Military reports – November 2017

Written by Alex Hopkins on November 2, 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 November 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.

 

November 1st – November 2nd 2017
Iraq 6 strikes (14,018 – 14,023)
Syria 5 strikes +1* (14,208 – 14,213)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Nov. 1, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

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

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroying a fighting position and damaging a line of communication.

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

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

• Near Al Qaim, one strike [1 British?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destoying two ISIS vehicles and an encampment.

• Near Rawah, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroying two IED factories and an encampment.

• Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, resulting in key terrain denial and suppression of two weapons caches.

Additionally, one strike consisting of eight engagements was conducted in Iraq on Oct. 31, 2017. Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and damaged 10 ISIS supply routes.’

* See Nov 2nd-3rd for amended strike

From UK MoD for Wednesday 1 November:

Wednesday 1 November: Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s, based at RAF Akrotiri and supported by a Voyager air refuelling tanker, flew an armed reconnaissance patrol over western Iraq. A coalition surveillance aircraft identified a group of terrorists gathered at a command post some miles to the north-west of Al Qaim, close to the Syrian border. Our aircraft attacked using two Paveway IV guided bombs; one demolished the command post building, whilst the second weapon accounted for several terrorists outside, along with their vehicles.

 

November 2nd – November 3rd 2017
Iraq 4 strikes (14,024 – 14,027)
Syria 9 strikes +1* (14,214 – 14,223)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Nov. 2, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

• Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS line of communication.

• Near Al Shaddadi, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and damaged a heavy weapon.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS line of communication, a VBIED factory and an ISIS headquarters.

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

Near Al Qaim, four strikes [1 British] engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two VBIED factories, an ISIS-held building, two fighting positions and an ISIS spotter location.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Syria on Nov. 1, 2017. Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed nine ISIS supply routes.’

* See Nov 3rd-4th press release for amended strike

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 2 November:

Thursday 2 November: Tornados conducted operations in the same area [Al Qaim], and successfully bombed a building in which a Daesh observation post was stationed, attempting to direct mortar fire against Iraqi ground forces.

November 3rd – November 4th 2017
Iraq 2 strikes (14,028 – 14,029)
Syria 4 strikes +11* (14,224 – 14,238)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Nov. 3, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

  • Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS transport vehicle, an indirect fire weapon, a crew-served machine gun, and two defensive fighting positions.

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

Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.

Additionally, one strike consisting of seven engagements was conducted in Syria on Nov. 2, 2017. Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three IEDs, one road block, and damaged nine ISIS supply routes.’

* See Nov 4th-5th for amended strikes

 

November 4th – November 5th 2017
Iraq 1 strikes (14,030 – 14,030)
Syria 6 strikes (14,239 – 14,244)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Note: The next CJTF-OIR Strike Release will be published on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. From this point forward, in accordance with current operational tempo, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency with the international community.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 33 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 5, in Syria, Coalition forces conducted six strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS missiles.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed an ISIS line of communication and a fighting position.

On Nov. 5, in Iraq, Coalition forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed two weapons caches.

On Nov. 4, in Syria, Coalition forces conducted six strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a command and control node, a weapons cache and an ISIS motorcycle.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two lines of communication, three ISIS vehicles, two fighting positions, a VBIED and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 4, in Iraq, Coalition forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building.

Additionally, 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements were conducted in Syria on Nov. 3, 2017.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•       Near Al Shaddadi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, nine strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed five explosive hazards, four ISIS fighting positions, a command and control center and an ISIS motorcycle.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 4 November:

Saturday 4 November: two Tornados patrolled the other side of the border, in the far east of Syria. A mortar team was identified north-east of al Mayadin and successfully bombed. The Tornados then used a further Paveway IV to collapse the entrance to a terrorist tunnel nearby.

November 5th – November 6th 2017
Iraq 1 strikes +1 (14,031 – 14,032)
Syria 6 strikes +1* +1 (14,245- 14,252)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Note: The next CJTF-OIR Strike Release will be published on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. From this point forward, in accordance with current operational tempo, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency with the international community.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 33 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 5, in Syria, Coalition forces conducted six strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, four strikes [1 British?] engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS missiles.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes destroyed an ISIS line of communication and a fighting position.

On Nov. 5, in Iraq, Coalition forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed two weapons caches.

On Nov. 4, in Syria, Coalition forces conducted six strikes consisting of 23 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a command and control node, a weapons cache and an ISIS motorcycle.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two lines of communication, three ISIS vehicles, two fighting positions, a VBIED and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 4, in Iraq, Coalition forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building.

Additionally, 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements were conducted in Syria on Nov. 3, 2017.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•       Near Al Shaddadi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, nine strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed five explosive hazards, four ISIS fighting positions, a command and control center and an ISIS motorcycle.’

* See Nov 6th-10th, and Nov 10th-12th releases, for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 5 November:

Sunday 5 November: Two flights of Typhoon FGR4s, armed with Paveway IVs, flew similar missions over eastern Syria. One flight eliminated a mortar team near the border town of Abu Kamal, whilst the second pair of Typhoons successfully conducted four phased attacks against a tunnel complex near Al Mayadin.

From Australian MoD on November 7th:

’07 November 2017

Operation OKRA – ADF Airstrikes for the period 20 Oct – 02 Nov 17

Over the period 20 Oct – 02 Nov 17, Air Task Group strike operations focused on supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure the Northern Lake Tharthar region and Al Qaim from Daesh forces.

On 24 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of the Northern Lake Tharthar region. The Australian aircraft struck five Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.

On 27 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Al Qaim. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh command and control facility with a guided munition.’

From French MoD on November 9th:

[TF Wagram supports the offensive on Al Qaim. It has completed 24 shooting missions over the past week.Since the beginning of the mission of the TFW: 1528 missions carried out. Air activity: Over the last two weeks, the air activity has focused on supporting Iraqi security forces in their offensive in the Anbar Valley. It resulted in three strikes. Results from October 25th to November 7th:
AIR missions report: 70 sorties / 3 strikes / 4 neutralized targets.
Total balance since 19/09/14: 7419 sorties / 1416 strikes / 2201 neutralized targets.]

CHAMMAL
SITUATION
En zone irako-syrienne, les combats se concentrent maintenant sur l’axe Abou Kamal / Al Qaim, corridor reliant les parties syriennes et irakiennes de l’Etat islamique restant.
En Syrie : les combats se rapprochent d’Abou Kamal
En Syrie, les combats se rapprochent d’Abou Kamal. Les forces du régime y seraient rentrées tandis que les forces démocratiques syriennes, soutenues par la coalition, progressent plus au Nord, sur la rive Est de l’Euphrate.
En Irak : début de l’offensive dans l’Anbar
En Irak, l’offensive pour chasser Daech de l’Anbar a débuté. Les principales batailles sont attendues à Rawah, Al Qaim et Akashat, les trois dernières villes tenues par Daech.
Les efforts se concentrent actuellement sur la vallée de l’Euphrate avec pour premier objectif la reprise d’Al Qaim.
L’offensive sur Al Qaim a été lancée le 03 novembre et se déroule selon le plan prévu bien que des conditions météorologiques difficiles compliquent les mouvements et l’appréciation de la situation. Les opérations de sécurisation se poursuivent, les forces de sécurité irakiennes subissant des tirs indirects ou de harcèlement de la part des combattants de Daech.
D’une manière générale, la résistance de Daech a été faible comparée aux combats précédents, s’expliquant sans doute par un début de mouvement de dispersion de certains combattants de Daech vers les zones désertiques situées au nord d’Al Qaim.

ACTIVITÉ DE LA SEMAINE
La TF Wagram de nouveau en appui des forces de sécurité irakiennes dans leur lutte contre Daech
La TF Wagram appuie l’offensive sur Al Qaim. Elle a réalisé 24 missions de tir sur la semaine écoulée.
Bilan de la TF WAGRAM du 25 au 07 novembre inclus : 24 missions de tirs réalisées.
Depuis le début de la mission de la TFW : 1528 missions réalisées.
Activité aérienne
Ces deux dernières semaines, l’activité aérienne s’est concentrée sur l’appui aux forces de sécurité irakiennes dans leur offensive dans la vallée de l’Anbar. Elle a donné lieu à trois frappes.
Bilan du 25 octobre au 07 novembre:
Bilan missions AIR : 70 sorties / 3 frappes / 4 objectifs neutralisés.
Bilan total depuis le 19/09/14 :
7419 sorties / 1416 frappes / 2201 objectifs neutralisés.’

 

November 6th – November 7th 2017
Iraq 0 strikes (14,032 – 14,032)
Syria 4 strikes (14,253- 14,256)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: From this point forward, in accordance with current operational tempo, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on  Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency with the international community.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 6 and Nov. 9, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed four ISIS logistics hubs.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, 10 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS line of communication, four fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 9 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control center.

On Nov. 8, there were no strikes reported in Syria or Iraq.

On Nov. 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a command and control center.
•       Near Al Shaddadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 7 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets. Near Hawijah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three command and control centers, an anti-air artillery system, a UAV facility, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS-held building.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Syria on Nov. 5, 2017. This strike was reported late and was not included in our last CJTF-OIR Strike Release on Nov. 6, 2017. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.’

* See Nov Nov 10th-12th release for amended strikes

 

November 7th – November 8th 2017
Iraq 1 strike +3* (14,033 – 14,036)
Syria 6 strikes +1* (14,257- 14,263)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: From this point forward, in accordance with current operational tempo, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on  Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency with the international community.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 6 and Nov. 9, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed four ISIS logistics hubs.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, 10 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS line of communication, four fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 9 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control center.

On Nov. 8, there were no strikes reported in Syria or Iraq.

On Nov. 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a command and control center.
•       Near Al Shaddadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 7 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets. Near Hawijah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three command and control centers, an anti-air artillery system, a UAV facility, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS-held building.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Syria on Nov. 5, 2017. This strike was reported late and was not included in our last CJTF-OIR Strike Release on Nov. 6, 2017. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.’

* See Nov Nov 10th-12th release for amended strikes

 

November 8th – November 9th 2017
Iraq 0 strikes (14,036 – 14,036)
Syria 1* strike (14,264- 14,264)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: From this point forward, in accordance with current operational tempo, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on  Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency with the international community.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 6 and Nov. 9, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed four ISIS logistics hubs.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, 10 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS line of communication, four fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 9 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control center.

On Nov. 8, there were no strikes reported in Syria or Iraq.

On Nov. 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a command and control center.
•       Near Al Shaddadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 7 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets. Near Hawijah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three command and control centers, an anti-air artillery system, a UAV facility, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS-held building.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Syria on Nov. 5, 2017. This strike was reported late and was not included in our last CJTF-OIR Strike Release on Nov. 6, 2017. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.’

* See Nov Nov 10th-12th release for amended strikes

 

November 9th – November 10th 2017
Iraq 1 strike +2* (14,037 – 14,039)
Syria 11 strikes (14,265- 14,275)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: From this point forward, in accordance with current operational tempo, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on  Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency with the international community.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 6 and Nov. 9, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed four ISIS logistics hubs.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, 10 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS line of communication, four fighting positions and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 9 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control center.

On Nov. 8, there were no strikes reported in Syria or Iraq.

On Nov. 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed a command and control center.
•       Near Al Shaddadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 7 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets. Near Hawijah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three command and control centers, an anti-air artillery system, a UAV facility, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS-held building.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Syria on Nov. 5, 2017. This strike was reported late and was not included in our last CJTF-OIR Strike Release on Nov. 6, 2017. Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.’

* See Nov Nov 10th-12th release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 9 November:

Thursday 9 November – Tornados destroyed a Daesh vehicle and stockpiled supplies in western Iraq...Royal Air Force aircraft have continued to fly extensive armed reconnaissance patrols across Iraq and Syria to identify remaining Daesh positions and support the Iraqi troops and the Syrian Democratic Forces in their respective ground operations. On Thursday 9 November, two Tornados used a Brimstone missile and two Paveway IVs to destroy a terrorist vehicle and stockpiled supplies in the deserts of western Iraq.’

 

November 10th – November 11th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes (14,040 – 14,046)
Syria 8 strikes (14,276- 14,283)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: From this point forward, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12, Coalition military forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 67 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed a heavy machine gun, a fighting position and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 12 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

On Nov. 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and a fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units.

On Nov. 11 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS-held building, an IED storage facility and five ISIS supply routes.
•       Near Hawijah, two strikes destroyed four IEDs.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.

On Nov. 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and damaged a heavy machine gun.

On Nov. 10 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and a missile.
•       Near Ramadi, two strikes destroyed four ISIS tunnels, a weapons cache, an ISIS truck, an ISIS sedan and an ISIS fuel truck.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•       Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS tunnel, two weapons caches, an ISIS truck and one tunnel entrance.

 

November 11th – November 12th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +1* (14,047 – 14,055)
Syria 5 strikes (14,284- 14,288)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: From this point forward, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12, Coalition military forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 67 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed a heavy machine gun, a fighting position and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 12 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

On Nov. 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and a fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units.

On Nov. 11 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS-held building, an IED storage facility and five ISIS supply routes.
•       Near Hawijah, two strikes destroyed four IEDs.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.

On Nov. 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and damaged a heavy machine gun.

On Nov. 10 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and a missile.
•       Near Ramadi, two strikes destroyed four ISIS tunnels, a weapons cache, an ISIS truck, an ISIS sedan and an ISIS fuel truck.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•       Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS tunnel, two weapons caches, an ISIS truck and one tunnel entrance.

* See Nov 13th-14th for amended strike

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 11 November:

Saturday 11 November – Typhoons bombed three IEDs emplaced alongside roads in northern Iraq...A pair of Typhoons patrolled over northern Iraq on Saturday 11 November. Three improvised explosive devices had been identified, dug into embankments alongside roads around twenty miles north-west of Bayji, and the Typhoons were tasked with the safe destruction of these deadly booby-traps. Each was hit in turn with a Paveway IV

November 12th – November 13th 2017
Iraq 1 strike  (14,056 – 14,056)
Syria 10 strikes (14,289- 14,298)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: From this point forward, CJTF-OIR Strike Releases will be published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12, Coalition military forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 67 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units and destroyed a heavy machine gun, a fighting position and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 12 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

On Nov. 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and a fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units.

On Nov. 11 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS-held building, an IED storage facility and five ISIS supply routes.
•       Near Hawijah, two strikes destroyed four IEDs.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes suppressed an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.

On Nov. 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and damaged a heavy machine gun.

On Nov. 10 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building and a missile.
•       Near Ramadi, two strikes destroyed four ISIS tunnels, a weapons cache, an ISIS truck, an ISIS sedan and an ISIS fuel truck.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area.
•       Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS tunnel, two weapons caches, an ISIS truck and one tunnel entrance.

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 12 November:

Sunday 12 November – a Reaper destroyed a truck-bomb in eastern Syria...The following day [Nov 12th], a Reaper remotely piloted aircraft operating over eastern Syria similarly disposed of another booby-trap left behind by the terrorists – an armoured truck-bomb parked on the edge of a road some twenty miles south-east of Al Mayadin. This was struck by a GBU-12 guided bomb and destroyed.

 

November 13th – November 14th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes  (14,057 – 14,060)
Syria 3 strikes (14,299- 14,301)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: CJTF-OIR Strike Releases are now published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and three explosive hazards.

On Nov. 16 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, three strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS IED facility and an artillery piece.

On Nov. 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 15 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and damaged a fighting position.

On Nov. 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed three explosive hazards, two fighting positions and a command and control center.

On Nov. 14 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS vehicles, a weapons cache, a VBIED factory and two suicide vests.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.
•       Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker and four ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Rawah, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory, an ISIS-held building, a weapons cache, an ISIS headquarters and facilitated enabled effective fire on ISIS targets.

On Nov. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS headquarters.

On Nov. 13 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS semi-trucks and two VBIED factories.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on Nov. 11.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.’

 

November 14th – November 15th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes  (14,061 – 14,068)
Syria 4 strikes (14,302- 14,305)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: CJTF-OIR Strike Releases are now published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and three explosive hazards.

On Nov. 16 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, three strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS IED facility and an artillery piece.

On Nov. 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 15 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and damaged a fighting position.

On Nov. 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed three explosive hazards, two fighting positions and a command and control center.

On Nov. 14 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS vehicles, a weapons cache, a VBIED factory and two suicide vests.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.
•       Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker and four ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Rawah, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory, an ISIS-held building, a weapons cache, an ISIS headquarters and facilitated enabled effective fire on ISIS targets.

On Nov. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS headquarters.

On Nov. 13 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS semi-trucks and two VBIED factories.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on Nov. 11.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.’

 

November 15th – November 16th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes  (14,062 – 14,065)
Syria 1 strike (14,306- 14,306)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: CJTF-OIR Strike Releases are now published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and three explosive hazards.

On Nov. 16 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, three strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS IED facility and an artillery piece.

On Nov. 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 15 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and damaged a fighting position.

On Nov. 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed three explosive hazards, two fighting positions and a command and control center.

On Nov. 14 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS vehicles, a weapons cache, a VBIED factory and two suicide vests.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.
•       Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker and four ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Rawah, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory, an ISIS-held building, a weapons cache, an ISIS headquarters and facilitated enabled effective fire on ISIS targets.

On Nov. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS headquarters.

On Nov. 13 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS semi-trucks and two VBIED factories.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on Nov. 11.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.’

 

November 16th – November 17th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes  (14,066 – 14,070)
Syria 5 strikes (14,306- 14,310)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

Note: CJTF-OIR Strike Releases are now published on Mondays and Fridays. Strikes conducted on Friday through Sunday will be reported every Monday. Strikes conducted on Monday through Thursday will be reported every Friday. Our intent is to reduce the number of reports while maintaining transparency.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Between Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and three explosive hazards.

On Nov. 16 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, three strikes destroyed three ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS IED facility and an artillery piece.

On Nov. 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 15 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and damaged a fighting position.

On Nov. 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed three explosive hazards, two fighting positions and a command and control center.

On Nov. 14 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS vehicles, a weapons cache, a VBIED factory and two suicide vests.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.
•       Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker and four ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Rawah, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory, an ISIS-held building, a weapons cache, an ISIS headquarters and facilitated enabled effective fire on ISIS targets.

On Nov. 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS headquarters.

On Nov. 13 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS semi-trucks and two VBIED factories.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on Nov. 11.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply route.’

From French MoD on November 15th:

[France announce major  redeployment for the Wagram Task Force: For more than a month, the Iraqi Security Forces and the Coalition have concentrated their forces on western Iraq, not far from the Iraqi-Syrian border. The various components of the Task Force (TF) Wagram, now under tactical command of the US Marines TF Lion, have successively redeployed to be able to support the Iraqi Security Forces in the Battle of Al-Qaim.]

Chammal : redéploiement d’envergure pour la Task Force Wagram

Mise à jour : 15/11/2017
Depuis plus d’un mois, les Forces de sécurité irakiennes et la Coalition ont concentré leurs forces vers l’ouest de l’Irak, non loin de la frontière irako-syrienne. Les différentes composantes de la Task Force (TF) Wagram, désormais sous commandement tactique des Marines américains de la TF Lion, se sont successivement redéployés pour être en mesure d’appuyer les Forces de sécurité irakiennes dans la bataille d’Al-Qaim.

Cette manœuvre a commencé le dimanche 15 octobre 2017 avec le départ d’Erbil du poste de commandement de la TF Wagram vers la base de Al-Assad Air base, rapidement rejoint par les 4 canons Caesar du détachement. Située à 150 kilomètres d’Al-Qaïm, Al-Assad Air base est un lieu stratégique pour la reconquête de l’ouest irakien. Dans le même temps un détachement de liaison de la TF Wagram rejoignait Bagdad, pour y assurer une mission de contrôle des feux au sein de l’état-major de la Coalition en charge de la validation des demandes de tirs.
Début novembre, les canons Caesar de la TF Wagram étaient prêts à appuyer les Forces de sécurité irakiennes dans la bataille pour la reprise d’Al Qaïm. Cette ré-articulation a représenté un réel défi logistique pour la TF, au vu de la situation sécuritaire du pays, de la distance parcourue, et de conditions météorologiques particulièrement difficiles.
Cette capacité de redéploiement rapide illustre la volonté d’accompagner les soldats irakiens dans leur dynamique contre Daech. Intégrée dans la manœuvre de la Coalition, la mobilité de Wagram a permis aux combattants irakiens de continuer de bénéficier d’appuis variés afin de maintenir une pression constante sur l’ennemi.
Depuis ce redéploiement, ce sont plus de 30 missions d’appui-feux qui ont été conduites de jour comme de nuit par les artilleurs français pour appuyer les Forces de sécurité irakiennes lors de la bataille d’Al-Qaim, en étroite coordination et en totale complémentarité avec l’artillerie américaine de la TF Lion.
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 contr’

Update from French MoD on November 16th:

[In the past week, France reports 26 sorties but just 1 strike, in Iraq’s Al Qaim region. Since Sept 19th 2014, it reports a total of 7445 sorties, 1417 strikes and 2202 targets destroyed. Since Sept 27th 2015, it reports 151 strikes in Syria, destroying 298 targets]

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL

SITUATION
En zone irako-syrienne, les combats se concentrent toujours sur l’axe Abou Kamal / Al Qaim.
En Irak, les forces de sécurités irakiennes demeurent également impliquées dans des actions de sécurisation des zones récemment reconquises, notamment autour d’Hawijah.

En Syrie : les combats se rapprochent d’Abou Kamal

Soutenues par la coalition, les forces démocratiques syriennes poursuivent leur progression au Nord de l’Euphrate dans le secteur de Tanak.
De leur côté les forces pro-régime, après avoir repris Deir-Ez-Zor et Mayadin, mènent actuellement l’offensive sur Abou Kamal, dernière ville tenue par Daech en Syrie.

En Irak : début de l’offensive sur Rawah, dernière ville tenue par Daech en Irak

Après avoir conquis Al Qaim, où les opérations de fouille et de nettoyage sont terminées, les forces de sécurité irakiennes s’attellent à conforter et consolider les positions conquises avant de reconquérir Rawah. Cette étape constituera la dernière confrontation « directe » avec Daech.
Au fur et à mesure des combats et de la dégradation des capacités de Daech, la bascule de l’organisation vers une forme insurrectionnelle semble se confirmer.
De nombreux djihadistes tenteraient de se fondre dans les flux des réfugiés fuyant les zones des combats dans l’Anbar. Une dispersion des combattants de Daech dans le désert de Jézirah est également observée.
Par ailleurs, n’étant pas complètement sécurisée, les forces de sécurité irakiennes poursuivent des opérations de sécurisation dans la poche d’Hawijah de manière à y interdire la préparation d’attaques sur Bagdad.
ACTIVITE DE LA SEMAINE

La TF Wagram de nouveau en appui des forces de sécurité irakiennes dans leur lutte contre Daech

Après avoir participé à la reprise d’Al Qaim, la TF Wagram participe maintenant à l’appui feux de l’offensive sur Rawah. Cette semaine, elle a réalisé 13 missions de tir.
Bilan de la TF WAGRAM du 08 au 14 novembre inclus : 13 missions de tirs réalisées.
Depuis le début de la mission de la TFW : 1541 missions réalisées.
Activité aérienne

Cette semaine, l’activité aérienne a donné lieu à 26 sorties, une frappe et 1 objectif neutralisé dans la région d’Al Qaim.

Bilan du 08 au 14 novembre:
Bilan missions AIR : 26 sorties / 1 frappe / 1 objectif neutralisé.
Bilan total depuis le 19/09/14 :
7445 sorties / 1417 frappes /  2202 objectifs neutralisés.
Dont depuis le 27/09/15 en Syrie : 151 frappes / 298 objectifs neutralisés.’