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French MoD for May 29, 2019 – June 4, 2019
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Report Date

June 4, 2019

Notes

For May 29th to June 4th, French aircraft based in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates continued their action against ISIS. Aircraft carried out 20 sorties.

CHAMMAL
SITUATION MILITAIRE DU THÉÂTRE
L’opération Chammal, volet français de l’Opération Inherent Resolve (OIR), poursuit sa mission de lutte contre Daech et continue à appuyer, en Syrie, les Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS), et en Irak les Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes (FSI).
En Irak, dans le Nord Est syrien et dans la Moyenne Vallée de l’Euphrate, la situation sécuritaire est stable. Les FSI comme les FDS y maintiennent la pression contre Daesh par le biais de différentes opérations de ratissage et de sécurisation.

ACTIVITÉ DE LA FORCE
La France poursuit son engagement au sein du pilier appui de la coalition à travers la poursuite des opérations aériennes, et au sein du pilier « formation ».
Sorties air hebdomadaires (bilan du 29 mai au 04 juin inclus)
Les aéronefs français basés en Jordanie et aux Émirats arabes unis poursuivent leurs actions contre Daech, au sein de la coalition.
Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 20 sorties aériennes.

 

UN PARCOURS CONTRE-IED DANS L’ENCEINTE DE LA 6E DIVISION
La Task Force Monsabert a mis en place depuis quelques semaines une formation pratique spécifique à la lutte contre les engins explosifs improvisés. Cet outil pédagogique, qui prend la forme d’un parcours, permet aux unités de la 6e division irakienne d’acquérir les savoir-faire spécifiques et les réactions adaptées contre la menace des engins explosifs improvisés (IED) de façon collective. En effet, en Irak, les soldats ont pour l’instant été formés et évalués par la Coalition sur l’acquisition individuelle des procédures contre-IED.
Ce parcours d’entraînement a été défini par les spécialistes EOD de la Task Force Monsabert après plusieurs semaines de recherches, en collaboration avec le bataillon du génie irakien. La piste contre-IED créée est réaliste et propice à la mise en œuvre de cas concrets à pieds ou en véhicule. Évolutive, elle permet de s’adapter au niveau des soldats avec la mise en place d’incidents IED plus ou moins difficiles à gérer.
Cinq niveaux de scénarios, allant du plus courant (reconnaissance d’axe sans incident) au plus compliqué (attaque IED sur un convoi suivi par des tirs d’insurgés), sont proposés. Ainsi, les deux derniers scénarios permettent l’intégration interarmes et le travail des spécialistes EOD du bataillon du génie ou des infirmiers de la division.
Le 31 mai 2019, la TF Monsabert a terminé la quatrième formation C-IED, au profit de diverses unités, par une démonstration d’envergure sur le parcours de la 6e division à laquelle ont assisté une centaine de personnes. Elle a mis en évidence l’intérêt de la coordination interarmes et de l’application des mesures de sauvegardes C-IED. La combinaison des deux contribue à augmenter l’efficacité des unités sur le terrain et à diminuer le risque face à cette menace.

CJTF–OIR for May 5, 2019 – June 3, 2019
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Report Date

June 3, 2019

CJTF-OIR Strike Summary May 5 – June 3, 2019

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to target and pursue the enduring defeat of Daesh.
CJTF-OIR and partner forces have liberated nearly 110,000 square kilometers (42,471 square miles) from Daesh. As a result, 7.7 million people no longer live under Daesh oppression. CJTF-OIR remains committed to the enduring defeat of Daesh to improve conditions for peace and stability in the region and to protect all our homelands from the Daesh terrorist threat.

Strike Summary

Between May 5 – June 3, 2019, CJTF-OIR conducted 11 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against Daesh targets.

In Iraq, CJTF-OIR conducted 11 strikes consisting of 34 engagements, engaged 16 Daesh tactical units, destroyed 21 caves, two vehicles and one bed-down location.
There were no strikes conducted in Syria.

Between May 5 – June 3, 2019, CJTF-OIR detected 18 strikes from other actors that crossed the Euphrates River Valley. CJTF-OIR is committed to avoiding and in every case minimizing civilian casualties; CJTF-OIR calls on all other actors in the area to observe the same precautions.

This Coalition strike release contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery and ground-based tactical artillery.

A strike, as defined in the Coalition release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect in that location. For example, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone Daesh vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of Daesh-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined.

CJTF-OIR does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. The information used to compile the daily strike releases is based on ‘Z’ or Greenwich Mean Time.

Report Date

June 3, 2019

Report Summary

  • 11 total strikes
  • 11 in Iraq

Confirmed Actions

US

CJTF-OIR Strike Summary May 5 - June 3, 2019

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to target and pursue the enduring defeat of Daesh.

CJTF-OIR and partner forces have liberated nearly 110,000 square kilometers (42,471 square miles) from Daesh. As a result, 7.7 million people no longer live under Daesh oppression. CJTF-OIR remains committed to the enduring defeat of Daesh to improve conditions for peace and stability in the region and to protect all our homelands from the Daesh terrorist threat.

Strike Summary

Between May 5 – June 3, 2019, CJTF-OIR conducted 11 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against Daesh targets.

May 5, 2019 – June 3, 2019
Iraq: 11 strikes
In Iraq, CJTF-OIR conducted 11 strikes consisting of 34 engagements, engaged 16 Daesh tactical units, destroyed 21 caves, two vehicles and one bed-down location.

There were no strikes conducted in Syria.

Between May 5 - June 3, 2019, CJTF-OIR detected 18 strikes from other actors that crossed the Euphrates River Valley. CJTF-OIR is committed to avoiding and in every case minimizing civilian casualties; CJTF-OIR calls on all other actors in the area to observe the same precautions.

This Coalition strike release contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery and ground-based tactical artillery.

A strike, as defined in the Coalition release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect in that location. For example, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone Daesh vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of Daesh-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined.

CJTF-OIR does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. The information used to compile the daily strike releases is based on 'Z' or Greenwich Mean Time.

French MoD for May 22, 2019 – May 28, 2019
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Report Date

May 28, 2019

Notes

For May 22nd-May 28th, France report 20 air sorties but no strikes.

CHAMMAL
SITUATION MILITAIRE DU THÉÂTRE

L’opération Chammal, volet français de l’Opération Inherent Resolve (OIR), poursuit sa mission de lutte contre Daech et continue à appuyer, en Syrie, les Forces Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS), et en Irak les Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes (FSI).
Les FSI comme les FDS maintiennent la pression contre Daesh par le biais de différentes opérations de ratissage et de sécurisation.
En Irak, dans le Nord Est syrien et dans la Moyenne Vallée de l’Euphrate, où les FDS travaillent activement au déminage et à la dépollution des explosifs de guerre, la situation sécuritaire est globalement stable.

ACTIVITÉ DE LA FORCE

La France poursuit son engagement au sein du pilier appui de la coalition à travers la poursuite des opérations aériennes, et au sein du pilier « formation ».
Sorties air hebdomadaires (bilan du 22 au 28 mai inclus)
Les aéronefs français basés en Jordanie et aux Émirats arabes unis poursuivent leurs actions contre Daech, au sein de la coalition.
Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 20 sorties aériennes.

AFRICOM for May 27, 2019 – May 27, 2019
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Report Date

May 27, 2019

Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. airstrikes continue to target al-Shabaab, ISIS-Somalia

 

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the Golis Mountains, Somalia, on May 26, 2019.

 

This is the sixth airstrike in the last month against ISIS-Somalia and al-Shabaab in the Golis Mountains.

 

“Airstrikes create additional time and space for continued incremental progress in Somalia,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Huston, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command. “The last few days presented opportunities to successfully reduce terrorist influence and activity.”

 

Precision airstrikes such as these support Somali security forces efforts to protect the Somali people from terrorism while creating opportunities for increased governance to take hold. The Golis Mountains are a known area for terrorist camps and ongoing fighting between the two terrorist groups.

 

At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed three (3) militants.

 

Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.  Our process and procedures allow for additional information to inform post-strike analysis.

 

U.S. Africa Command will continue to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for long-term security in Somalia from AMISOM to the Federal Government of Somalia and its Member States.  In support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia, AMISOM, and Somali National Army forces.

AFRICOM for May 25, 2019 – May 25, 2019
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Report Date

May 25, 2019

Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. target al-Shabaab network

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabaab militants in the Golis Mountains, Somalia, on May 24, 2019.

 

“Persistent pressure on the network ensures the threat is contained while degrading Al Shabaab capabilities,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert Huston, deputy director of operations, U.S. Africa Command. “We will continue to provide assistance to the Federal Government of Somalia.”

 

Precision airstrikes such as these support Somali security forces efforts to protect the Somali people from terrorism while creating opportunities for increased governance to take hold. The Golis Mountains are a known area for al-Shabaab camps and ongoing fighting between al-Shabaab and ISIS-Somalia.

 

At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed three (3) militants.

 

Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.  Our process and procedures allow for additional information to inform post-strike analysis.

 

U.S. Africa Command will continue to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for long-term security in Somalia from AMISOM to the Federal Government of Somalia and its Member States.  In support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia, AMISOM, and Somali National Army forces.

AFRICOM for May 24, 2019 – May 24, 2019
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Annotated

Report Date

May 24, 2019

Airstrike Degrades al-Shabaab network

 

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted one airstrike near Baled Amin, in the Lower Shabelle region, Somalia, against al-Shabaab militants on May 22, 2019.

 

“We continue to work closely with the Somali government and security forces to target terrorists whose tactics place innocent people at risk,” said RDML Heidi K. Berg, director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command.

 

Precision airstrikes such as these support Somali security forces efforts to protect the Somali people from terrorism while creating opportunities for increased governance to take hold. Al-Shabaab has previously used the rural areas surrounding Baled Amin as a staging area for attacks against Somali security forces and innocent Somali civilians.

 

At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed two (2) terrorists. A detailed post-strike analysis continues and more details may be released as appropriate.

 

Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.  Our process and procedures allow for additional information to inform post-strike analysis.

 

U.S. Africa Command will continue to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for long-term security in Somalia from AMISOM to the Federal Government of Somalia and its Member States.  In support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia, AMISOM, and Somali National Army forces.

AFRICOM for May 23, 2019 – May 23, 2019
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Report Date

May 23, 2019

ISIS-Somalia Degraded by Precision Airstrike

 

In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Somalia terrorists in the Golis Mountains, Somalia, on May 22, 2019.

 

This is the fifth precision airstrike against ISIS-Somalia since April 14 in a deliberate campaign to limit and disrupt freedom of movement in the area and to eliminate leaders of the organization.

 

“Our efforts to locate and eradicate ISIS leaders who control a range of activities – from operations to financing and communications – is hitting at the heart of the organization and disrupting their ability to continue their terrorist activities,” said RDML Heidi K. Berg, director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command.

 

The Federal Government of Somalia and partner forces continue to make inroads into territory where ISIS operates. U.S. Africa Command works by, with and through AMISOM and our Somali partners to reduce the threats they face to assist in establishing a secure environment in order for broader diplomacy efforts to come to fruition.

 

At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed two (2) terrorists. A detailed post-strike analysis continues and more details may be released as appropriate.

 

Currently, we assess no civilians were injured or killed as a result of this airstrike.  Our process and procedures allow for additional information to inform post-strike analysis.

 

U.S. Africa Command will continue to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for long-term security in Somalia from AMISOM to the Federal Government of Somalia and its Member States.  In support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia, AMISOM, and Somali National Army forces.

French MoD for May 8, 2019 – May 14, 2019
Original
Annotated

Report Date

May 14, 2019

Notes

The Atlantic 2 detachment completed its mission on May 6. It will be deployed again in a few weeks. Between May 8th-14th, aircraft made 19 sorties but there were no strikes.

CHAMMAL
SITUATION MILITAIRE DU THÉÂTRE

L’opération Chammal, volet français de l’Opération Inherent Resolve (OIR), poursuit sa mission de lutte contre Daech et continue à appuyer, en Syrie, les Forces
Démocratiques Syriennes (FDS), et en Irak les Forces de Sécurité Irakiennes (FSI).

Sur le terrain, en Irak, dans le Nord-Est syrien et dans la Moyenne Vallée de l’Euphrate, la situation sécuritaire reste stable.

ACTIVITÉ DE LA FORCE

La France poursuit son engagement au sein du pilier appui de la coalition à travers la poursuite des opérations aériennes, et au sein du pilier « formation ».

Fin de détachement pour l’ATL2 au Levant

Le détachement de l’« Atlantique 2 », déployé depuis février dernier sur la base aérienne projetée (BAP) au Levant dans le cadre de l’opération Chammal a achevé sa mission le 6 mai dernier. Il sera de nouveau déployé dans quelques semaines.

Deux aéronefs se sont ainsi succédé sur la BAP totalisant 23 missions de reconnaissance et de surveillance et plus de 200 heures de vol.

L’Atlantique 2 a contribué au volet renseignement de l’opération. Habituellement dédié aux missions aéromaritimes, et en particulier la lutte anti-sous-marine, cet avion de patrouille maritime est parfaitement adapté aux missions ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) dont l’objectif sur ce théâtre est de détecter et d’identifier les activités des combattants de Daech. Également capable d’intervenir dans des missions de CAS (Close Air Support – appui aérien rapproché), l’aéronef peut effectuer des frappes d’opportunité grâce à sa capacité de largage de bombes guidées laser.

Nouveau mode de formation pour la TF Monsabert

Pour la première fois, en avril, des militaires de la Task Force Monsabert ont accompagné sur le terrain les forces de sécurité irakiennes lors d’une opération de plusieurs jours dans la région d’Al Zeydan, à l’ouest de Bagdad. Cette étape supplémentaire dans la mission d’advise and assist de Monsabert se traduit par l’ajout d’un nouveau A à ses actions : celui d’accompagner.

Les conseillers français ont été associés dès la phase de planification de cette opération de fouille et de sécurisation d’un village ayant abrité des partisans de Daech. Le jour de leur participation, après le « rehearsal » (répétition) de la mission au centre opérationnel avec le chef opérations de la 6e division, le convoi a rejoint le poste de commandement avancé du 4e bataillon de la 24e brigade responsable des manœuvres. L’objectif était de sécuriser cette zone rurale, puis de procéder à son ratissage, à la fouille de maisons et à des vérifications d’identité.

Sorties air hebdomadaires (bilan du 8 au 14 mai inclus)

Les aéronefs français basés en Jordanie et aux Émirats arabes unis poursuivent leurs actions contre Daech, au sein de la coalition.

Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 19 sorties aériennes, et n’ont pas délivré de frappe.