Military reports – September 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 September 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. Beginning on September 9th-11th 2017, the Coalition began issuing combined Saturday/ Sunday reports, though Airwars continues to disaggregate these by date.

 

September 1st – September 2nd 2017
Iraq 3 strikes  (13,569 – 13,571)
Syria 22 strikes +14* +5*  (12,442 – 12,482)

Confirmed actions: US, AUS, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 1, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS targets.

*Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 11 oil stills, four vehicles, an ISIS-held building, a bulldozer, a fuel truck, and an artillery system.

*Near Raqqah, 17 strikes [1 British] engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 16 fighting positions, three logistics nodes, two command and control nodes, and a VBIED.

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

*Near Al Qaim, three strikes [1 British] destroyed two ISIS fuel storage sites, an ISIS-held building, a front-end loader, a weapons storage area and an excavator.

Additionally, 15 strikes consisting of 20 engagements were conducted in Syria on Aug. 30-31 that closed within the last 24 hours.

*On Aug. 30, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.

*On Aug. 31, near Raqqah, Syria, 13 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, three command and control nodes and a tunnel.’

* See Sept 2nd-3rd and 3rd-4th press releases for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for September 1st:

‘On 1 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Al Qaim. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh; command and control facility, munitions storage and logistic facility with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Friday 1 September:

‘Friday 1 September – Typhoons destroyed a terrorist position in Raqqa, whilst a mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair struck three targets at a large Daesh complex in western Iraq…Typhoons continued operations over Raqqa on Friday 1 September, when they used a Paveway IV to destroy a Daesh-held building from which fire was being directed at the Syrian Democratic Forces.  A mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair conducted reconnaissance before joining a coalition strike on a large, dispersed terrorist site near Al Qaim in western Iraq.  The RAF targets at the complex were accommodation and storage blocks, and an anti-aircraft position.  All three were struck by Paveway IVs.’

September 2nd – September 3rd 2017
Iraq 1 strikes  (13,572 – 13,572)
Syria 22 strikes +5* +10* +11*  (12,483 – 12,530)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 2, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 31 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Al Hawl, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED.

•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four oil stills.

•       Near Raqqah, 19 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions, four logistics nodes, three IEDs, two staging areas, a mortar system, a vehicle, and a command and control node.

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

•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.

Additionally, 14 strikes consisting of 20 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 1 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•       On Sept. 1, near Al Hawl, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS UAS.

•       On Sept. 1, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

•       On Sept. 1, near Raqqah, Syria, 12 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed four command and control nodes, four logistics nodes, three fighting positions, three VBIEDs, and two heavy machine guns.’

* See Sept 3rd-4th and 4th-5th and 5th – 6th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 2 September:

‘Saturday 2 September – Typhoons bombed a vehicle and trailer in eastern Syria…On Saturday 2 September, Typhoons patrolled over eastern Syria, and used a Paveway to attack a lorry and trailer being used by Daesh some twelve miles south-east of As Shadaddi, close to the border with Iraq.’

September 3rd – September 4th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes  (13,573 – 13,578)
Syria 25 strikes +4* +1* +10* +2* (12,531 – 12,572)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 3, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed 10 ISIS oil stills.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed 30 ISIS oil barrels, three oil stills, a well-head and a VBIED.

•Near Raqqah, 21 strikes engaged nine ISIS tactical units and destroyed 13 fighting positions, two pieces of ISIS communications infrastructure, two vehicles, a VBIED, a command and control node, and a logistics node.

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

•Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and a destroyed a command and control node, an ISIS UAS site, an ammunition cache, a VBIED facility and an ISIS-held building.

•Near Baghdad, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

•Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, a crane, and a front-end loader.

Additionally, 10 strikes consisting of 10 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 1-2 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 1, near Raqqah, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units.

•On Sept. 2, near Raqqah, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and suppressed two fighting positions.’

* See Sept 4th-5th; 5th -6th; 6th -7th; and September 8th-9th press releases for amended strikes

From French MoD on September 3rd:
[ France reports that Rafales took part in the battle of Tal Afar in order to support the actions of the Iraqi troops on the ground, fighting for the liberation of the city. Over the past few days, pilots and Rafale aircraft deployment teams have begun an intensive period of air missions in support of the ground troops. During these missions, known as CAS [Close Air Support] missions, the Rafales were part of the Coalition aircraft which stand ready to directly support the action of the ground troops engaged against Daesh.]

Chammal : les Rafale Français appuient les troupes au sol dans la bataille de Tal Afar

Mise à jour  : 03/09/2017
Dans la nuit du 20 août dernier, le premier ministre Irakien Haider al-Abadi annonce le début de la bataille pour reprendre Tal Afar, dernier bastion de l’Etat Islamique depuis la libération de Mossoul. L’offensive est menée par les forces gouvernementales irakiennes et soutenue par la coalition dans le cadre de l’Opération Inherent Resolve (OIR), mobilisant une soixantaine de nations dans la lutte contre Daesh.

Présents au Levant depuis 2014, les Rafale de l’Armée de l’Air ont pris part à la bataille de Tal Afar afin de soutenir les actions des troupes irakiennes au sol, combattant pour la libération de cette ville de la province de Ninive en Irak, encore aux mains de l’Etat Islamique.

Au cours des derniers jours, les pilotes et les équipes de mise en œuvre des aéronefs Rafale ont débutés une période intensive de missions aériennes en appui des troupes au sol. Au cours de ces missions, appelées missions CAS (Close Air Support), les Rafale intègrent le cortège des avions de la coalition qui se tiennent prêts à appuyer directement l’action des troupes au sol engagées contre Daech. A la demande, et en respectant un processus de ciblage rigoureux et un contrôle national permanent, les aéronefs peuvent être amenés à conduire des frappes aériennes, à l’aide de bombes guidées laser ou GPS, afin de réduire les capacités de Daech et de faciliter la progression des troupes soutenues par la coalition.

De retour sur la base aérienne des Emirats-Arabes-Unis, ce jeudi 24 août 2017, les pilotes français se posent après de longues heures de vol au-dessus du désert et des combats. « Les missions durent en moyenne 7h30, mais cela dépend de quelle plateforme nous décollons », indique le commandant Matthieu commandant d’un escadron de chasse 3006intégré à l’opération Chammal.
De retour de mission, après de nombreuses heures passées dans son cockpit, suivi d’un débriefing méticuleux récapitulant son vol, le commandant nous délivre ces précisions : « Nous sommes partis à deux Rafale de notre plateforme des Emirats Arabes Unis, le Cne Romain, qui effectuait sa première mission CAS et moi-même. Il y avait également une patrouille de Rafale français qui a décollé de la base aérienne projetée du Levant. L’ensemble de la mission est planifiée et conduite par le CAOC (Combined Air and space Operations Center), le centre de commandement de la coalition qui se trouve au Qatar. »
Avant de « décrocher » de sa mission, le commandant Matthieu nous confie : « En trois ans de nombreux pilotes de Rafale ont servi sur l’Opération Chammal, tous quasiment, des plus anciens, aux jeunes pilotes, qui ont parfois fait leurs baptême du feu au Levant dans la lutte contre Daech ».

Sur le tarmac, autour des deux Rafale, les mécaniciens sont déjà à l’œuvre, les avions doivent-être reconfigurés. Les armuriers remontent déjà les bombes sur l’un des aéronefs. Cette semaine, les pilotes français engagés au Levant ont effectués plusieurs frappes aériennes pour appuyer l’avancée des soldats irakiens sur Tal Afar. Là-bas, les combats se poursuivent, dans quelques heures, les chasseurs repartiront pour une nouvelle mission d’appui aérien.

Lancée depuis le 19 septembre 2014, l’opération Chammal représente la participation française à l’OIR (Opération Inherent Resolve) et mobilise aujourd’hui près de 1 200 militaires. A la demande du gouvernement irakien et en coordination avec les alliés de la France présents dans la région, l’opération Chammal repose sur deux piliers complémentaires : un pilier « formation », au profit d’unités de sécurité nationales irakiennes et un pilier «  appui », consistant à soutenir l’action des forces locales engagées au sol contre Daech au travers de la Task Force Wagram et à frapper les capacités militaires du groupe terroriste à l’aide du système d’armes Rafale.’

 

From CJTFOIR on September 4th:
‘SDF clear Great Mosque of Raqqah

SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Coalition congratulates the Syrian Democratic Forces on the successful clearance of the Great Mosque of Raqqah, Sept. 2.

The seizure of the Old City of Raqqah and especially the Great Mosque is a milestone in the ongoing battle to defeat ISIS in Raqqah and all of Syria. The SDF and Syrian Arab Coalition also evacuated thousands of civilians and went to great lengths to limit damage to infrastructure, including to the ancient mosque.

The Great Mosque is the oldest mosque in the city and has been under ISIS control since 2014 when the terrorist group captured the city from the people of Syria. ISIS deliberately and consistently uses protected civilian infrastructure such as schools, hospitals and mosques as headquarters, weapons factories and finance hubs.

“The liberation of this historic landmark is a testimony to the dedication and courage of the SDF as they fight to defeat ISIS in Raqqah,” said Coalition Spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon.  “The SDF have made consistent incremental gains in the urban terrain of the city, fighting block by block, and applying increasing pressure on ISIS each day while evacuating civilians along the way.”

The Coalition contributes to the defeat of ISIS by providing the SDF with equipment, training, intelligence, precision fire support and military advice to leaders. The Coalition continues to work by, with, and through the SDF as they fight to defeat ISIS in Raqqah and throughout Syria.’

 

September 4th – September 5th 2017
Iraq 9 strikes  (13,579 – 13,587)
Syria 28 strikes +1 * +15* +2*  (12,573 – 12,618)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 4, Coalition military forces conducted 37 strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four vehicles and a VBIED.

•Near Raqqah, 23 strikes [2-3 British] engaged seven ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, four oil stills, three oil trucks, two logistics nodes, and a command and control node; and suppressed two fighting positions.

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

•Near Al Asad, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

•Near Al Huwayjah, six strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed five oil storage tanks, four ISIS-held buildings, a VBIED, an IED facility, a vehicle and a fighting position.

•Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed two fighting positions and an ISIS weapons storage facility.

Additionally, 14 strikes consisting of 14 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 2-3 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 2, near Raqqah, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed a fighting position.

•On Sept. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed a VBIED and a fighting position and suppressed two fighting positions.’

+ See Sept 5th- 6th and 6th -7th; and September 8th-9th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Monday 4 September:

‘Monday 4 September – Typhoons provided close air support to the Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, striking six Daesh positions including a heavy machine-gun and two sniper teams…Royal Air Force Typhoons, supported by a Voyager air refuelling tanker, flew close air support for the Syrian Democratic Forces as they continued to battle Daesh inside Raqqa.  Our aircraft delivered six attacks with Paveway IV guided bombs against Daesh positions, often having to strike targets very close to the Syrian Democratic Forces, including a heavy machine-gun and two sniper teams.’

 

September 5th – September 6th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes  (13,588 – 13,592)
Syria 27 strikes +16* +1* (12,619 – 12,662)

Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 5, Coalition military forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a staging area.

•Near Raqqah, 25 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 22 fighting positions, three ISIS communications infrastructure items, and a logistics node; damaged three fighting positions; and suppressed four fighting positions.

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

•Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes destroyed four ISIS-held buildings and two ISIS headquarters.

•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

•Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building.

Additionally, 13 strikes consisting of 20 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 2-4 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 2, near Raqqah, 11 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions.

•On Sept. 3, near Raqqah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.

•On Sept. 4, near Raqqah, one strike destroyed five fighting positions.’

* See Sept 6th-7th; and September 8th-9th press release for amended strikes

Additional press release fro CJTFOIR on Sept 5th:

‘CJTF-OIR transitions commanders in the mission to destroy ISIS

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, III Armored Corps Commanding General, assumed command of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) from Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, XVIII Airborne Corps Commanding General, during a Sept. 5 ceremony here, which hosted an audience of hundreds of U.S. and Coalition Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.

Presiding over the transfer of authority ceremony was the Commanding General for U.S. Central Command, Gen. Joseph L. Votel.

Votel expressed confidence that the III Corps team from Fort Hood, Texas will be ready to continue the fight to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

“When III Corps was here last, they were instrumental in greatly increasing the pressure on ISIS and setting conditions by training and equipping Iraqi Security Forces and Syrian opposition groups,” Votel said. “Their hard work led to the recapturing of Fallujah and the airfield at Qayyarah-posturing the ISF to begin clearing Mosul, the ISIS stronghold in Iraq.”

The III Armored Corps previously led the CJTF-OIR Coalition from Sept. 2015 to Aug. 2016.

Since redeploying just over a year ago, the Soldiers from the III Armored Corps went right back to training to prepare for the mission, and Funk recognized the extraordinary effort and progress that was achieved within the region during that time.

“ISIS’ brutality forces us to look deep into the heart of darkness.  They condone the systematic murder of women and children, the enslavement of religious minorities, and the torture and execution of captured prisoners,” Funk said. “As a result of the magnificent work of this strong Coalition, real change is happening. ISIS is on the run.”

During his remarks Townsend reflected on the XVIII Airborne Corps’ support to its partner forces in the achievement of major milestones in the campaign to annihilate ISIS in Iraq and Syria. During the Corps’ tour the Iraqi Security Forces defeated ISIS in their capital of Mosul in Iraq, while Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian Arab Coalition steadily made progress against and determined and evil enemy in ISIS’s global capital in Raqqah, Syria.

Townsend lauded Coalition partners’ efforts in Iraq and Syria over the past year. “Our Iraqi partners have liberated Mosul. Our Syrian partners have seized and cleared more than half of Raqqah. And the Iraqis have regained control of Tal Afar and the rest of Ninewah for good measure,” said Townsend. “I think what all of this has shown is that our ‘by, with and through’ strategy works when you have capable partners willing to fight.”

Since its establishment in June 2014, CJTF-OIR – a global Coalition consisting of more than 72 nations and organizations – has increased the capabilities of partner forces, and significantly degraded the ability of ISIS to plan, resource and execute attacks worldwide. Their collective accomplishments include:

*Trained and equipped nearly 115,000 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and over 11,000 vetted-Syrian counter-ISIS forces.
*Recaptured over 82,000 square kilometers of territory previously held by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
*Set free over 5.5 million men, women and children in Iraq and Syria.
*Conducted over 26,000 strikes against ISIS in support of partner forces in Iraq and Syria.

Funk shared his vision for the CJTF-OIR mission ahead.

“The very existence of ISIS poses a threat to the civilized world and our way of life.  We must defeat them, and our collective effort WILL defeat them,” Funk said.’

 

September 6th – September 7th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes  (13,593 – 13,600)
Syria 8 strikes +2* +39* (12,663 – 12,711)

Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 6, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

•Near Raqqah, eight strikes [1 British] destroyed 13 ISIS fighting positions, damaged five fighting positions and suppressed two fighting positions.

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

•Near Al Huwayjah, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five oil stills, two ISIS-held buildings, two ISIS headquarters, and a front-end loader.

•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two ISIS front-end loaders.

•Near Anah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS communication node.

•Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building.

Additionally, 41 strikes consisting of 47 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 3-5 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 3, near Raqqah, 10 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine fighting positions.

•On Sept. 4, near Raqqah, 15 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions and a vehicle.

•On Sept. 5, near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed 42 ISIS fuel trucks, four front-end loaders and four tactical vehicles.

•On Sept. 5, near Raqqah, 15 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 15 fighting positions, two vehicles, an IED, and a piece of ISIS engineering equipment.’

* Also see September 7th-8th, and 8th-9th reports

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 6 September:

‘Wednesday 6 September – Typhoons struck a further two Daesh positions in Raqqa…Typhoons continued operations over Raqqa on Wednesday 6 September, eliminating a further machine-gun position and a sniper.’

For Aug 30 – Sept 6, France report 7 strikes: 5 in Iraq (3 in Tal Afar); 2 in Raqqah, Syria.

From French MoD on September 7th:
[In the past week, France report carrying out 36 sorties, including 27 Army Reconnaissance and Ground Support (CAS), 6 refueling sorties and 3 intelligence gathering sorties by Atlantic 2 or Rafale patrol. It carried out 8 strikes destroying 8 targets. Most of the strikes were carried out in support of the fighting in Raqqah and security operations in the Tal Afar region. The Task Force (TF) Wagram supported Iraqi Security Forces in the Tall Afar region.
The CAESAR guns carried out 6 firing missions (4 of neutralization / destruction and 2 of illumination).]

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL
SITUATION
En Irak
La semaine a été marquée par la poursuite des opérations de sécurisation de Tal Afar et de sa région. Elle a également été marquée par un début de ré-articulation du dispositif des Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes dans le Nord de l’Irak, en vue de poursuivre le combat contre Daech en Irak.
Le groupe terroriste reste très actif en Irak et avec de solides positions dans les régions d’Hawijah et de l’Anbar, où ses combattants poursuivent leurs actions asymétriques contre les forces de sécurité et les populations.
En Syrie
À Raqqah, les Forces Démocratiques Syriennes se sont emparées de l’ensemble de la vieille ville, et poursuivent leur offensive pour s’emparer des quartiers encore aux mains de Daech. Ailleurs en Syrie, Daech continue de perdre du terrain face aux Forces Armées Syriennes qui poursuivent leurs avancées, notamment dans les régions de Deir ez Zor et de Palmyre.
Un nouveau chef de la Coalition
Le 5 septembre le commandement de l’opération OIR a été pris par le général américain Paul FUNK en remplacement du général américain Stephen TOWNSEND.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE
Les soldats de l’opération Chammal poursuivent leurs missions d’appui au profit des unités irakiennes engagées contre Daech. Ils réalisent également, au quotidien, des formations pour contribuer à bâtir le pilier sécuritaire des forces irakiennes.
Action du volet aérien :
Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé  36 sorties aériennes dont 27 de reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol (CAS), 6 sorties de ravitaillement ainsi que 3 sorties de recueil de renseignement par Atlantique 2 ou patrouille de Rafale.
Ces sorties ont donné lieu à la réalisation de 7 frappes et à la destruction de 8 objectifs. Les frappes réalisées ont majoritairement été conduites en appui des combats à Raqqah et des opérations de sécurisation de la région de Tal Afar.

Appui feu – TF WAGRAM :
La Task Force (TF) Wagram a appuyé cette semaine les opérations de sécurisation menées par les Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes dans la région de Tall Afar.
Les canons CAESAR ont mené 6 missions de tir (4 de neutralisation / destruction et 2 d’éclairement).

Activité aérienne :
Le bilan global de l’activité aérienne depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève 1363 frappes,  2138 objectifs détruits et 7058 sorties.’

Video: ‘Operation Chammal in the summer’

 

September 7th – September 8th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes  (13,601 – 13,607)
Syria 12 strikes (12,712 – 12,723)

Confirmed actions: US, AUS, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 7, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Raqqah, 11 strikes [1 British?] destroyed 11 ISIS fighting positions and a command and control node and suppressed three fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes [1 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two command and control nodes, a vehicle, a VBIED storage facility, and a staging area.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
•Near Rawah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four command and control nodes and a staging area.

Additionally, 39 strikes consisting of 42 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 6 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 6, near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•On Sept. 6, near Raqqah, 38 strikes engaged 19 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 35 fighting positions, three vehicles, two logistics nodes, a command and control node, a VBIED, and an ISIS UAS; and suppressed eight fighting positions.”

From Australian MoD on September 7th:

‘On 07 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Anah. The Australian aircraft struck Daesh defensive position s and a Daesh logistics vehicle with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 7 September:

‘Thursday 7 September – Tornados destroyed a truck, a fuel depot and a terrorist accommodation block in northern Iraq, whilst Typhoons attacked a machine-gun team in Raqqa…On Thursday 7 September, Tornados patrolled over northern Iraq A couple of miles north-east of Hawijah, a truck carrying a group of extremists was successfully targeted using a Brimstone missile.  Our aircraft were then tasked with the destruction of a fuel depot near Sharqat where Daesh had been spotted refuelling truck-bombs, as well as a nearby accommodation block used by the terrorists.  Both were struck with Paveway IVs.  Over Raqqa, Typhoons flew further close support missions for the Syrian Democratic Forces, bombing successfully a light machine-gun position.’

September 8th – September 9th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes  (13,608 – 13,610)
Syria 40 strikes +20* (12,724 – 12,783)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 8, Coalition military forces conducted 43 strikes consisting of 47 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

• Near Raqqah, 40 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 24 fighting positons, four logistics node, two vehicles, an ISIS communication line, a mortar system, a command and control node and suppressed four fighting positions.

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

•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.
•Near Bashir, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node.
•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED.

Additionally, 34 strikes consisting of 46 engagements were conducted in Syria on Aug. 23 and Sept.3-7 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Aug. 23, near Raqqah, one strike suppressed a fighting position.
•On Sept. 3, near Raqqah, two strikes destroyed two command and control nodes, a logistics node, a fighting position and suppressed a fighting position.
•On Sept. 4, near Raqqah, two strikes destroyed four fighting positions.
•On Sept. 5, near Raqqah, one strike destroyed a fighting position.
•On Sept. 6, near Raqqah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions and a command and control node.
•On Sept. 7, near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical unit and a vehicle.
•On Sept. 7, near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles and an ISIS communication line.
•On Sept. 7, near Raqqah, 22 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 15 vehicles, four VBIEDs and suppressed four fighting positions.’

* See September 9th-11th release

Update from UK MoD for Friday 8 September:

‘Friday 8 September – a Reaper killed two terrorists setting up an ambush north-east of Dayr az Zawr in Syria, and eliminated another group in a small building nearby…A Reaper remotely piloted aircraft conducted armed reconnaissance over a largely desert area some twenty miles north-east of Dayr az Zawr on Friday 8 September.  Two terrorists were tracked on a motorcycle as they collected weapons and headed out to set up an apparent ambush position.  They were both killed by a single Hellfire missile.  Not far away, another small group of terrorists were seen entering a small building, and also eliminated with a Hellfire.’

From French MoD on August 8th:

[France report on how its artillery attachment, Task Force Wagram, have supported the fight for Tal Afar.]

Chammal : la Task Force Wagram appui les soldats irakiens dans la bataille de Tal Afar.

Mise à jour  : 08/09/2017
Le 20 août 2017 à l’aube les coups de canons français ont lancé, avec les autres capacités d’appui irakiennes et de la Coalition, le signal de l’offensive pour libérer la ville de Tal Afar. Onze jours plus tard, le 31 août 2017, la libération de la ville est officialisée par le Premier Ministre irakien, Haïder al-Abadi. Pour appuyer au mieux les forces de sécurité irakiennes, la TF Wagram s’est redéployée sur le terrain et a conduit de nombreuses missions au profit des forces de sécurité irakiennes pour la reprise de la ville.

Pour fournir un appui répondant aux besoins opérationnels, la TF Wagram a été scindée en deux groupements d’artillerie. Avec une portée de près de 40km, les canons CAESAR disposent de capacités qui permettent de fournir une permanence d’appuis, de délivrer des tirs dans un délai très rapide et d’obtenir des effets diversifiés au profit d’une manœuvre d’ensemble.
Effectuées sur demande ou à l’initiative des forces armées irakiennes qui combattent au sol, les actions de la TF Wagram se sont inscrites dans la manœuvre d’ensemble d’appui-feu de la Coalition, comprenant également l’action des avions et des drones. La bataille de Tal Afar a été pour les artilleurs français l’opportunité de remplir un large panel des missions de l’artillerie.
Au commencement de la bataille, ils ont appuyé les soldats irakiens en délivrant des tirs fumigènes afin de masquer leur progression et de surprendre l’ennemi. Ces tirs ont été complété par des tirs éclairants dans le but d’empêcher ou de dissuader les infiltrations ou les contre-attaque ennemies.
L’action s’est poursuivi en appuyant les troupes irakiennes dans la profondeur afin de cloisonner l’ennemi, c’est-à-dire de le priver de sa liberté de circulation et d’action, puis en le harcelant dans le but de maintenir la pression sur ses combattants.

Pour finir, la supériorité des feux de la Coalition a permis de neutraliser les moyens artillerie de Daech ainsi que la logistique de l’organisation terroriste, en privant ses combattants de ravitaillement et de moyens.
Au cours de ces 11 jours de combat, la TF Wagram a conduit 90 missions, de jour comme de nuit, en étroite coordination et en totale complémentarité avec l’artillerie américaine et les moyens aériens de la Coalition.
Depuis septembre 2016, La Task Force Wagram déployée en Irak complète les moyens aériens du pilier « appui ». Forte de 150 militaires armant quatre canons CAESAR, elle soutient l’action des troupes irakiennes engagées au sol dans les combats contre Daech. Après avoir été déployés à proximité de Mossoul, les artilleurs français appuient désormais les unités irakiennes engagées dans la reprise de Tal Afar.

Lancée depuis le 19 septembre 2014, l’opération Chammal représente la participation française à l’OIR (Opération Inherent Resolve) et mobilise aujourd’hui près de 1 200 militaires. A la demande du gouvernement irakien et en coordination avec les alliés de la France présents dans la région, l’opération Chammal repose sur deux piliers complémentaires : un pilier « formation », au profit d’unités de sécurité nationales irakiennes et un pilier «  appui », consistant à soutenir l’action des forces locales engagées au sol contre Daech au travers de la Task Force Wagram et à frapper les capacités militaires du groupe terroriste à l’aide du système d’armes Rafale.’

 

September 9th – September 10th 2017
Iraq 9 strikes  (13,611 – 13,619)
Syria 38 strikes (12,784 – 12,821)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 9-10, Coalition military forces conducted 78 strikes consisting of 91 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 9, Coalition military forces conducted 38 strikes consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes [1 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions and a vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, 34 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed 21 fighting positions, 16 vehicles, four heavy machine guns, two command and control nodes, a logistics node, and engineering equipment; and suppressed six fighting positions.

In Iraq, on Sept. 9, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two command and control nodes, two weapons caches, a vehicle, an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS-held building.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•Near Rawah, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed seven command and control nodes, a VBIED, an ISIS-held building, and a vehicle.

In Syria, on Sept. 10, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS UAS, a VBIED facility, a VBIED, a vehicle and a tactical vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, two logistics nodes, and a vehicle; and suppressed two fighting positions.

In Iraq, on Sept. 10, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two vehicles.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an explosives factory.
•Near Rutbah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS training camp and a VBIED facility.
•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed two command and control nodes.

Additionally, 20 strikes consisting of 32 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 8 that closed within the last 48 hours.
•On Sept. 8, near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 15 vehicles, six logistics nodes, four fighting positions, and an IED; and suppressed three fighting positions.”

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 9 September:

‘Saturday 9 September – a Reaper destroyed a motorcycle and trailer carrying three terrorists north-east of Dayr az Zawr… The following day [Sept 9th], another Reaper flew a further patrol in the same area of Syria, and tracked a group of three terrorists on a motorcycle and trailer.  The Reaper’s crew waited patiently until the targets were in open countryside before firing a Hellfire which scored a direct hit.’

From Australian MoD on September 9th:

‘On 09 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Anah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devi ce) with a guided munition.’

September 10th – September 11th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +3*   (13,620 – 13,627)
Syria 26 strikes + 12* +1 (12,822 – 12,860)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 9-10, Coalition military forces conducted 78 strikes consisting of 91 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 9, Coalition military forces conducted 38 strikes consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions and a vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, 34 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed 21 fighting positions, 16 vehicles, four heavy machine guns, two command and control nodes, a logistics node, and engineering equipment; and suppressed six fighting positions.

In Iraq, on Sept. 9, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Huwayjah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two command and control nodes, two weapons caches, a vehicle, an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS-held building.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•Near Rawah, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed seven command and control nodes, a VBIED, an ISIS-held building, and a vehicle.

In Syria, on Sept. 10, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS UAS, a VBIED facility, a VBIED, a vehicle and a tactical vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed 20 fighting positions, two logistics nodes, and a vehicle; and suppressed two fighting positions.

In Iraq, on Sept. 10, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two vehicles.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an explosives factory.
•Near Rutbah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS training camp and a VBIED facility.
•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed two command and control nodes.

Additionally, 20 strikes consisting of 32 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 8 that closed within the last 48 hours.
•On Sept. 8, near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 15 vehicles, six logistics nodes, four fighting positions, and an IED; and suppressed three fighting positions.”

* See Sept 11th-12th and Sept 29th-30th press release for amended strikes

From Australian MoD on September 12th:

Operation OKRA – ADF Airstrikes for the period 25 Aug – 07 Sep 17

Over the period 25 Aug – 07 Sep 17, Air Task Group strike operations focused on supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure Tikrit, Tal Afar, Avghani, and Al Qaim from Daesh forces.

On 26 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tikrit. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh House Borne Improvised Explosive Device (HBIED) with guided munitions.

On 27 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Tal Afar. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), a Daesh logistics vehicle and two Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.

On 28 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Avghani. The Australian aircraft struck ten Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.

On 29 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Avghani. The Australian aircraft struck thirteen Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.

On 30 Aug 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Avghani. The Australian aircraft struck seven Daesh fighting positions with guided munitions.

On 1 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi forces during operations in the vicinity of Al Qaim. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh; command and control facility, munitions storage and logistic facility with guided munitions’

 

September 11th – September 12th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes  (13,628 – 13,630)
Syria 38 strikes +18* +1* (12,861 – 12,917)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 11, Coalition military forces conducted 41 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 38 strikes consisting of 42 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes [1 British?] engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles, a tactical vehicle, a VBIED, and a fighting position.

•Near Raqqah, 31 strikes [1 British] engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 24 fighting positions, 17 vehicles, three logistics nodes, an ISIS headquarters, an IED, and a command and control node.

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

•Near Bayji, one strike destroyed four ISIS tunnel entrances.

•Near Hawijah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node and four tunnels.

•Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings.

Additionally, 15 strikes consisting of 21 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 10 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 10, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

•On Sept. 10, near Raqqah, Syria, 11 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 vehicles, three fighting positions, a logistics node, and an anti-air artillery system; and suppressed a fighting position.

•On Sept. 10, near Hawijah, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two vehicles and an ISIS headquarters.

•On Sept. 10, near Rawah, Iraq, one strike destroyed three ISIS-held buildings.’

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

Update from UK MoD for Monday 11 September:

‘Monday 11 September – Tornados destroyed two sniper positions in Raqqa, and attacked a Daesh-held compound and terrorists on a motorcycle near Dayr az Zawr…A flight of Royal Air Force Tornados supported the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting in Raqqa on Monday 11 September, when Paveway IV guided bombs were used to destroy two sniper positions.  A second Tornado flight patrolled north-east of Dayr az Zawr, where they attacked a group of terrorists in a compound with a Paveway IV.  Survivors of the attack then attempted to move to another position on a motorcycle, but were successfully engaged with a Brimstone missile.’

September 12th – September 13th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes  (13,631 – 13,633)
Syria 62 strikes +7* +1* (12,918 – 12,987)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 12, Coalition military forces conducted 65 strikes consisting of 76 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 62 strikes consisting of 64 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a VBIED facility.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes [1 British] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions, two VBIEDs, a VBIED facility and a logistics node.

• Near Raqqah, 56 strikes engaged 17 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 56 fighting positions, three logistics nodes, and two vehicles; and suppressed a fighting position.

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

• Near Hawijah, three strikes destroyed six ISIS tunnels.

Additionally, 18 strikes consisting of 31 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 11 that closed within the last 24 hours.

• On Sept. 11, near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

• On Sept. 11, near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed four ISIS fighting positions.

• On Sept. 11, near Raqqah, 16 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 fighting positions and a logistics node.’

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

Update from UK MoD for Tuesday 12 September:

‘Tuesday 12 September – a Reaper successfully guided a coalition airstrike onto a truck-bomb workshop near Dayr az Zawr…The following day [Sept 12th], a Reaper remotely piloted aircraft operated in the same area near Dayr az Zawr, and provided precision targeting that enabled a coalition air strike to destroy a truck-bomb workshop and a vehicle that was being prepared there.’

 From Australian MoD on September 12th:

‘On 12 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Bayji. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh heavy weapons site with guided munitions.

 

September 13th – September 14th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes + 3*  (13,634 – 13,640)
Syria 39 strikes + 5* (12,988 – 13,031)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 13, Coalition military forces conducted 43 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, nine strikes [2 or more British] engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed two tactical vehicles, an ISIS fuel station and a fighting position.

•Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; destroyed 21 fighting positions, a VBIED, and an ISIS UAS; and suppressed four ISIS tactical units.

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

•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

•Near Hawijah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two weapons caches, two heavy machine guns, two bunkers, an ISIS headquarters, a VBIED facility, and a tunnel system.

•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an IED facility.

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

•On Sept. 11, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

•On Sept. 12, near Hawijah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed four ISIS tunnels, an anti-air artillery system, a mortar system, a weapons cache, an IED facility, a command and control node and a staging area.

•On Sept. 12, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes destroyed 19 ISIS vehicles; and suppressed a fighting position.’

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

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 13 September:

‘Wednesday 13 September – a Reaper twice engaged terrorists on foot, as well as a truck-bomb, whilst Tornados and Typhoons struck a Daesh building, all near Dayr az Zawr…On Wednesday 13 September, another Reaper continued patrolling near Dayr az Zawr.  It used two Hellfire missiles to attack terrorists spotted on foot, then employed a third missile to destroy an armoured truck-bomb positioned next to a main road.  A mixed Tornado and Typhoon pair meanwhile targeted a group of Daesh in a building nearby, scoring a direct hit with a Brimstone.’

In the past week, France report 37 sorties and 6 strikes in Iraq and Syria

 

September 14th – September 15th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +1*  (13,641 – 13,644)
Syria 16 strikes +37* +1* (13,032 – 13,085)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 14, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles.

• Near Raqqah, 14 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, three vehicles, and a command and control node; and suppressed two fighting positions.

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

• Near Hawijah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS headquarters, two weapons caches, two VBIEDs, two fighting positions, a command and control node, a mortar system, a heavy machine gun, and a munitions cache.

• Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a command and control node.

Additionally, nine strikes consisting of 19 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 12-13 that closed within the last 24 hours.

• On Sept. 12, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

• On Sept. 13, near Hawijah, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four tunnel entrances, two VBIEDs and an ISIS-held building.

• On Sept. 13, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes destroyed four vehicles, three fighting positions, and two logistics nodes.

• On Sept. 13, near Rawah, Iraq, one strike destroyed an ISIS front-end loader.’

* See Setp 15th-16th and Sept 29th-30th for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 14 September:

‘Thursday 14 September – Tornados destroyed four truck-bombs and a workshop some miles south of Qayyarah in northern Iraq…Tornados operated over northern Iraq on Thursday 14 September, where significant truck-bomb activity had been detected some miles south of Qayyarah.  Four such truck-bombs were destroyed by our aircraft using two Brimstones and two Paveways, and a further two Paveways were used to destroy a workshop producing the booby-trapped vehicles.’

Update from French MoD on September 14th:

[In the past week, France carried out 6 strikes destroying 6 targets. The strikes were carried out mainly in support of the fighting in Raqqah. The overall record of air activity since 19 September 2014 amounts to 1369 strikes, 2144 targets destroyed and 7095 sorties.]

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL
SITUATION
En Irak,
Les opérations de sécurisation de la région de Tall Afar s’achèvent. Les opérations militaires au sol sont restées limitées cette semaine, les Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes (FSI) poursuivant le redéploiement dans les deux principales régions encore aux mains de Daech, Hawijah et l’Anbar.
En Syrie,
A Raqqah, la progression des Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS) se poursuit de façon lente mais méthodique, face à des combattants de Daech peu nombreux mais particulièrement bien retranchés dans des quartiers qu’ils ont saturés d’IED. Dans le même temps les FDS ont lancé cette semaine, avec l’appui de la Coalition, une nouvelle offensive dans l’Est du Pays depuis Shaddadi en direction de l’Euphrate.

ACTIVITÉS DE LA FORCE
Les soldats de l’opération Chammal poursuivent leurs missions d’appui et de formation au profit des unités irakiennes engagées contre Daech.
Action du volet aérien
Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé  37 sorties aériennes dont 26 de reconnaissance armée et d’appui au sol (CAS), 6 sorties de ravitaillement ainsi que 5 sorties de recueil de renseignement par Atlantique 2 ou patrouille de Rafale.
Ces sorties ont donné lieu à la réalisation de 6 frappes et à la destruction de 6 objectifs.
Les frappes réalisées ont majoritairement été conduites en appui des combats à Raqqah.
Le bilan global de l’activité aérienne depuis le 19 septembre 2014 s’élève à 1369 frappes, 2144 objectifs détruits et 7095 sorties.

Appui feu – TF WAGRAM
Avec la fin des opérations de sécurisation dans la région de Tal Afar, la Task Force (TF) Wagram est redéployée sur Q-West et Erbil. Depuis Q-West elle a réalisé cette semaine plusieurs tirs pour neutraliser des combattants Djihadistes menant des actions de harcèlement depuis d’Hawijah.
Les canons CAESAR ont mené 6 missions de tir (6 de neutralisation).

 

September 15th – September 16th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +3*  (13,645 – 13,651)
Syria 24 strikes +10* (13,086 – 13,119)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 15, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 33 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed a weapons cache and an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes [1 British?] engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.

•Near Raqqah, 19 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine ISIS supply routes, eight fighting positions, a vehicle, a logistics node and suppressed two fighting positions.

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

•Near Hawijah, two strikes destroyed seven VBIEDs, a bunker and a heavy machine gun.

•Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a command and control node and a vehicle.

Additionally, 38 strikes consisting of 55 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 14 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 14, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria six strikes destroyed an ISIS UAS, a fighting position, an ISIS supply route and suppressed three fighting positions.

•On Sept. 14, near Raqqah, Syria, 31 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 25 fighting positions, 25 vehicles, three ISIS supply routes, two logistics nodes, ISIS engineering equipment, and an IED.

•On Sept. 14, near Huwijah, Iraq, one strike destroyed 11 VBIEDs and a VBIED facility.’

* See Sept 16th – 17th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Friday 15 September:

‘Friday 15 September – a Reaper supported coalition airstrikes near Dayr az Zawr, and delivered two attacks itself against extremists in the open, whilst Typhoons destroyed a Daesh-held building… On Friday 15 September, a Reaper was again very active north-east of Dayr az Zawr; it provided support to coalition airstrikes which destroyed three Daesh-held buildings, then conducted two attacks on its own account with Hellfire missiles against terrorists moving through the area.  Nearby, a Typhoon flight bombed a further Daesh-held building.’

From Australian MoD on September 15th:

‘On 15 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Sharqat and Sagrah. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions and a Daesh VBIED with guided munitions.’

 

September 16th – September 17th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes  (13,652 – 13,659)
Syria 40 strikes (13,120 – 13,159)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 16-17, Coalition military forces conducted 94 strikes consisting of 126 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 16, Coalition military forces conducted 40 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS boat.

• Near Raqqah, 39 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 26 fighting positions, two ISIS communications infrastructure items, two vehicles, engineering equipment, an IED, a logistics node, a tactical vehicle, a VBIED factory, and a VBIED; damaged two supply routes; and suppressed four fighting positions.

In Syria, on Sept. 17, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 49 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a logistics node and an ISIS headquarters.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED and an ISIS headquarters.

• Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units, destroyed 44 vehicles and 13 fighting positions, damaged 13 supply routes and a VBIED, and suppressed two fighting positions.

In Iraq, on Sept. 16, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Hawijah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four tunnels, three weapons caches, two fighting positions, an excavator, a tactical vehicle, a generator, and a command and control node.

• Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed two ISIS staging areas and a VBIED production facility.

• Near Rutbah, three strikes [1 or more British]  engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two VBIED storage facilities, two vehicles, a tactical vehicle and a command and control node.

In Iraq, on Sept. 17, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory and an ISIS-held building.

• Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two weapons caches and a vehicle.

• Near Hawijah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five tunnel entrances, two command and control nodes, a vehicle, a weapons cache, and a generator.

• Near Rawah, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, an ISIS headquarters, a VBIED factory, a VBIED storage facility, a staging area and a command and control node.

Additionally, 13 strikes consisting of 18 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 15 that closed within the last 48 hours.

• On Sept. 15, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and a command and control node.

• On Sept. 15, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed two fighting positions, and suppressed three fighting positions.

• On Sept. 15, near Hawijah, Iraq, three strikes destroyed two tunnels, a VBIED, and a command and control node; damaged four supply routes; and suppressed a fighting position.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 16 September:

‘Saturday 16 September – Typhoons hit an engineering vehicle in northern Iraq, while Tornados demolished a headquarters and truck-bomb facilities in western Iraq, and destroyed an armoured personnel carrier in the north…Operations on Saturday 16 September focused on both northern and western Iraq.  In the north, a Typhoon mission destroyed an engineering vehicle being used by the terrorists to construct fieldworks near Az Zawiyyah, while a Brimstone attack by Tornados knocked out an armoured personnel carrier south of Qayyarah.  In the west, a pair of Tornados used four Paveway IVs to destroy a Daesh headquarters and a truck-bomb facility in the desert near Rutbah.’

September 17th – September 18th 2017
Iraq 11 strikes +5*  (13,660 – 13,675)
Syria 35 strikes +7* +3* (13,160 – 13,204)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 16-17, Coalition military forces conducted 94 strikes consisting of 126 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 16, Coalition military forces conducted 40 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS boat.

• Near Raqqah, 39 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 26 fighting positions, two ISIS communications infrastructure items, two vehicles, engineering equipment, an IED, a logistics node, a tactical vehicle, a VBIED factory, and a VBIED; damaged two supply routes; and suppressed four fighting positions.

In Syria, on Sept. 17, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 49 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a logistics node and an ISIS headquarters.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes [1 British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED and an ISIS headquarters.

• Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units, destroyed 44 vehicles and 13 fighting positions, damaged 13 supply routes and a VBIED, and suppressed two fighting positions.

In Iraq, on Sept. 16, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Hawijah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four tunnels, three weapons caches, two fighting positions, an excavator, a tactical vehicle, a generator, and a command and control node.

• Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed two ISIS staging areas and a VBIED production facility.

• Near Rutbah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two VBIED storage facilities, two vehicles, a tactical vehicle and a command and control node.

In Iraq, on Sept. 17, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory and an ISIS-held building.

• Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two weapons caches and a vehicle.

• Near Hawijah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five tunnel entrances, two command and control nodes, a vehicle, a weapons cache, and a generator.

• Near Rawah, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, an ISIS headquarters, a VBIED factory, a VBIED storage facility, a staging area and a command and control node.

Additionally, 13 strikes consisting of 18 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 15 that closed within the last 48 hours.

• On Sept. 15, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions and a command and control node.

• On Sept. 15, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed two fighting positions, and suppressed three fighting positions.

• On Sept. 15, near Hawijah, Iraq, three strikes destroyed two tunnels, a VBIED, and a command and control node; damaged four supply routes; and suppressed a fighting position.’

* See Sept 18th-19th and 19th-20th press releases for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 17 September:

‘Sunday 17 September – a Reaper eliminated a truck-bomb near Dayr az Zawr, while Tornados bombed a weapons store near Abu Kamal in eastern Syria…The next day, a Reaper conducted yet another successful attack north-east of Dayr az Zawr, eliminating a truck-bomb with a Hellfire, whilst to the south-east, close to the border with Iraq, two Tornados bombed a weapons store near Abu Kamal.’

From Australian MoD for September 17th:

‘On 17 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rayhanah. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh VBIED factories, a Daesh command and control facility and multiple Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.’

 

September 18th – September 19th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +2*   (13,676 – 13,684)
Syria 6 strikes +46* (13,205 – 13,256)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 18, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

•Near Raqqah, six strikes destroyed 25 ISIS vehicles, five fighting positions, a command and control node and a logistics node.

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

•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Haditha, one strike destroyed ISIS engineering equipment and a vehicle.

•Near Huwijah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four heavy machine guns, three fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, a bunker, a front-end loader, a mortar system, a staging area and an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a vehicle and an ISIS-held building, and damaged a supply route.

Additionally, 12 strikes consisting of 14 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 17 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 17, near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes destroyed six ISIS fighting positions and a logistics node.

•On Sept. 17, near Al Qaim, Iraq, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle and a tactical vehicle storage facility.

•On Sept. 17, near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed a VBIED facility and an ISIS weapons cache.

•On Sept. 17, near Rawah, Iraq, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

•On Sept. 17, near Rutbah, Iraq, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.’

* See Sept 19th-20th and Sept 29th-30th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Monday 18 September:

‘Monday 18 September – Tornados bombed a mortar team, heavy machine-gun position and tunnel entrance in northern Iraq…The primary focus for Royal Air Force activity over the past week has been supporting Iraqi operations against remaining Daesh positions in northern Iraq.  A pair of Tornados conducted two attacks on Monday 18 September, using Paveway IV guided bombs to eliminate a mortar team south-east of Sharqat, and a tunnel entrance and nearby heavy machine-gun position north-west of Tikrit.’

September 19th – September 20th 2017
Iraq 14 strikes +1*  (13,685 – 13,699)
Syria 30 strikes +15* (13,257 – 13,301)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 19, Coalition military forces conducted 44 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 28 fighting positions, three vehicles, two ISIS communications infrastructure items and an ISIS headquarters.

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

•Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a weapons storage area.

•Near Huwijah, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed three tunnels, two ISIS headquarters, two command and control nodes, a vehicle, a tractor, and a VBIED facility; and damaged two supply routes.

•Near Rawah, seven strikes [1 Aus?] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two mortar systems, two weapons caches, an IED, a staging area, and a vehicle.

Additionally, 51 strikes consisting of 53 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 17-18 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 17, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes destroyed seven fighting positions.

•On Sept. 18, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and damaged three supply routes.

•On Sept. 18, near Raqqah, Syria, 42 strikes engaged 23 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 23 fighting positions, eight vehicles, three VBIEDs, two ISIS UAS systems, and a command and control node; and suppressed four fighting positions.

•On Sept. 18, near Huwayjah, Iraq, two strikes illuminated tactical areas.’

* See Sept 20th-21st for amended strikes

From Australian MoD for September 19th:

‘On 19 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported IraqiSecurity Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rawah and Anah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh heavy weapon site and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) with guided munitions.’

 

September 20th – September 21st 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +2*  (13,700 – 13,709)
Syria 15 strikes +25* (13,302 – 13,341)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 20, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 41 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

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

•Near Raqqah, 14 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions; a vehicle; two logistics nodes; a VBIED and a VBIED factory.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Bayji, one strike [1 British] destroyed a vehicle and a mortar system.

•Near Huwijah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a command and control node.

•Near Rawah, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles; two tactical vehicles; two weapons caches; a command and control node; a mortar system; a heavy machine gun; a VBIED; an ISIS bridge; an ISIS staging area and an IED.

Additionally, 16 strikes consisting of 20 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 19 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 19, near Raqqah, Syria, 15 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 vehicles, 13 fighting positions, and suppressed a fighting position.

•On Sept. 19, near Huwijah, one strike destroyed five VBIEDs, two vehicles and damaged two ISIS supply routes.’

* See Sept 21st-22nd for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 20 September:

‘Wednesday 20 September – Typhoons destroyed a truck carrying mortars in northern Iraq…On Wednesday 20 September, Typhoons successfully bombed a truck carrying mortars some 25 miles north-west of Bayji. ‘

September 21st – September 22nd 2017
Iraq 14 strikes +2*  (13,710 – 13,724)
Syria 7 strikes +29* (13,342 – 13,377)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 21, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 58 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

•Near Raqqah, seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, two vehicles, two logistics nodes, a VBIED and a VBIED factory.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Baghdad, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

•Near Bayji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters, a VBIED and a tactical vehicle.

•Near Huwijah, five strikes [1 British] engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine VBIEDs, nine fighting positions, five tunnels, two vehicles, two weapons caches, two command and control nodes, a VBIED facility, an artillery system, a tactical vehicle, a supply cache; and suppressed five mortar teams.

Rawah, seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, four VBIEDs, two command and control nodes, two ISIS staging areas, two tactical vehicles, a bridge; and suppressed a sniper.

Additionally, 27 strikes consisting of 53 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 20 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 20, near Raqqah, Syria, 25 strikes destroyed 30 fighting positions, a logistics node, a an ISIS supply route and damaged two fighting positions, and suppressed a fighting position.

•On Sept. 20, near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed seven ISIS command and control nodes, three communications towers, and a supply depot.’

* See Sept 22nd-23rd press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 21 September:

‘Thursday 21 September – Tornados and Typhoons attacked a terrorist command post, weapon stocks and a strongpoint in northern Iraq…The following day [Sept 21st], Typhoons employed two Paveway IVs to destroy a terrorist command post and weapons stockpile in Hawijah, while a Tornado flight demolished a Daesh strongpoint north-east of Sharqat, then dealt with a second weapons stockpile south of Qayyarah.’

Additional press release from  CJTFOIR on September 21st:

Iraqi Security Forces begin Hawijah offensive

Iraqi Security Forces initiated major combat operations in Hawijah during the early morning hours Sept. 21.

ISIS seized control of the city in early 2014. Hawijah became isolated from the rest of ISIS’ territory in July 2016 during the battle of Mosul, when Al-Shirqat was captured by Iraqi troops.

“The liberation of Hawijah will be yet another major achievement in the ISF’s relentless drive to liberate civilians trapped by ISIS,” said Maj. Gen. Felix Gedney, Deputy Commander for Strategy and Support.

Following rapid successes against ISIS in and around Tal Afar, Akashat, Haditha and Rayhanna, ISF began its offensive into the Middle Euphrates River Valley, which stands as one of two remaining pockets of ISIS fighters remaining in Iraq along with western Anbar province.

“The rapid, recent success of the Iraqi Security Forces points to the ISF’s momentum in the campaign to destroy ISIS in Iraq,” said Coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon. “ISIS has never been capable of providing effective governance or services that benefited the people under its rule. Its defeat in Iraq further demonstrates ISIS is an organization in decline, whose leaders are no longer capable of effective military command and control.”

“Recent ISIS attacks on civilian targets signal a shift in tactics from an organization unable to contend on the battlefield. The Coalition will continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the ISF in their fight against a brutal and backward organization and its ideology,” said Dillon.’

In the past week, France report 6 strikes in Iraq and Syria and 8 artillery missions

Update from Frencch MoD on Sept 21st:
[France report from 13 to 19 September inclusive:
AIR Mission Statement: 41 sorties / 6 strikes / 8 neutralized goals
Total since 19/09/14: 7136 sorties / 1375 strikes / 2152 objectives neutralized.
Of which since 27/09/15 in Syria: 149 strikes / 295 objectives neutralized.
Results of the TF WAGRAM from 13 to 19 September inclusive:
8 shooting missions carried out. (6 last week);
8 missions of harassment, neutralization, prohibition or destruction.
Total results since the beginning of the TFW mission: 1485 missions carried out.]

Operation Chammal

ACTIVITE DE LA SEMAINE
L’effort principal de la coalition porte toujours sur Raqqah où le rythme de la conquête se maintient. Daech est maintenant complètement encerclé et n’a plus d’échappatoire. Le repli des dernières troupes de Daech dans des secteurs clés laissent néanmoins présager des combats ultimes acharnés.
Bilan des opérations aériennes :
Bilan du 13 au 19 septembre inclus :
Bilan missions AIR : 41 sorties / 6 frappes / 8 objectifs neutralisés
Bilan total depuis le 19/09/14 : 7136 sorties / 1375 frappes / 2152 objectifs neutralisés.
Dont depuis le 27/09/15 en Syrie : 149 frappes / 295 objectifs neutralisés.
Bilan de la TF WAGRAM du 13 au 19 septembre inclus :

8 missions de tirs réalisées. (6 la semaine dernière) ;
8 missions de harcèlement, de neutralisation, d’interdiction ou de destruction.

Bilan total depuis le début de la mission de la TFW : 1485 missions réalisées.’

 

September 22nd- September 23rd 2017
Iraq 10 strikes +2*  (13,725 – 13,736)
Syria 41 strikes +1* (13,378 – 13,419)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 22, Coalition military forces conducted 51 strikes consisting of 68 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 41 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.

•Near Raqqah, 39 strikes [1 British] engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed 41 fighting positions, a command and control node, a supply route and suppressed two fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, an IED facility and a weapons facility.

•Near Huwijah, five strikes [1 British] engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three vehicles, two command and control node, a rocket-propelled grenade system, a medium machine gun, a staging area, an IED factory, a VBIED facility, a tactical vehicle and a weapons cache.

•Near Samarra, one strike destroyed a Coalition equipment that malfunctioned due to a non-combat related engine failure.

•Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged two ISIS snipers and destroyed two tunnel entrances.

Additionally, 31 strikes consisting of 48 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 21 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 21, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.

•On Sept. 21, near Raqqah, Syria, 28 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 18 fighting positions, eight vehicles, a tactical vehicle, two IEDs, two supply routes, a logistics node, damaged seven fighting positions and suppressed two fighting positions.

•On Sept. 21, near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed six ISIS fighting positions, three tunnel entrances, two command and control nodes, a VBIED facility, and a front-end loader.’

* See Sept 23rd-24th for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Friday 22 September:

‘Friday 22 September – Typhoons struck a sniper team and a Daesh-held building in Raqqa, whilst Tornados bombed a command post in northern Iraq…The Syrian Democratic Forces fighting in Raqqa also received support, with Paveway-armed Typhoons bombing a sniper team and another terrorist position there on Friday 22 September.  In northern Iraq, Tornados struck a Daesh command post 15 miles west of Hawijah with two Paveway IVs.’

 

September 23rd- September 24th 2017
Iraq 14 strikes  (13,737 – 13,750)
Syria 36 strikes +1* (13,420 – 13,456)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 23-24, Coalition military forces conducted 85 strikes consisting of 167 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Shadaddi, seven strikes destroyed three ISIS headquarters and two ISIS held buildings, two logistics nodes, a command and control node and a vehicle.

•Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 20 fighting positions, 22 vehicles, three ISIS headquarters, a command and control node; and suppressed three fighting positions.

In Syria, on Sept. 24, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed a fighting position.

•Near Raqqah, 27 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 fighting positions, three vehicles; and suppressed a fighting position.

In Iraq, on Sept. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 60 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Haditha, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area and a vehicle.

•Near Huwijah, 10 strikes [2 British]  engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed 18 VBIEDs, 12 vehicles, five fighting positions, six weapons caches, three heavy machine guns, three VBIED factories, two tunnel entrances, an IED storage facility, a command and control node, an ISIS trailer, and an ISIS oil storage tank, a mortar system, a tactical vehicle, a recoilless rifle; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units and two mortar teams.

•Near Rawah, two strikes [1 Aus] destroyed eight ISIS boats and two command and control nodes.  In Iraq, on Sept. 24, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

In Iraq, on Sept. 24, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets

•Near Huwijah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, three command and control nodes, two ISIS staging areas, a weapons cache, a front-end loader, a tactical vehicle, a medium machine gun, a tunnel entrance, an ISIS UAS; and damaged three ISIS supply routes.

•Near Rawah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node, two ISIS staging areas; and damaged four ISIS supply routes.

Additionally, three strikes consisting of nine engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 22 that closed within the last 48 hours.

•Near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 230 vehicles, four ISIS containers, two weapons caches, a VBIED, a command and control node, and an IED facility.’

* See Sept 25th-26th press release for amended strike

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 23 September:

‘Saturday 23 September – Tornados and Typhoons destroyed seventeen terrorist targets in northern Iraq, including ten truck-bombs…Our aircraft were particularly active on Saturday 23 September over northern Iraq.  Typhoons destroyed a truck-bomb west of Hawijah, a terrorist-held building 30 miles west-north-west of Kirkuk, and a mortar team, that was firing on Iraqi forces, in the hills south-west of Zawiyyah.  A second Typhoon flight successfully bombed a weapons stockpile south-east of Hawijah, then conducted a simultaneous attack on four truck-bombs blocking one of the routes of advance towards the town.  Near Sudayrah, Tornados used one Paveway to destroy a pair of truck-bombs, a second Paveway to knock-out an armed truck, then a third such weapon south-east of Sharqat against a Daesh building.  Another Tornado flight bombed a command post south-east of Hawijah, then used a combination of Brimstone missiles and Paveway IVs to destroy a shipping container and three truck-bombs blocking other roads into Hawijah.’

From Australian MoD for September 23rd:

‘On 23 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rawah. The Australian aircraft struck three Daesh Boats with guided munitions.’

September 24th- September 25th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes + 3*   (13,751- 13,759)
Syria 29 strikes +6* (13,457 – 13,491)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 23-24, Coalition military forces conducted 85 strikes consisting of 167 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Shadaddi, seven strikes destroyed three ISIS headquarters and two ISIS held buildings, two logistics nodes, a command and control node and a vehicle.

•Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 20 fighting positions, 22 vehicles, three ISIS headquarters, a command and control node; and suppressed three fighting positions.

In Syria, on Sept. 24, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed a fighting position.

•Near Raqqah, 27 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 fighting positions, three vehicles; and suppressed a fighting position.

In Iraq, on Sept. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 60 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Haditha, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area and a vehicle.

•Near Huwijah, 10 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed 18 VBIEDs, 12 vehicles, five fighting positions, six weapons caches, three heavy machine guns, three VBIED factories, two tunnel entrances, an IED storage facility, a command and control node, an ISIS trailer, and an ISIS oil storage tank, a mortar system, a tactical vehicle, a recoilless rifle; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units and two mortar teams.

•Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed eight ISIS boats and two command and control nodes.  In Iraq, on Sept. 24, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

In Iraq, on Sept. 24, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets

•Near Huwijah, three strikes [1 or more Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, three command and control nodes, two ISIS staging areas, a weapons cache, a front-end loader, a tactical vehicle, a medium machine gun, a tunnel entrance, an ISIS UAS; and damaged three ISIS supply routes.

•Near Rawah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node, two ISIS staging areas; and damaged four ISIS supply routes.

Additionally, three strikes consisting of nine engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 22 that closed within the last 48 hours.

•Near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 230 vehicles, four ISIS containers, two weapons caches, a VBIED, a command and control node, and an IED facility.’

* See Sept 25th-26th and Sept 29th-30th press release for amended strikes

Update from Australian MoD for September 24th:

‘On 24 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device), two Daesh defensive positions and a Daesh earth moving vehicle with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 24 September:

‘Sunday 24 September – a Reaper hit a truck-bomb near Dayr az Zawr in Syria, while Tornados demolished a terrorist-held building in northern Iraq…On Sunday 24 September, a Reaper kept watch over the area north-east of Dayr az Zawr in Syria, and used a Hellfire missile to destroy a truck-bomb.  Over northern Iraq, Tornados demolished a Daesh-held building in Zawiyyah with a Paveway IV.’

September 25th- September 26th 2017
Iraq 10 strikes +2*  (13,760- 13,771)
Syria 30 strikes +3* (13,492 – 13,524)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 25, Coalition military forces conducted 40 strikes consisting of 52 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 31 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

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

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes [1 British] destroyed an ISIS headquarters and an ISIS staging area.

•Near Raqqah, 26 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 17 fighting positions, two ISIS headquarters and two vehicles.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Bayji, two strikes suppressed two ISIS fighting positions.

•Near Huwijah, three strikes [1-2 Aus] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four weapons caches, three fighting positions, two vehicles, a VBIED, a command and control node, a staging area, a supply depot, and an IED factory.

•Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

•Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a VBIED.

•Near Sinjar, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.

Additionally, 10 strikes consisting of 23 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 23-24 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 23, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS command and control node.

•On Sept. 24, near Abu Kamal, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.

•On Sept. 24, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed two fighting positions; and damaged an IED factory.

•On Sept. 24, near Huwijah, Iraq, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two chemical factories, one command and control node, two defensive fighting positions, two IEDs, four vehicles, one heavy equipment machine, two technical vehicles, one camp site, two tunnel systems and one gun truck.

•On Sept. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes destroyed an IED, an ISIS fighting position and 11 vehicles.’

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

Update from Australian MoD for September 25th:

‘On 25 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh VBIED and a Daesh defensive position with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Monday 25 September:

‘Monday 25 September – a Reaper engaged four Daesh targets near Dayr az Zawr, whilst Typhoons attacked a fifth in the same area….A Royal Air Force Reaper remotely piloted aircraft patrolled some miles to the north-east of Dayr az Zawr in Syria on Monday 25 September. Its crew tracked two terrorists and conducted a successful attack with a Hellfire missile, then struck a Daesh-held building with a GBU-12 guided bomb. A second Hellfire was employed against a group of terrorists on foot, and a third destroyed a truck carrying more extremists. Two Typhoons flew a mission in the same area and, assisted by the Reaper, delivered an attack with a Paveway IV guided bomb on a position from which rocket-propelled grenades had been fired.’

From Australian MoD on September 26th:

‘Operation OKRA–ADF Airstrikes for the period 07–21 Sep 17

Over the period 07–21 Sep 17, AirTask Group strike operations focused on supporting Iraqi Security Forces operations to clear and secure Anah, Bayji, Sharqat,
Sagrah, Rayhanah, and Rawah from Daesh forces.
On 07 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Anah. The Australian aircraft struck Daesh defensive position s and a Daesh logistics vehicle with guided munitions.
On 09 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Anah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devi ce) with a guided munition.
On 12 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Bayji. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh heavy weapons site with guided munitions.
On 15 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Sharqat and Sagrah. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh fighting positions and a Daesh VBIED with guided munitions.
On 17 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rayhanah. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh VBIED factories, a Daesh command and control facility and multiple Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.
On 19 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported IraqiSecurity Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rawah and Anah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh heavy weapon site and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) with guided munitions.’

September 26th- September 27th 2017
Iraq 11 strikes +1*  (13,772- 13,783)
Syria 37 strikes +7* (13,525 – 13,568)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 26, Coalition military forces conducted 48 strikes consisting of 54 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 37 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five vehicles.

•Near Raqqah, 35 strikes engaged 15 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 26 fighting positions, four vehicles, four ISIS supply routes, a heavy machine gun and suppressed five ISIS tactical units.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Qaim, three strikes [1 Aus] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters, an IED, and a vehicle.

•Near Huwijah, three strikes [1 Aus] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two VBIEDs, two vehicles, and two IEDs.

•Near Rawah, five strikes destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a VBIED, a VBIED factory, a VBIED storage facility and damaged an ISIS supply route.

Additionally, five strikes consisting of 14 engagements were conducted in Syria on Sept. 25 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 25, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, a fighting position, a heavy machine gun, and an IED.

•On Sept. 25, near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed 10 vehicles, six ISIS boats, three fighting positions, a command and control node, a tactical vehicle, a dump truck and damaged a fighting position.’

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

Update from Australian MoD for September 26th:

‘On 26 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Kirkuk, Hawijah and Al Qaim. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh building containing an Improvised Explosive Device, two Daesh defensive positions and a Daesh vehicle with guided munitions.’

September 27th- September 28th 2017
Iraq 9 strikes +2*  (13,784- 13,794)
Syria 35 strikes +4* +4* (13,569 – 13,611)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 27, Coalition military forces conducted 44 strikes consisting of 66 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 39 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes [1 British?] destroyed four ISIS supply routes and an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Raqqah, 33 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, a vehicle, and an ISIS headquarters; and suppressed three ISIS tactical units.

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

•Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed two weapons caches and an ISIS headquarters.

•Near Huwijah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six vehicles, an ISIS-held building, a command and control node, an ISIS staging area and a VBIED.

•Near Ramadi, two strikes [1-2 British] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six tactical vehicles and two vehicles.

Additionally, eight strikes consisting of 10 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 26 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 26, near Raqqah, Syria, seven strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 16 VBIEDs, three vehicles, two ISIS supply routes, a fighting position and suppressed two fighting positions.

•On Sept. 26, near Huwijah, Iraq, one strike destroyed 60 vehicles.’

* See Sept 28th-29th and Sept 29th-30th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 27 September:

‘Wednesday 27 September – a Reaper killed several terrorists near Dayr az Zawr; Tornados and Typhoons struck eight targets in Iraq near Ramadi, including a convoy of trucks carrying a large number of extremists…On Wednesday 27 September, a Reaper continued operations north-east of Dayr az Zawr, where it used a pair of Hellfires against a dispersed group of terrorists armed with rocket-propelled grenades. In Iraq, Tornados and Typhoons responded to reports of Daesh activity several miles south-east of Ramadi. Two groups of terrorists on foot were hit with Paveway IVs, as was a further group manning a trench. A convoy of trucks carrying a large number of terrorists had also been spotted, and our aircraft tracked down and attacked five of these vehicles using a combination of Paveways and Brimstone missiles.’

In the past week, France report 20 strikes in Iraq and Syria and 33 artillery missions

From French MoD on September 28th:

[In the past week, 20 strikes that were carried out by French planes. They were concentrated around Hawijah where command centers were targeted, but they also participated in the Battle of Rawah.

Totals since 19/09/14: 7185 sorties / 1395 strikes / 2175 objectives neutralized.
Of which since 27/09/15 in Syria: 149 strikes / 295 objectives neutralized.
Results of the TF WAGRAM from 20 to 26 September inclusive: 33 shooting missions  carried out.Total results since the beginning of the TFW mission: 1518 missions carried out.]

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL
SITUATION
En Irak et en Syrie, les fronts sont nombreux. Plusieurs opérations sont menées simultanément. Les plus importantes ont lieu :

dans l’Anbar ;
autour d’Akashat ;
dans la poche d’Hawijah ;
autour de Deir-Ez-Zor ;
à Raqqah.

Sur l’ensemble de ces fronts, Daech n’a pas rencontré le moindre succès depuis des semaines. Partout, il recule. L’organisation, la résistance et l’acharnement de sa défense dépendent essentiellement du caractère désespéré ou non de son combat.
ACTIVITE DE LA SEMAINE
Volet terrestre
En Irak, reprise des actions offensives irakienne sur plusieurs fronts simultanés
Après le succès de Tal-Afar, Akashat, déserté par Daech, est passé aux mains des Forces de sécurité irakiennes tandis que les combats dans l’Anbar ont été couronnés de succès, Anah étant tombé vendredi après une résistance désorganisée.
Les premières actions autour d’Hawijah sont engagées, même si une résistance plus forte est attendue à mesure que les forces irakiennes avanceront. Les artilleurs français de la TF Wagram participent à cette opération en appui des forces irakiennes.
En Syrie, combats acharnés à Raqqah et progression rapide vers Mayadin
Les FDS continuent d’enregistrer des progrès à Raqqah. Elles mènent maintenant des opérations simultanées dans toute la ville qui est conquise à plus de 70%. Daech est maintenant principalement retranché dans le centre, plus précisément dans la zone de l’hôpital et du stade.
A Deir-Ez-Zor, les forces fidèles au régime poursuivent leurs opérations pour reprendre la ville que les familles et les leaders de Daech ont fuie pour se diriger vers le sud-est. Deux têtes de pont ont été construites entre les rives de l’Euphrate.
Les actions de formation se poursuivent.
Les trois ans de Chammal célébrés la semaine dernière sont l’occasion de faire un premier bilan de ce volet de l’engagement français en Irak.
Depuis avril 2015, une centaine de militaires français sont déployés à Bagdad au sein des Task Force (TF) Narvik et Monsabert afin d’améliorer les capacités de commandement et les savoir-faire tactiques des troupes irakiennes.
En un peu plus de deux années, la TF Monsabert aura formé environ 1800 soldats de la 6e division d’infanterie irakienne, division confrontée quotidiennement aux modes d’action terroristes.
La TF Narvik accompagne la formation des commandos irakiens de l’Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (ICTS) qui sont en première ligne dans le combat contre Daech. Depuis sa mise en place, elle aura formé plus de 5700 soldats de l’ICTS. Ces soldats ont été engagés lors de nombreuses missions d’envergure menées contre le groupe terroriste (reprise des villes de Ramadi, Hit, Falloujah mais aussi Mossoul et Tal Afar).
L’engagement des soldats français va plus loin que la formation des soldats irakiens. Pendant ces années de présence et de soutien, les TF Narvik et Monsabert ont participé à la création d’infrastructures dédiées à des instructions spécifiques. Cet ensemble de réalisations (une salle d’instruction à la lutte EEI, une salle « piégée » pour faire des mises en situation ou encore un espace d’entraînement pédagogique) permettra à l’Irak d’entretenir des compétences incontournables pour assurer dans le long terme la sécurité des populations civiles.
Volet aérien
Cette semaine, 20 frappes qui ont été réalisées par les chasseurs français. Elles se sont concentrées autour Hawijah où des centres de commandements ont notamment été ciblés mais elles ont aussi participé à la bataille de Rawah.
SORTIES AIR hebdo :
Bilan du 20 au 26 septembre inclus :
Bilan missions AIR : 49 sorties / 20 frappes / 23 objectifs neutralisés.
Détail :

9 sorties dédiées ISR (ATL2 et Rafale) ;
1 sortie dédiées C2 ;
4 sorties RAV ;
35 sorties de bombardement (Rafale et ATL2).

Bilan total depuis le 19/09/14 : 7185 sorties / 1395 frappes /  2175 objectifs neutralisés.
Dont depuis le 27/09/15 en Syrie : 149 frappes / 295 objectifs neutralisés.
Bilan de la TF WAGRAM du 20 au 26 septembre inclus : 33 missions de tirs réalisées.
Bilan total depuis le début de la mission de la TFW : 1518 missions réalisées.’

 

September 28th- September 29th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +3*  (13,795- 13,802)
Syria 34 strikes +8* (13,612 – 13,653)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 28, Coalition military forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 37 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

•Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a mortar system; and suppressed a fighting position.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes [1-2 British] engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed two fighting positions and a supply route; and damaged a fighting position.

•Near Raqqah, 26 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed 14 fighting positions, six vehicles, an IED; and suppressed six fighting positions.

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

•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

•Near Huwijah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two staging areas, a command and control node, a headquarters and a weapons cache.

•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed two ISIS VBIED facilities.

•Near Fallujah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, six strikes consisting of nine engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 27 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•Near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

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

•Near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed 51 ISIS vehicles and five VBIEDs.’

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 28 September:

‘Thursday 28 September – a Reaper attacked three Daesh targets near Dayr az Zawr, while Tornados hit a command group south of Kirkuk…North-east of Dayr az Zawr, a Reaper delivered three attacks on Thursday 28 September: Hellfire missiles hit a sniper team and another group of terrorists, whilst a GBU-12 was used to demolish a Daesh-held building. In northern Iraq, Tornados conducted a simultaneous attack with a Paveway IV and a Brimstone on a local terrorist command group who had been identified south of Kirkuk.’

* See and Sept 29th-30th press release

From CJTFOIR on September 29th
‘Sept. 29, 2017 Release # 20170929-03 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

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

Since Coalition operations to free the people of Syria and Iraq from ISIS control began in 2014, Coalition partners have returned more than 83% of ISIS-held land to local populations and governance. The effort has liberated more than six million Syrians and Iraqis.

Despite significant successes against ISIS, combat has taken a toll on populations suffering under the militant extremists, to include the brave Iraqis and Syrians engaged in direct combat with a terrorist organization that has killed countless innocent civilians during its brutal three-year occupation.

Iraqi Security Forces, including more than 115,000 trained by Coalition partners, continue to clear the last remaining pockets of ISIS in Hawija and western Anbar Province. The October 2016 to July 2017 battle to liberate Mosul reflects a significant sacrifice by our Iraqi partners, who lost 1,200-1,500 personnel in action, with an approximate 8,000 more wounded.

The Syrian Democratic Forces, who continue to defeat ISIS in Dayr Az Zawr Province and Raqqah, have suffered similarly in efforts to rid their nation of ISIS, with approximately 1100 troops killed and 3900 more wounded in the ongoing fight.

The Coalition and our partner forces in Iraq and Syria take extraordinary care to protect the civilian population. We take all reports of civilian casualties seriously and assess all reports as thoroughly as possible. Investigations include interviewing witnesses and examining the site where possible, interviewing pilots and other personnel involved in the targeting process, reviewing strike and surveillance video, and analyzing information provided by government agencies, non-governmental reports, partner forces, and traditional and social media. We consider new information when it becomes available to ensure a thorough and continuous review process.

In the month of August, CJTF-OIR carried over 455 open reports of possible civilian casualties from previous months and received 80 new reports resulting from Coalition strikes (artillery or air) in support of partner force operations to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

During this period, the Coalition completed the assessment of 185 reports: 168 were assessed to be non-credible, three were assessed to be duplicates of previous reports, and 14 were assessed to be credible, resulting in 50 unintentional civilian deaths. To date, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 735 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. A total of 350 reports are still open and being assessed at the end of the month.

The Coalition conducted a total of 26,026 strikes that included 53,948 separate engagements between August 2014 and August 2017. During this period, the total number of reports of possible civilian casualties was 1250. The total number of credible reports of civilian casualties during this time period was 178. The percent of engagements that resulted in a report of possible civilian casualties was 2.32%. The percent of engagements that resulted in a credible report of civilian casualties was .33%.

After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed the following 168 reports as non-credible: at this time there is insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.

  1. Oct. 11, 2016, near Ash Sha’fah, Syria via Airwars report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  2. Oct. 13, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  3. Oct. 19, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  4. Oct. 20, 2016, near Hadba, Iraq via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  5. Oct. 24, 2016, near Ba’shiqa, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  6. Oct. 26, 2016, near Ba’shiqa, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  7. Nov. 21, 2016, near Mazra’at Al Assadiya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  8. Dec. 5, 2016, near Jarniyah (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  9. Jan. 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  10. Jan. 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  11. Jan. 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  12. Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  13. Jan. 5, 2017, Near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  14. Jan. 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  15. Jan. 7, 2017, near Khisham (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  16. Jan. 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  17. Jan. 7, 2017, near Mosul Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  18. Jan. 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  19. Jan. 7, 2017, near Al Ghadban (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  20. Jan. 8, 2017, near Hawija, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  21. Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  22. Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  23. Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  24. Jan. 9, 2017, near Hattash (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  25. Jan. 9, 2017, near Harmala (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  26. Jan. 9, 2017, near Raqqah Al Samra (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  27. Jan. 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  28. Jan. 9, 2017, near Kabish (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  29. Jan. 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  30. Jan. 11, 2017, near Debsi Afnan (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  31. Jan. 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  32. Jan. 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  33. Jan. 11, 2017, near Al Rashid (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  34. Jan. 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  35. Jan. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  36. Jan. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  37. Jan. 17, 2017, near Al Bab (Aleppo), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  38. Jan. 18, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  39. Jan. 19, 2017, near Sweidiya Kabira (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  40. Jan. 21, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  41. Jan. 25, 2017, near Taadif (Aleppo), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  42. Jan. 26, 2017, near Hunaida (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  43. Jan. 26, 2017, near Al Ghakkah (Al Shaddadi), Syria, via Airwars report: Airwars rescinded the allegation after additional information revealed that the casualty was an ISIS member.
  44. Jan. 27, 2017, near Baza’a (Aleppo), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  45. Jan. 27, 2017, near Shanina (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  46. Jan. 29, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  47. Jan. 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  48. Jan. 31, 2017, near Al Qata (Abu Kamal), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  49. Jan. 31, 2017, near Sbeikhan (Al Mayadin), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  50. Feb. 5, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Al Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  51. Feb. 6, 2017, near Minkhar Mountain (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  52. Feb. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  53. Feb. 9, 2017, near Assadiya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  54. Feb. 10, 2017, near Al Mansoura (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  55. Feb. 11, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  56. Feb. 11, 2017, near Hamra Nasser (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  57. Feb. 13, 2017, near Al Bab (Aleppo), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  58. Feb. 13, 2017, near Hunaida (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  59. Feb. 13, 2017, near Al Mansoura (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  60. Feb. 14, 2017, near Al Bab (Aleppo), Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  61. Feb. 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  62. Feb. 16, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  63. Feb. 16, 2017, near Al Bab (Aleppo), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  64. Feb. 17, 2017, near Suwaydiya Saghirah (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  65. Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  66. Feb. 19, 2017, near Khatouniya and Salhabiya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  67. Feb. 20, 2017, near Jalaa (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  68. Feb. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  69. Feb. 21, 2017, near Al Sahamiya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  70. Feb. 21, 2017, near Fatatish (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  71. Feb. 21, 2017, near Ma’dan (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  72. Feb. 21, 2017, near Hazima and Al Abbara (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  73. Feb. 21, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  74. Feb. 22, 2017, near Abu Khashab Al Farrar (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  75. Feb. 22, 2017, near Al-Qahtaniyah (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  76. Feb. 22, 2017, near Kabsh Sharqi (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  77. Feb. 22, 2017, near Al Salhabiya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  78. Feb. 22, 2017, near Jleib Khalil (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  79. Feb. 23, 2017, near Al Barouda (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  80. Feb. 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  81. Feb. 24, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  82. Feb. 24, 2017, near Kashrat Sheiykh al Juma’a (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  83. Feb. 25, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  84. Feb. 25, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  85. Feb. 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  86. Feb. 27, 2017, near Hatla (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  87. Feb. 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  88. Feb. 27, 2017, near Al Mansoura (Raqqah), Syria, via Airways report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  89. Feb. 28, 2017, near Kasrat al Faraj (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  90. Feb. 28, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Al Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  91. March 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  92. May 6, 2017, between Al Jizera and Al Shamiyah (Raqqah), Syria, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  93. May 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  94. May 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  95. May 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  96. June 1, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: The casualty reported in this allegation was a result of a landmine. The Coalition does not use landmines, therefore this allegation was deemed non-credible.
  97. June 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  98. June 4, 2017, near Anah, Iraq, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  99. June 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  100. June 7, 2017, near Qalaat Jabbar (Raqqah), Syria, via NGO report: The casualty reported in this allegation was a result of a landmine. The Coalition does not use landmines, therefore this allegation was deemed non-credible.
  101. June 8, 2017, near Al Quriyah (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  102. June 8, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  103. June 8, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via NGO report: The casualty reported in this allegation was a result of a landmine. The Coalition does not use landmines, therefore this allegation was deemed non-credible.
  104. June 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  105. June 12, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  106. June 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  107. June 14, 2017, near Kashrat Sheiykh al Juma’a (Raqqah), Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  108. June 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  109. June 15, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  110. June 15, 2017, near Kashrat Sheiykh al Juma’a (Raqqah), Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  111. June 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  112. June 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  113. June 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  114. June 17, 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 geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  115. June 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  116. June 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  117. June 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  118. June 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars and social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  119. June 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media reports: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility
  120. June 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  121. July 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  122. July 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  123. July 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike. (1108)
  124. July 8, 2017, near Al Bougha (Raqqah), Syria, via NGO report: The casualty reported in this allegation was a result of a landmine. The Coalition does not use landmines, therefore this allegation was deemed non-credible.
  125. July 17, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  126. July 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  127. July 17, 2017, near Abu Al Hamam (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via NGO report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  128. July 17, 2017, near Al Rafqah (Raqqah) Syria, via NGO report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  129. July 18, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  130. July 20, 2017, near Zor Shamer (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars and social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties
  131. July 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  132. July 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  133. July 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  134. July 24, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  135. July 25, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  136. July 26, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  137. July 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  138. July 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  139. July 29, 2017, near Raqqah Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  140. July 30, 2017, near Hawija, Iraq, via Airwars and social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  141. Aug. 1, 2017, near Al Kamsheh (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via Airwars and media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  142. Aug. 1, 2017, near Ashara (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  143. Aug. 1, 2017, near Al Showeit (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  144. Aug. 1, 2017, near Al Doweir (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  145. Aug. 2, 2017, near Al Mazara’ (Tal Afar), Iraq, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  146. Aug. 3, 2017, near Karabla (Al Qa’im), Iraq, via Airwars and social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  147. Aug. 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  148. Aug. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via ISIS media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  149. Aug. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via ISIS media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  150. Aug. 6, 2017, near Markadah, Syria, via self-report: After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.
  151. Aug. 9, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars and social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  152. Aug. 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  153. Aug. 9, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  154. Aug. 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via ISIS media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  155. Aug. 10, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  156. Aug. 10, 2017, near Al Tibni (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  157. Aug. 14, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  158. Aug. 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via ISIS media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  159. Aug. 15, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via ISIS media and social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  160. Aug. 15, 2017, near Al Dar’ia (Raqqah), Syria, via social media and media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  161. Aug. 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via ISIS media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  162. Aug. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  163. Aug. 16, 2017, near Baghdad, Iraq, via media report: The casualty reported in this allegation was a result of a sticky bomb. The Coalition does not use sticky bombs, therefore this allegation was deemed non-credible.
  164. Aug. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  165. Aug. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  166. Aug. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
  167. Aug. 18, 2017, near Ar Rutba, Iraq, via Airwars and social media report: After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.
  168. Reported on Aug. 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report: The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

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

  1. Feb. 9, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report: This allegation is a duplicate of credible report #3 in the April 30, 2017, CJTF-OIR press release.
  2. March 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report: This allegation is a duplicate of noncredible report #91 in this press release.
  3. March 21, 2017, near Al Mansoura (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report: This allegation is a duplicate of non-credible report #77 in the July 7, 2017, CJTF-OIR press release.

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. 14 reports were assessed to be credible resulting in the unintentional death of 50 civilians.

A credible assessment means it is more likely than not a Coalition strike resulted in a civilian casualty.  In each of the incidents below, the investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties unfortunately occurred.

  1. April 22, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report: This previously closed allegation was re-opened after the family provided additional information to the Coalition. During a strike on a former residential use building that was being used by ISIS as an explosives storage facility, it was assessed that four civilians were unintentionally killed.
  2. Oct. 2, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report: During a strike against an ISIS headquarters structure, it was assessed that 10 civilians were unintentionally killed.
  3. March 21, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via social media report: During a strike against ISIS headquarters structure, staging facility and internet café, it was assessed that 10 civilians were unintentionally killed.
  4. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike against an ISIS formation, it was assessed that seven civilians were unintentionally killed.
  5. June 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS vehicle, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally injured.
  6. June 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS defensive fighting position, it was assessed that four civilians were unintentionally killed.
  7. June 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS artillery position, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed.
  8. June 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS artillery position located inside a mosque, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.
  9. June 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters structure, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally injured.
  10. June 26, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS IED factory, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally injured.
  11. June 30, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS heavy equipment, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.
  12. July 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS headquarters structure and explosives storage facility, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.
  13. July 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS tunnel system, it was assessed that 10 civilians were unintentionally killed.
  14. July 16, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via self-report: During a strike on an ISIS vehicle, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally injured.

 

Currently, 350 reports of civilian casualties are still being assessed:

  1. Feb. 23, 2015, near Ain Issa, Syria, via Airwars report.
  2. July 9, 2015, near Al Hasakah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  3. Aug. 3, 2015, near Al Hasakah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  4. Aug. 24, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  5. Nov. 24, 2015, near Abu Jarbua, Syria, via Airwars report.
  6. Jan. 12, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  7. Feb. 23, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  8. April 18, 2016, near Sudayrah, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  9. May 19, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  10. May 28, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  11. June 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  12. June 2, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  13. Oct. 6, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  14. Oct. 9, 2016, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via Airwars report.
  15. Oct. 16, 2016, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.
  16. Oct. 17, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  17. Oct. 17, 2016, near Makkuk, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  18. Oct. 18, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  19. Oct. 24, 2016, near Tilkaif, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  20. Oct. 26, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  21. Oct. 30, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  22. Nov. 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  23. Nov. 4, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  24. Nov. 4, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  25. Nov. 6, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  26. Nov. 7, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  27. Nov. 7, 2016, near Khunayz, Syria, via Airwars report.
  28. Nov. 17, 2016, near Hazima, Syria, via Airwars report.
  29. Nov. 18, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  30. Nov. 19, 2016, near Tal al Samn, Syria, via Airwars report.
  31. Nov. 19, 2016, near Al Abbarah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  32. Nov. 24, 2016, near Jarniyah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  33. Nov. 28, 2016, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.
  34. Dec. 5, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  35. Dec. 6, 2016, near Al Abbarah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  36. Dec. 9, 2016, near M’ezilah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  37. Dec. 23, 2016, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  38. Dec. 23, 2016, near Suwaydiya Saghirah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  39. Dec. 27, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  40. Dec. 29, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.
  41. Jan. 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  42. Jan 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  43. Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  44. Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  45. Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  46. Jan. 6, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  47. Jan. 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  48. Jan. 6, 2017, near Sowaydiya Kabira, Syria, via Airwars report.
  49. Jan. 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  50. Jan. 7, 2017, near Raqqa, Syria, via Airwars report.
  51. Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  52. Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  53. Jan. 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  54. Jan. 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  55. Jan. 12, 2017, near Bza’a, Syria, via Airwars report.
  56. Jan. 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  57. Jan. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  58. Jan. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  59. Jan. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  60. Jan. 14, 2017, near Al Mayadeen, Syria, via Airwars report.
  61. Jan. 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  62. Jan. 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  63. Jan. 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  64. Jan. 17, 2017, near al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  65. Jan. 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  66. Jan. 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  67. Jan. 18, 2017, near Al Zab, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  68. Jan. 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  69. Jan. 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  70. Jan. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  71. Jan. 21, 2017, near Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  72. Jan. 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  73. Jan. 22, 2017, near Al Bab (Aleppo), Syria, via Airwars report.
  74. Jan. 25, 2017, near Sahil al Khashab, Syria, via Airwars report.
  75. Jan. 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  76. Jan. 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  77. Jan. 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  78. Jan. 30, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  79. Jan. 30, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  80. Feb. 4, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  81. Feb. 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  82. Feb. 10, 2017, near Hatra, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  83. Feb. 11, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  84. Feb. 12, 2017 near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  85. Feb. 12, 2017, near Al Bab (Aleppo), Syria, via Airwars report.
  86. Feb. 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  87. Feb. 14, near Qasr Al Matran (Mosul), Iraq, via Airwars report.
  88. Feb. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  89. Feb. 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  90. Feb. 16, 2017, near Kabsh Sharqi, Syria, via Airwars report.
  91. Feb. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  92. Feb. 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  93. Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  94. Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  95. Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  96. Feb. 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  97. Feb. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  98. Feb. 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.
  99. Feb. 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  100. Feb. 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  101. Feb. 24, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  102. Feb. 24, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  103. Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  104. Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  105. Feb. 25, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Al Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  106. Feb. 25, 2017, near Khatouniya, Syria, via Airwars report.
  107. Feb. 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  108. Feb. 27, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  109. Feb. 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  110. Feb. 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  111. March 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  112. March 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  113. March 1, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  114. March 1, 2017, near Kashrat Sheiykh al Juma’a, Syria, via Airwars report.
  115. March 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  116. March 2, 2017, near Al Rasafa, Syria, via Airwars report.
  117. March 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  118. March 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  119. March 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  120. March 3, 2017, near Al Rasafa, Syria, via Airwars report.
  121. March 3, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  122. March 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  123. March 4, 2017, near Hamrat Nasser, Syria, via Airwars report.
  124. March 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  125. March 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  126. March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  127. March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  128. March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  129. March 6, 2017, near Kudayran, Syria, via Airwars report.
  130. March 6, 2017, near Khatouniya, Syria, via Airwars report.
  131. March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  132. March 7, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  133. March 7, 2017, near Al Salhabiya, Syria, via Airwars report.
  134. March 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  135. March 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  136. March 8, 2017, near Ratla, Syria, via Airwars report.
  137. March 8, 2017, near Al Haws, Syria, via Airwars report.
  138. March 8, 2017, near Al Karamah, Syria via Airwars report.
  139. March 8, 2017, near Al Rashid, Syria, via Airwars report.
  140. March 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  141. March 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  142. March 9, 2017, near Al Karamah, Syria via Airwars report.
  143. March 9, 2017, near Koi Sanjaq, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  144. March 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  145. March 10, 2017, near Hamrat Balassim, Syria, via Airwars report.
  146. March 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  147. March 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  148. March 10, 2017, near Al Qahtaniyah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  149. March 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  150. March 11, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.
  151. March 11, 2017, near Al Karamah and Al Ghassaniyah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  152. March 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  153. March 12, 2017, near Al Karamah and Al Ghassaniyah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  154. March 12, 2017, near Kasrat al Faraj, Syria, via Airwars report
  155. March 12, 2017, near Al Haws, Syria, via Airwars report.
  156. March 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  157. March 13, 2017, near Zor Shammar, Syria, via Airwars report.
  158. March 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  159. March 13, 2017, near Al Mosul Al Jadida, Iraq, via NGO report.
  160. March 13, 2017, near Rajim Hadid (Mosul), Iraq, via NGO report.
  161. March 14, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Al Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  162. March 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  163. March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  164. March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  165. March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  166. March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  167. March 15, 2017, near Jadidat Khabour (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  168. March 15, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Al Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  169. March 16, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.
  170. March 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  171. March 16, 2017, near the Euphrates Dam, Syria, via Airwars report.
  172. March 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  173. March 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  174. March 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  175. March 17, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.
  176. March 17, 2017, near Zor Shammar, Syria, via Airwars report.
  177. March 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  178. March 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  179. March 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  180. March 18, 2017, near Al A’kiershi (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  181. March 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  182. March 18, 2017, near Al Maghla Bridge (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  183. March 19, 2017, near Al Andalus (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  184. March 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  185. March 19, 2017, near Hamrat Balassim (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  186. March 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.
  187. March 20, 2017, near Al Tabaqah, Iraq, via social media report.
  188. March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  189. March 20, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Al Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  190. March 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  191. March 20, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Al Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  192. March 20, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Al Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  193. March 20, 2017, near Kashrat Sheiykh al Juma’a (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  194. March 20, 2017, near Al Sabkhah (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report
  195. March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  196. March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  197. March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  198. March 20, 2017, near Anah al Jadidah, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  199. March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  200. March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  201. March 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  202. March 21, 2017, near Al Jadida, Syria, via Airwars report.
  203. March 21, near Al Thawrah (Al Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  204. March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  205. March 21, 2017, near Al Jadida (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  206. March 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  207. March 22, 2017, near Fukhayka (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  208. March 22, 2017, near Ratlan, Syria, via Airwars report.
  209. March 22, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  210. March 22, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  211. March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  212. March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  213. March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  214. March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report
  215. March 23, 2017, near Hamrat Bouwaitiya, Syria, via Airwars report.
  216. March 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  217. March 23, 2017, near Sabkhah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  218. March 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  219. March 24, 207, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  220. March 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  221. March 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  222. March 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  223. March 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  224. March 25, 2017, near Mudar, Syria, via Airwars report.
  225. March 25, 2017, near Sho’aib al Thakr (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  226. March 25, 2017, near Zor Shamer (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  227. March 25, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  228. March 25, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  229. March 25, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.
  230. March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  231. March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  232. March 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  233. March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  234. March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  235. March 26, 2017, near Al-Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  236. March 27, 2017, near the Euphrates Dam, Syria, via Airwars report.
  237. March 27, 2017, near Al-Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  238. March 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  239. March 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  240. March 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  241. March 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  242. March 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  243. March 28, 2017, near Mudar, Syria, via Airwars report.
  244. March 28, 2017, near Khatouniya, Syria, via Airwars report.
  245. March 28, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via Airwars report.
  246. March 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  247. March 29, 2017, near Sho’aib al Thakr (Raqqah), Syria via Airwars report.
  248. March 29, 2017, near Al Rihyyat (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  249. March 29, 2017, near Wadi Sha’aba (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  250. March 29, 2017, near Al Sabha (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via Airwars report.
  251. March 29, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.
  252. March 30, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.
  253. March 30, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.
  254. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report
  255. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  256. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  257. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  258. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  259. March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  260. March 30, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.
  261. March 30, 2017, near Tishreen Dam (Manbij), Syria, via Airwars report.
  262. March 30, 2017, near Al Huzaymah (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  263. March 30, 2017, near Salhabiya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
  264. March 30, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.
  265. March 31, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.
  266. March 31, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  267. March 31, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
  268. April 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.
  269. April 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.
  270. April 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.
  271. May 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.
  272. May 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.
  273. May 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.
  274. May 28, 2017 near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.
  275. May 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  276. June 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  277. June 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.
  278. June 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.
  279. June 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  280. June 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  281. June 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  282. June 15, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report.
  283. June 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.
  284. June 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.
  285. June 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.
  286. Jun 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.
  287. June 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.
  288. June 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.
  289. June 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.
  290. June 23, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report.
  291. June 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.
  292. June 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via social media report.
  293. June 25, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via media report.
  294. June 25, 2017, near Al Quriyah (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via self-report.
  295. June 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.
  296. June 26, 2017, near Al Quriyah (Dayr Az Zawr), Syria, via social media report.
  297. June 26, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via media report.
  298. June 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.
  299. June 29, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via social media report.
  300. July 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.
  301. July 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, NGO report.
  302. July 4, 2017, near Kishkish Zeyanat (Hasakah), Syria, via self-report report.
  303. July 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.
  304. July 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report.
  305. July 12, 2017, near Kishkish Zeyanat (Hasakah), Syria, via social media report.
  306. July 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via social media report.
  307. July 16, 2017, near Kishkish Zeyanat (Hasakah), Syria, via social media report.
  308. July 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.
  309. July 21, 2017, near, Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.
  310. July 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  311. July 24, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via self-report.
  312. July 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.
  313. July 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.
  314. July 26, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report.
  315. July 28, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via social media report.
  316. July 28, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, social media report.
  317. July 28, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via social media report.
  318. July 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  319. July 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  320. July 29, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via social media report.
  321. July 29, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via social media report.
  322. July 31, 2017, near Rawa, Iraq, via social media report.
  323. July 31, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via ISIS media report.
  324. Aug. 1, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report.
  325. Aug. 1, 2017, near Kadiya IDP Camp (Duhok), Iraq, via self-report.
  326. Aug. 2, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.
  327. Aug. 3, 2017, near Al Kawm (As Sukhnah), Syria, via self-report.
  328. Aug. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.
  329. Aug. 5, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via self-report.
  330. Aug. 6, 2017, near Marqadah (Hassakah), Syria, via self-report.
  331. Aug. 7, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  332. Aug. 7, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via social media report.
  333. Aug. 10, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via self-report.
  334. Aug. 12, 2017, near Al Mazara’ (Tal Afar), Iraq, via social media report.
  335. Aug. 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  336. Aug. 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  337. Aug. 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  338. Aug. 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.
  339. Aug. 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  340. Aug. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.
  341. Aug. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  342. Aug. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  343. Aug. 19, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via self-report.
  344. Aug. 19, 2017, near Al Jis’a (Ash Shaddadi), Syria, via social media report.
  345. Aug. 20, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via self-report.
  346. Aug. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  347. Aug. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.
  348. Aug. 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.
  349. Aug. 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
  350. Aug. 27, 2017, near Ash Shadaddi, Syria, via Airwars report.’

 

September 29th- September 30th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +2*  (13,803 – 13,810)
Syria 28 strikes +4* (13,654 – 13,685)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sept. 29, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 43 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, 3 strikes engaged four ISIS units and destroyed three vehicles.
•Near Raqqah, 25 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed 21 fighting positions, 17 vehicles and a heavy machine gun.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area and an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Bayji, one strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and a mortar team.
•Near Huwijah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two tunnels; and damaged four ISIS supply routes.
•Near Tuz, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, a heavy machine gun, and a fighting position.

Additionally, 19 strikes consisting of 42 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 10-28 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Sept. 10, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•On Sept. 14, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•On Sept. 18, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•On Sept. 24, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•On Sept. 27, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle, a logistics node and a headquarters.
•On Sept. 28, near Al Asad, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six vehicles.
•On Sept. 28, near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 29 vehicles, seven fighting positions, two tunnel entrances, two weapons caches, a command and control node, a staging area, a medium machine gun, a headquarters, and an ISIS-held building.
•On Sept. 28, near Raqqah, Syria, eight strikes destroyed two ISIS fighting positions; and suppressed six fighting positions.

* See Sept 30th – Oct 1st press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Friday 29 September:

‘Friday 29 September – Tornados and Typhoons hit four terrorist positions south of Kirkuk, and a headquarters near Tikrit…Tornados and Typhoons flew further missions south of Kirkuk the following day [Sept 29th], when they hit a number of terrorists concealed in woodland, two entrenched positions, and a Daesh-held building. Our aircraft also used a single Paveway IV to destroy a small headquarters located in the hills to the north-east of Tikrit.’

September 30th- October 1st 2017
Iraq 10 strikes   (13,811 – 13,820)
Syria 33 strikes  (13,686 – 13,718)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS, FRENCH

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Sep. 30 and Oct.1, Coalition military forces conducted 69 strikes consisting of 88 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 30, Coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed an ISIS well head and engaged two tactical units.

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

• Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroyed 20 fighting positions and a supply route, and suppressed 10 fighting positions.

In Syria, on Oct. 1, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters.

• Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 16 fighting positions, 11 vehicles; and disrupted two supply routes.

In Iraq, on Sept. 30, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Bayji, five strikes [1 Aus?] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four weapons caches and two mortar systems.

• Near Huwijah, three strikes [1 Aus?] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 10 vehicles and two command and control nodes.

• Near Rawah, one strike [1 British] destroyed an ISIS VBIED factory.

• Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, on Oct. 1, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of 7 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Huwijah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two weapons caches, two command and control nodes, a VBIED facility, a VBIED; and suppressed a tactical unit.

Additionally, 15 strikes consisting of 28 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 2-4 and Sept. 29.

• On Aug. 2, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes destroyed two ISIS fighting positions; and suppressed four fighting positions.

• On Aug. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes suppressed 10 ISIS fighting positions.

• On Aug. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes suppressed seven ISIS fighting positions.

• On Sept. 29, near Bayji, Iraq, two strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions, a vehicle and a generator.

• On Sept. 29, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed four ISIS supply routes and four communication networks.’

 

From French MoD on October 13th:

[On the weekend of September 30 and October 1, 2017, the first patrol composed of two Rafale Air and two Rafale Marine took off from the Projected Air Base in the Levant to strike one of the last bastions of Daesh on the Euphrates. Multiple strikes simultaneously neutralized a Daesh command post in the Rawah area; a further major blow to the enemy’s capabilities on the enemy’s area, allowing Iraqi troops to advance to the ground and reclaiming their territory.]

Chammal : aviateurs et marins ensemble au combat

Mise à jour : 13/10/2017
Depuis le 26 septembre 2017, quatre Rafale Marine ont été déployés sur la base aérienne projetée au Levant, aux côtés de quatre Rafale Air. Ce détachement de Rafale air et marine est le troisième et dernier plot mixte de l’année qui n’a pas tardé pour faire ses débuts sur le théâtre d‘opérations.

Ainsi, le week-end du 30 septembre et 1er octobre 2017, la première patrouille composée de deux Rafale Air et de deux Rafale Marine a décollé depuis la Base Aérienne Projetée au Levant afin de frapper l’un des derniers bastions de Daech sur l’Euphrate.

Les multiples frappes simultanées ont permis de neutraliser un poste de commandement de Daech dans la région de Rawah ; un nouveau coup important porté aux capacités sur zone de l’ennemi, permettant la progression des troupes irakiennes au sol et la reconquête de leur territoire.

Au sein de la base aérienne projetée comme dans les airs, l’interopérabilité des aviateurs et des marins est totale, garantissant une efficacité maximale. Pilotes, mécaniciens, armuriers ou fusiliers ont de suite trouvé leurs marques pour permettre aux premières patrouilles d’agir rapidement pour assurer leurs missions d’appui aérien ou de frappes planifiées sur l’ensemble de la zone d’opérations.

Si les Rafale Marine et Air diffèrent sensiblement d’un point de vue technique, c’est la mission qui rassemble aviateurs et marins : défaire Daech. Sur le théâtre d’opération Chammal, une excellente entente au quotidien traduit l’échange de culture entre les armées, et scelle le début du dernier plot mixte de l’année 2017 sur la Base Aérienne Projetée au Levant.

Lancée depuis le 19 septembre 2014, l’opération Chammal représente la participation française à l’opération Inherent Resolve et mobilise aujourd’hui près de 1 200 militaires. A la demande du gouvernement irakien et en coordination avec les alliés de la France présents dans la région, l’opération Chammal repose sur deux piliers complémentaires : un pilier « formation » au profit d’unités de sécurité nationales irakiennes et un pilier « appui » consistant à soutenir l’action des forces locales engagées au sol contre Daech et à frapper les capacités militaires du groupe terroriste.’

Update from Australian MoD for September 30th:

‘On 30 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Hawijah and Bayji. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 30 October:

‘Saturday 30 September – Tornados destroyed a truck-bomb factory in western Iraq…On Saturday 30 September, two Tornados, armed with Paveway IVs, destroyed a truck-bomb factory located on the southern bank of the Euphrates in western Iraq.’

Australian MoD summary for September 2017:

AFCENT summary for September 2017: