CJTF–OIR for December 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
CJTF-OIR Strike Summary December 1 – December 31, 2019
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners share the same goal: the enduring defeat of ISIS.
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.
Between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019, CJTF-OIR conducted 38 strikes consisting of 63 engagements against Daesh targets in Iraq and Syria.
In Iraq, CJTF-OIR conducted 22 strikes with 35 engagements against Daesh targets resulting in an estimated two weapons caches destroyed, one bed-down location destroyed, two buildings destroyed, and three tunnels destroyed.
In Syria, CJTF-OIR conducted 16 strikes with 28 engagements resulting in nine successful terrain denial missions against Daesh.
This CJTF-OIR 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 CJTF-OIR 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.