French MoD for January 31, 2017 – February 1, 2017
On Feb. 1, Coalition military forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 19 engagements using attack, bomber, and fighter aircraft as well as artillery against ISIL targets.
The Iraqi Security Forces are leading the Coalition’s fight to rid Iraq of ISIL. They are willing to take the brunt of the fighting to liberate their country and do not seek or desire the Coalition’s participation in direct ground combat operations. The Government of Iraq welcomes the Coalition because we are assisting them with our unique capabilities, at their request.
Additionally in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 19 engagements coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft as well as artillery against ISIL targets.