tactical vehicles, two mortar teams, a command and control node and a mortar cache.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Mosul, two strikes [1 Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 24 fighting positions, three vehicles, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, two medium machine guns, a recoilless rifle, a supply cache, and a heavy machine gun; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, six strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 11, June 18 and June 19 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 11, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed 19 fighting positions and an ISIS-held building, and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On June 18, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five fighting positions; damaged eight fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On June 19, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position and a UAS launch site.

* On June 19, near Mosul, Iraq, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; and destroyed four medium machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, a fighting position, an artillery system, and a bomb-rigged house; and damaged six ISIS supply routes.’

+ See June 21st-22nd press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

June 21st- June 22nd 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +1* (12,990 -12,996)
Syria 14 strikes +1* (9,683 – 9,697)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 21, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 112 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Raqqah, 14 strikes [1 British] engaged 14 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 16 fighting positions, three vehicles and an ammunition cache.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 86 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Mosul, four strikes [1 British, 1 Australian] engaged four ISIS tactical units and a sniper; destroyed 35 fighting positions, 10 medium machine guns, seven rocket-propelled grenade systems, six heavy machine guns, five vehicles, three VBIEDs, two command and control nodes, a mortar team, and a UAS launch site; damaged two ISIS supply routes; and suppressed a mortar team.

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

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

* On June 20, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes damaged eight fighting positions.

* On June 20, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike suppressed five mortar teams.’

* see June 22nd-23rd and June 23rd-24th press releases for amended strikes.

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

From CJTFOIR on June 12st:

‘Historic Mosque destroyed by ISIS
MOSUL, Iraq – The government of Iraq announced the destruction of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in western Mosul, by ISIS terrorists, June 21.

The mosque was well known as the place where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his infamous speech July 4, 2014.

The mosque had stood in Mosul for over eight centuries, and its famous leaning minaret earned the city of Mosul the nickname “the hunchback.”

The Coalition is working by, with, and through the government of Iraq to defeat ISIS in Mosul and throughout Iraq. The Coalition contributes to the defeat of ISIS by providing the Iraqi forces with equipment, training, intelligence and surveillance, precision fire support and military advice to leaders. The Coalition has enabled the Iraqi Security Forces to reclaim over 47,000 square kilometers of their land from ISIS for the people of Iraq.

“As our Iraqi Security Force partners closed in on the al-Nuri mosque, ISIS destroyed one of Mosul and Iraq’s great treasures,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, Commanding General of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve.

“This is a crime against the people of Mosul and all of Iraq, and is an example of why this brutal organization must be annihilated,” said Martin. “The responsibility of this devastation is laid firmly at the doorstep of ISIS, and we continue to support our Iraqi partners as they bring these terrorists to justice.  However, the battle for the liberation of Mosul is not yet complete, and we remain focused on supporting the ISF with that objective in mind.”

CJFLCC-OIR is the ground forces command in Iraq that supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve’s ongoing multi-national Coalition mission to defeat ISIS in Iraq.’

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 21 June:

‘Wednesday 21 June – Typhoons struck two Daesh-held buildings in Raqqa, while Tornados and Typhoons destroyed a car-bomb, and four terrorist strongpoints in Mosul…On Wednesday 21 June, a pair of Typhoons assisted Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Raqqa. Two buildings held by extremist fighters were hit with Paveway IVs. In Mosul, a Tornado flight used a Brimstone missile to destroy safely a car-bomb spotted by the Iraqi ground forces. The Tornado flight then used a Paveway IV to eliminate a medium machine-gun team. A mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair were also active that day over the city. A Brimstone attack was directed at a mortar position, while Paveways were used against three Daesh strongpoints, including two housing machine-guns.’

From French MoD for June 21st:

[Article on Task Force Wagram: “The shooting missions are frequent and all correspond to requests of the Iraqi forces engaged on the ground to support them in their daily combat. TF Wagram thus provides ISPs with support shots during the 15th division’s advance to the west of Mosul, securing the newly conquered terrain and protecting the most advanced Iraqi lines.“]

Chammal : la Task Force Wagram adapte ses feux pour protéger le dispositif irakien au nord de Mossoul

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Mise à jour  : 21/06/2017

Avec l’avancée des lignes de front, l’activité de  de la Task Force (TF) Wagram est particulièrement marquée par la défense des zones arrière des Forces de sécurité irakiennes (FSI) face aux actions de harcèlement du groupe terroriste. Daech cherche ainsi à desserrer l’étau qui fait pression sur ses combattants, acculés dans la ville de Mossoul. Les artilleurs français ont ainsi poursuivi leurs missions d’appui de la 15e division irakienne en charge la sécurisation des abords Nord-Ouest de la ville de Mossoul.
Chammal : la Task Force Wagram adapte ses feux

Les missions de tir sont fréquentes et correspondent toutes à des demandes des forces irakiennes engagées au sol pour les appuyer dans leur combat quotidien. La TF Wagram fournit ainsi aux FSI des tirs d’appui lors de la progression de la 15e division vers l’ouest de Mossoul, de sécurisation des terrains récemment conquis et de protection des lignes irakiennes les plus avancées.

Le 1er juin, la TF Wagram a effectué des tirs sur des positions ennemies menaçant, par le biais de tirs de mortiers, de prendre à partie les unités irakiennes au sol. Ce tir de «  contre-batterie » a eu pour résultat la destruction de la position défensive des terroristes ainsi qu’un poste de commandement. Pour garantir un emploi de la force adapté  aux contraintes d’environnement et répondant aux besoins des forces appuyées, les artilleurs français disposent d’un panel diversifié de munitions qui offre des choix techniques et permet ainsi d’adapter l’effet tactique souhaité sur le terrain.

Le 4 juin, lors d’une demande d’appui formulée par une unité irakienne harcelée par un mortier, les officiers en charge de la vérification des tirs demandés ont opté, en concertation  avec le commandant d’unité responsable du contrôle national, pour des tirs de semonce plutôt qu’un tir de destruction sur une pièce d’artillerie en raison de la présence de la population civile non loin du mortier visé. Sur le terrain, la solution a permis de faire cesser les tirs qui menaçaient les troupes irakiennes tout en protégeant les populations qui auraient pu être touchées par un tir à détruire.

L’artillerie française est un levier d’action tactique intégrée à la composante terrestre de la coalition, se réarticulant et adaptant ses feux en cohérence avec l’avance des forces irakiennes et conformément aux règles de contrôle national.

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.’

 

For June 14th-20th, France reports 19 strikes – 15 in Iraq (14 in Mosul) and 4 in Syria (2 in Raqqa). Task Force Wagram carried out 17 strikes in Mosul.

Update from French MoD on June 22nd:
[For June 14th-20th, 19 strikes were made by French aircraft in Iraq and Syria. Most of them were carried out during the Battle of Mosul, in support of the Iraqi fighters engaged in the fighting to drive ISIL out of its positions in the North of the Medina. The other strikes were carried out in support of the fighting for the capture of Raqqah, and against flows of arms and fighters in Iraq and Syria.]

‘CHAMMAL
APPRÉCIATION DE SITUATION

En Syrie, dans le secteur de Raqqah, les Forces Démocratiques syriennes (FDS) continuent leur offensive.
Leur progression se fait selon plusieurs axes, mais c’est le long des rives de l’Euphrate à l’Est et à l’Ouest de la ville que les percées sont les plus importantes.
Après avoir concédé beaucoup de terrain les semaines précédentes la défense de Daech s’est désormais raffermie. A l’Est, les FDS ont atteint le cœur de la ville, à l’Ouest la progression est désormais difficile face à des combattants de Daech recherchant l’imbrication avec la population, et ayant recours comme à Mossoul à des actions systématiques de piégeage du terrain et de harcèlement.
En Irak, à Mossoul, le recul de Daech se poursuit.
Dans la province de Ninive, les reconquêtes de territoires vers Tal Afar par les Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) se poursuivent. Elles sont complétées par les opérations de la 15e Division pour sécuriser la zone de Kisik et les progressions vers l’ouest, préalables à la poursuite des opérations en direction de Tall Afar. Daech a concentré cette semaine ses efforts de diversion dans le secteur de Hawijah.
A Mossoul l’étau continue de se resserrer sur la médina. Cette semaine, les combats se sont poursuivis en particulier au Nord de la Médina où le complexe hospitalier, dernier bastion des djihadistes en dehors de la veille ville, fait toujours l’objet d’âpres combats. Dans les autres secteurs, Daech maintient une défense acharnée, et profite de toutes les opportunités de la zone urbaine pour mener des contre-attaques complexes et des actions de piégeage et de harcèlement.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE CHAMMAL
Appui feu – TF WagramLa Task Force (TF) Wagram a appuyé cette semaine les opérations de la 15e division irakienne. Ces opérations visaient essentiellement à sécuriser la progression des troupes irakiennes vers l’ouest dans la région entre Badush et Kisik. 17 missions de tir ont été réalisées en appui des unités irakiennes.
Appui aérien au Levant
Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 34 sorties aériennes dont 31 de reconnaissance armée ou d’appui au sol (CAS) et 3 de recueil de renseignements.
19 frappes ont été réalisées par les avions français en Irak et en Syrie. La majeure partie d’entre elle ont été réalisées dans le cadre de la bataille de Mossoul, en appui des combattants irakiens engagés dans les combats pour chasser Daech de ses positions au Nord de la Médina.
Les autres frappes ont été réalisées en appui des combats pour la prise de Raqqah, et contre des flux d’armes et de combattants en Irak et en Syrie.’

June 22nd- June 23rd 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +3* (12,997 -13,003)
Syria 28 strikes +2* +2* (9,698 – 9,729)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
‘On June 22, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 103 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 49 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine ISIS oil stills, four dump trucks, three cement mixers, three vehicles, three tactical vehicles, two cranes, a weapons cache, a pump jack, and a manifold.

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

* Near Palmyra, one strike destroyed four ISIS tunnel entrances.

* Near Raqqah, 19 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 12 fighting positions, two vehicles, and an IED cache; and damaged an ISIS supply route.

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

* Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six tactical vehicles and four ISIS staging areas.

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 British] engaged three ISIS tactical units and a sniper; destroyed 16 fighting positions, eight medium machine guns, three mortar systems, an artillery system, an ISIS-held building, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; damaged a fighting position; and suppressed two mortar teams and an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, one strike was conducted in Iraq on June 21 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 21, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.’

* see June 23rd- 24th and June 24th-25th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 22 June:

‘Thursday 22 June – Tornados and Typhoons engaged six terrorist positions in Mosul, including four defended by machine-gun teams…On Thursday 22 June, Tornados and Typhoons conducted attacks with Paveway IVs against six Daesh targets in western Mosul, with some strikes being called in by Iraqi forces positioned extremely close to the terrorist locations. Four machine-gun teams were amongst the threats successfully dealt with by our aircraft.’

June 23rd- June 24th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +3*  (13,004 -13,009)
Syria 31 strikes +7* (9,730 – 9,767)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 23, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 85 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

* Near Abu Kamal, six strikes destroyed 10 ISIS oil storage tanks, four front-end loaders, two vehicles, a VBIED facility and a pump jack.

* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS VBIED factory.

* Near As Hasakah, two strikes destroyed four artillery systems and two tanks.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed a front-end loader.

* Near Raqqah, 21 strikes [1 British] engaged 15 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 10 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, an ISIS staging area, a tactical vehicle, a mortar tube, and a mortar system; damaged an ISIS supply route; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Mosul, two strikes [1 British, 1 Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical units and two snipers; destroyed 14 fighting positons, five medium machine guns, four mortar systems, three supply caches, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, and a sniper position; and suppressed a mortar team.

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

Additionally, six strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 21-22 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 21, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed four ISIS staging areas, three vehicles, three fighting positons, and a VBIED; damaged a VBIED factory; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

* On June 22, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.

* On June 22, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike damaged six ISIS supply routes.

* On June 22, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven vehicles, two medium machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, an ISIS staging area, a fighting positon, and a VBIED; and suppressed two mortar teams.’

* See June 24th-25th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

 

From UK MoD for Friday 23 June:

‘Friday 23 June – Tornados and Typhoons hit three Daesh sniper teams in Mosul, and a truck-bomb and armoured personnel carrier in Raqqa…The next day [June 23rd], a mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair used two Paveway IVs to target successfully a large group of Daesh fighters operating with a truck-bomb and an armoured personnel carrier in Raqqa, while in Mosul a Tornado flight conducted three precision attacks with Brimstone missiles on sniper positions.’

June 24th- June 25th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +4* (13,010-13,016)
Syria 34 strikes +2* +1* (9,768 – 9,804)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 24, Coalition military forces conducted 37 strikes consisting of 79 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed 15 ISIS oil storage tanks, eight ISIS oil barrels, six ISIS oil stills, and a vehicle.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, two command and control nodes, an ISIS staging area, a mortar system, a tactical vehicle, and an ISIS oil refinery.

* Near Raqqah, 25 strikes [1 British] engaged 17 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 16 fighting positions, five vehicles, two ammo caches, a recoilless rifle, a supply cache, and an UAS launch site; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 Australian] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positons, a medium machine gun, a heavy machine gun, a mortar system; damaged two fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and a sniper team.

Additionally, 13 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 22-23 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 22, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed two fighting positions, two vehicles, a weapons cache, and an ISIS staging area; and damaged 14 fighting positions.

* On June 23, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed 29 VBIEDs and damaged a front-end loader.

* On June 23, near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.

* On June 23, near Mosul, Iraq, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed three fighting positions, two medium machine guns, a sniper position, and a rocket-propelled grenade system; and suppressed four mortar teams and a sniper position.’

* See June 25th – 26th and June 27th-28th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 24 June:

‘Saturday 24 June – Typhoons eliminated a sniper team in Raqqa…In similar fashion, a pair of Paveway IV-armed Tornados eliminated a terrorist sniper team in Raqqa on Saturday 24 June.’

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

June 25th- June 26th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +3* (13,017-13,022)
Syria 18 strikes +9* (9,805 – 9,831)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 25, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 75 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS-held buildings.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed six ISIS oil storage tanks, four ISIS pump jacks and two ISIS facilities.

* Near Raqqah, 12 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, four vehicles and a tunnel system.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of 52 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Mosul, two strikes [1 Australian] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, four command and control nodes, four heavy machine guns, two supply caches, two mortar systems, and an ISIS-held building; damaged two fighting positions; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

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

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

* On June 24, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed 25 ISIS oil storage tanks and eight ISIS oil stills.

* On June 24, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed two fighting positions.

* On June 24, near Kisik, Iraq, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed six fighting positions, a weapons cache, a command and control node, a medium machine gun, and a piece of inoperable equipment; and damaged a fighting position.

* On June 24, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.’

* See June 26th-27th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 25 June:

‘Sunday 25 June – Tornados attacked a Daesh headquarters and mortar position in eastern Syria…Operations against groups of Daesh extremists outside of Raqqa and Mosul have also been maintained, and on Sunday 25 June, Tornados attacked a headquarters and mortar position in eastern Syria, some 55 miles north-east of Dayr az Zawr.’

 

June 26th- June 27th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +1* (13,023-13,027)
Syria 27 strikes +7* (9,832 – 9,865)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
‘On June 26, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 39 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

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

* Near Dawr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three vehicles, a tactical vehicle, two bunkers, two pump jacks, a front-end loader, an IED factory, an ISIS financial facility, and an ISIS headquarters.

* Near Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 13 fighting positions, two vehicles, a VBIED, a home-made explosives factory, and an ISIS headquarters; and damaged two fighting positions.

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

* Near Bayji, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle storage facility, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS fuel tanker.

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

Additionally, 12 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 25 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 25, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed five ISIS-held buildings, three command and control nodes, a mortar system, and a fighting position; and damaged an ISIS-held building.

* On June 25, near Dayr az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building.

* On June 25, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters.

* On June 25, near Mosul, Iraq, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, five weapons systems, three medium machine guns, three rocket-propelled grenade systems, two mortar systems, and a command and control node; and suppressed five mortar teams.’

* See June 27th-28th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘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..

Update from UK MoD for Monday 26 June:

‘Monday 26 June – Tornados destroyed a truck-bomb workshop near Al Mayadin in eastern Syria, while Typhoons and Tornados eliminated snipers in Raqqa and Mosul…

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.

Careful intelligence analysis allowed a building on the outskirts of Al Mayadin, in eastern Syria, to be identified as a truck-bomb workshop. A flight of Royal Air Force Tornados struck the target on Monday 26 June, scoring a direct hit with a Paveway IV guided bomb which left the building ablaze. Two mixed pairs of Tornados and Typhoons, supported by a Voyager air refuelling tanker, meanwhile provided close air support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pushing into Raqqa and to the Iraqi troops clearing remaining Daesh positions in west Mosul. A Brimstone missile accounted for a sniper team in Raqqa, and a Paveway similarly dealt with snipers in Mosul.’

 

June 27th- June 28th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +1* (13,028-13,033)
Syria 27 strikes +12* (9,866 – 9,905)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:
On June 27, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 75 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 46 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed an ISIS well head and a vehicle.

* Near Al Shadaddi, three strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings, a staging area, a storage facility and a tank.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building, two pump jacks, a refinery, and a generator.

* Near Raqqah, 18 strikes engaged 13 ISIS tactical units, destroyed 12 vehicles, nine fighting positions, and a boat, and suppressed two ISIS tactical units.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 Australian] engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, three mortar systems, three medium machine guns, three supply caches, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and an ISIS headquarters; and suppressed a mortar team.

* Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

Additionally, nine strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 24 and June 26 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 24, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed 19 fighting positions and two vehicles, and damaged a weapons cache

* On June 26, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, three strikes destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a staging area, and a command and control node.

* On June 26, near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS factory.

* On June 26, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an IED belt.

* On June 26, near Kisik, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a weapons cache and suppressed three ISIS mortar teams.

* On June 26, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position, a medium machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade system and an ISIS headquarters.’

 

* See June 28th-29th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD:

‘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.’

June 28th- June 29th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +1* (13,034-13,038)
Syria 20 strikes +6 +4* (9,906 – 9,935)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
On June 28, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 49 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, two strikes destroyed nine ISIS oil trucks, four oil storage tanks, an excavator and a piece of oil processing equipment.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 10 oil storage tanks, six oil trucks, two fuel trailers, an well head, a piece of oil processing equipment and an ISIS headquarters.

* Near Raqqah, 13 strikes [2 British] engaged nine ISIS tactical units, destroyed 10 fighting positions, two vehicles, a UAS, and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Bayji, one strike destroyed a tactical vehicle.

* Near Mosul, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 13 fighting positions, two weapons caches, a mortar system; and suppressed three fighting positions.

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

Additionally, 13 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 27 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 27, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, eight strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed five ISIS-held buildings, two vehicles, two fighting positions, two command and control node facilities, a staging facility, and an ISIS headquarters.

* On June 27, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed two VBIED factories and an IED belt, and damaged eight fighting positions.

* On June 27, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four medium machine guns, a rocket-propelled grenade system, and an ISIS headquarters.’

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 28 June:

‘Wednesday 28 June – Tornados supported Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, striking two buildings defended by Daesh extremists…On Wednesday 28 June, two Tornado flights operated over Raqqa. At the north-western end of the city, at least one suicide bomber was known to be waiting inside a Daesh-held building, waiting for an opportunity to attack the SDF as they closed in. The building and the terrorists inside were struck with a Paveway IV. A second such weapon demolished a building in the east, from where heavy fire had been directed at the SDF. This successful strike allowed the SDF to resume their advance.’

 

Update from French MoD on June 29th:
[19 strikes were made by French aircraft in Iraq and Syria in the last week. Most of them were carried out in the battles of Mosul and Raqqah. These strikes were aimed at groups of Daech fighters. The other strikes were carried out in Syria and targeted regrouping and refueling areas used by jihadi fighters. Task Force Wagram carried out 16 artillery strikes in Mosul.]

CHAMMAL

APPRÉCIATION DE SITUATION

En Syrie, les Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS) sont engagées dans des combats féroces pour reprendre progressivement le contrôle du centre-ville de Raqqah. À l’Est, arrivés en bordure de la muraille d’enceinte de la vieille ville, les FDS sont ralentis sur les autres axes par les stratégies de harcèlement et d’imbrication de Daech déjà mises en œuvre à Mossoul. Les combattants du groupe terroriste s’appuient par ailleurs sur les rues étroites de la vieille ville pour freiner la progression des FDS.
En Irak, le recul de Daech se poursuit. Au nord-ouest de l’Irak, les Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) et la 15e division irakienne poursuivent leurs actions pour consolider leur emprise sur la province de Ninive. Daech de son côté continue de concentrer ses actions de diversion dans la poche de Hawijah.
À Mossoul, les Forces de sécurité irakiennes (FSI) continuent leur progression méthodique. Les combattants de Daech sont désormais isolés dans deux poches de résistances distinctes, entre la Médina et le complexe hospitalier. Le 21 juin les djihadistes ont fait sauter la mosquée Al Nouri alors que les FSI s’en approchaient, privant ces dernières d’une prise symbolique. Ils ont également mené plusieurs actions de harcèlement contre les lignes arrière des FSI.
Dans les quartiers repris, la sécurisation est lente, progressive et dangereuse pour les FSI. Daech continue de mener des actions sporadiques de harcèlement et tente de maintenir des cellules dormantes.
ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE CHAMMAL

Appui feu – TF Wagram

La Task Force (TF) Wagram a appuyé cette semaine les opérations de ratissage de la 15e division irakienne à l’ouest de Mossoul. 16 missions de tir ont été réalisées en appui des unités irakiennes dont :
10 missions de harcèlement
6 missions d’éclairement
Depuis le début de son engagement, la TF Wagram a donc conduit plus de 1200 missions de tirs.
Appui aérien au Levant

Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 31 sorties aériennes dont 29 de reconnaissance armée ou d’appui au sol (CAS) et 2 de recueil de renseignements.
19 frappes ont été réalisées par les avions français en Irak et en Syrie. La majeure partie d’entre elles ont été réalisées dans le cadre des batailles de Mossoul et de Raqqah. Ces frappes visaient des groupes de combattants de Daech. Les autres frappes ont été réalisées en Syrie et ont visé des zones de regroupement et de ravitaillements utilisées par les combattants djihadistes.’

 

June 29th- June 30th 2017
Iraq 4 +2* strikes (13,039-13,044)
Syria 30 strikes + 6 + 1* (9,936 – 9,972)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:
On June 29, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 90 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 46 engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed seven ISIS oil trucks, five oil separators, a front-end loader, an oil tank and a well head.

* Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed a mortar system and a tunnel.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes destroyed four ISIS oil stills, four oil storage tanks, a modular oil refiner and a well head.

* Near Raqqah, 20 strikes [1-2 British] engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 18 fighting positions, three vehicles, three front-end loaders, two tactical vehicles and a mortar system.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 44 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

* Near Mosul, three strikes [1 British?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 14 fighting positions, four supply caches, two tunnels, and a mortar system; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, seven strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq on June 28 that closed within the last 24 hours.

* On June 28, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, six strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, three weapons caches, a staging area, and a mortar system.

* On June 28, near Mosul, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed four fighting positions, three medium machine guns, a supply cache, a mortar system, a staging area, and a heavy machine gun; damaged two fighting positions and two ISIS supply routes; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.’

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 29 June:

‘Thursday 29 June – Typhoons and Tornados struck four Daesh positions in Raqqa; Tornados hit two more strongpoints in west Mosul…Support to the SDF continued on Thursday 29 June. A flight of Typhoons used a Paveway IV to silence a sniper team which had been firing on the SDF in eastern Raqqa. The same day, a pair of Tornados conducted a simultaneous Paveway attack on a group of three buildings, all occupied by Daesh extremists, in the south-east of the city. Another Tornado pair meanwhile supported Iraqi troops clearing remaining Daesh positions in the Old City in west Mosul. Our aircraft used Paveway IVs to deliver two successful attacks on strongpoints, using great precision with their munitions, given the extreme proximity of the Iraqi troops to the Daesh firing points.’

June 30th- July 1st 2017
Iraq 1 strike + 3* (13,045-13,049)
Syria 22 strikes + 3 (9,973 – 9,997)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUSTRALIA

From CJTFOIR:
On June 30, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 81 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes destroyed 13 ISIS oil tanker trucks, seven oil storage tanks, five well heads, a vertical distillation tank and an oil pipe.
• Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes destroyed six ISIS oil tanks, three well heads and
two oil trucks.
• Near Raqqah, 11 strikes [1 British] engaged 10 ISIS tactical units, three fighting positions, three vehicles, a tactical vehicle and a mortar system.
In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Mosul, one strike [1 Australian?]  engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 38 fighting positions, 12 medium machine guns, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, and a mortar system; and damaged a fighting position.

Additionally, 12 strikes were conducted in Syria and Iraq from June 28- 29 that closed within the last 24 hours.

• On June 28, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units.
• On June 29, near Al Shadaddi, Syria, five strikes destroyed, two ISIS-held buildings, a command and control node, a staging area, two VBIED facilities, a VBIED and a vehicle.
• On June 29, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
• On June 29, near Mosul, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed seven fighting positions and two medium machine guns, and damaged eight supply routes.”
‘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.’
Update from UK MoD for Friday 30 June:

‘Friday 30 June – Tornados and Typhoons destroyed a truck-bomb and a Daesh-held building in Raqqa…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.

Royal Air Force Tornados and Typhoons provided close air support to Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) pushing into Raqqa on Friday 30 June. The Typhoons worked closely with a coalition surveillance aircraft which had spotted a large truck-bomb. A direct hit from a Paveway IV removed the threat. A Tornado pair meanwhile bombed a Daesh-held building in the south-east of the city.’

Monthly AFCENT data for June 2017:

 

Australian MoD summary for June 2017: