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* (14,219 – 14,224)
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* (14,225 – 14,234)
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* (14,235 – 14,249)
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 (14,250 – 14,255)
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 (14,256- 14,263)
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 (14,264- 14,267)
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* (14,268- 14,274)
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 (14,275- 14,275)
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 (14,276- 14,286)
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 (14,287- 14,294)
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 (14,295- 14,299)
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 (14,300- 14,309)
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 (14,310- 14,312)
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 (14,313- 14,316)
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 (14,317- 14,317)
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 +10*  (14,066 – 14,080)
Syria 5 strikes (14,318- 14,322)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

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.’

* See Nov 17-18th for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 16 November:

‘Thursday 16 November – a Reaper bombed a group of terrorists firing on Syrian Democratic Forces in eastern Syria…

With Daesh having suffered major defeats in both Iraq and Syria, Royal Air Force missions continue daily, focused on armed reconnaissance to identify remaining terrorist locations and support, as necessary, clearance operations on the ground by Iraqi troops and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The SDF have continued their operations against extremists south-east of Al Mayadin, in eastern Syria, and an RAF Reaper provided close air support to them on Thursday 16 November. The first terrorist threat that the Reaper’s crew identified was a vehicle being driven at very high speed towards the SDF positions. Fearing this to be a probable truck-bomb, the Reaper’s crew tracked the lorry, ready to engage. However, no intervention was necessary, as the driver lost control of the vehicle, which crashed off the road and promptly exploded; it had indeed been a truck-bomb. The Reaper subsequently spotted a group of terrorists opening fire on the SDF; a GBU-12 guided bomb quickly eliminated this threat.’

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.’
From CJTFOIR On November 19th:

Nine Daesh terrorists killed in southern Syria

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Coalition partner forces near At Tanf Garrison, Syria killed nine Daesh fighters and destroyed several Daesh vehicles Nov. 16.

The Maghaweir al Thowra, a fighting force native to southern Syria, engaged and defeated an attempted terrorist attack in the de-confliction zone near At Tanf. MaT has been fighting Daesh and maintaining security of a 55-km radius de-confliction zone at the tri-border area of Iraq, Syria and Jordan since 2015.

Da’esh terrorists in vehicles with blacked-out headlights penetrated Syrian regime lines into the de-confliction zone. Coalition and partner forces ordered the vehicles to halt, upon which Daesh terrorists dismounted and began firing. Coalition and MaT partners returned fire, killing 9 Daesh members and destroying several vehicles.

Throughout the event, Coalition officials and their Russian counterparts used the de-confliction telephone line to ensure forces on the ground did not belong to Russia or the Syrian Regime.

“Though Daesh has lost over 95% of the land it once claimed as part of its so-called physical ‘caliphate,’ this exchange of fires in southern Syria is evidence the terrorist organization still poses a threat to the people of southern Syria,” said Special Operations Joint Task Force Director of Operations, Col. Owen Ray. “This skirmish also underscores the Coalition’s commitment to remain in the region until Daesh is defeated.”

The MaT’s actions demonstrate Syrians taking control of their territory following a brutal Daesh occupation. The Coalition – working by, with and through partner forces – remains committed to the enduring defeat of Daesh, and to preventing its re-emergence as a terrorist force.’

November 17th – November 18th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes (14,081 – 14,084)
Syria 4  strikes (14,323 – 14,326)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘Between Nov. 17 and Nov. 19, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

There were no reported strikes conducted on Nov. 19 in Iraq or Syria.

On Nov. 18 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 18 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Bayji, two strikes destroyed two ISIS tunnels.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 14 ISIS-held buildings and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 17 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a VBIED, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS construction vehicle.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 17 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Bayji, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building and a fighting position.
•       Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an IED factory.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes [1 Aus] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.

Additionally, 17 strikes consisting of 17 engagements were conducted in Iraq and Syria in 2017.
•       On Nov. 16, near Al Qaim, Iraq, three strikes facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.
•       On Nov. 16, near Rawah, Iraq, seven strikes destroyed five ISIS supply routes and facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.
•       On July 17, near Qara Tapa, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two weapons caches and an ISIS tunnel.
•       On July 30, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes damaged three ISIS fighting positions.
•       On July 31, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes damaged three ISIS fighting positions.’

From Australian MoD 

’05 December 2017
Operation OKRA – ADF Airstrikes for the period 17 Nov – 30 Nov 17
On 17 Nov 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Al Qayyarah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh weapons cache with several guided munitions.’

November 18th – November 19th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes (14,085 – 14,089)
Syria  3 strikes (14,327 – 14,329)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Between Nov. 17 and Nov. 19, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

There were no reported strikes conducted on Nov. 19 in Iraq or Syria.

On Nov. 18 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 18 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Bayji, two strikes destroyed two ISIS tunnels.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 14 ISIS-held buildings and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 17 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a VBIED, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS construction vehicle.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 17 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Bayji, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building and a fighting position.
•       Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an IED factory.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.

Additionally, 17 strikes consisting of 17 engagements were conducted in Iraq and Syria in 2017.
•       On Nov. 16, near Al Qaim, Iraq, three strikes facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.
•       On Nov. 16, near Rawah, Iraq, seven strikes destroyed five ISIS supply routes and facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.
•       On July 17, near Qara Tapa, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two weapons caches and an ISIS tunnel.
•       On July 30, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes damaged three ISIS fighting positions.
•       On July 31, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes damaged three ISIS fighting positions.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 18 November:

‘Saturday 18 November – Tornados destroyed a terrorist truck loaded with equipment in north-western Iraq…On Saturday 18 November, Tornados from RAF Akrotiri patrolled over north-west Iraq. Another coalition aircraft identified a Daesh truck, loaded with equipment, concealed under cover some 35 miles west of Sharaq. The Tornados were requested to conduct an attack with the very precise Brimstone missile, and did so successfully, destroying the vehicle.’

November 19th – November 20th 2017
Iraq 0 strikes (14,089 – 14,089)
Syria  0 strikes +2* (14,329 – 14,330)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Between Nov. 17 and Nov. 19, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

There were no reported strikes conducted on Nov. 19 in Iraq or Syria.

On Nov. 18 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 18 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Bayji, two strikes destroyed two ISIS tunnels.
•       Near Rawah, two strikes facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 14 ISIS-held buildings and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 17 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a VBIED, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS construction vehicle.
•       Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 17 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Bayji, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building and a fighting position.
•       Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an IED factory.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.

Additionally, 17 strikes consisting of 17 engagements were conducted in Iraq and Syria in 2017.
•       On Nov. 16, near Al Qaim, Iraq, three strikes facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.
•       On Nov. 16, near Rawah, Iraq, seven strikes destroyed five ISIS supply routes and facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.
•       On July 17, near Qara Tapa, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two weapons caches and an ISIS tunnel.
•       On July 30, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes damaged three ISIS fighting positions.
•       On July 31, near Raqqah, Syria, three strikes damaged three ISIS fighting positions.’

* See Nov 20th-21st for amended strikes

From Australian MoD on November 21st:

’21 November 2017
Operation OKRA – ADF Airstrikes for the period 03 Nov – 16 Nov 17
Over the period 03 Nov – 16 Nov 17, the Air Task Group continued to fly missions over Iraq
in support of the Iraqi Security Forces, however no munitions were released.’
November 20th – November 21st 2017
Iraq 0 strikes (14,089 – 14,089)
Syria  1 strikes (14,331 – 14,331)
Confirmed actions: US

‘Between Nov. 20 and Nov. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 23, 2017.

On Nov. 22 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a VBIED factory.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 22, 2017.

On Nov. 21 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS air defense headquarters, a fighting position and 22 ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS tunnels, two weapons caches and an ISIS bunker.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 21, 2017.

On Nov. 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 20, 2017.

Additionally, we received late reporting of two strikes consisting of two engagements conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Nov. 19 near Abu Kamal, damaging four ISIS tunnel systems.’

 

November 21st – November 22nd 2017
Iraq 6 strikes (14,090 – 14,095)
Syria  0 strikes (14,331 – 14,331)
Confirmed actions: US

‘Between Nov. 20 and Nov. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 23, 2017.

On Nov. 22 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a VBIED factory.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 22, 2017.

On Nov. 21 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS air defense headquarters, a fighting position and 22 ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS tunnels, two weapons caches and an ISIS bunker.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 21, 2017.

On Nov. 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 20, 2017.

Additionally, we received late reporting of two strikes consisting of two engagements conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Nov. 19 near Abu Kamal, damaging four ISIS tunnel systems.’

November 22nd – November 23rd 2017
Iraq 2 strikes (14,096 – 14,097)
Syria  0 strikes (14,331 – 14,331)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

‘Between Nov. 20 and Nov. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 23, 2017.

On Nov. 22 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a VBIED factory.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 22, 2017.

On Nov. 21 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS air defense headquarters, a fighting position and 22 ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS tunnels, two weapons caches and an ISIS bunker.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 21, 2017.

On Nov. 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 20, 2017.

Additionally, we received late reporting of two strikes consisting of two engagements conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Nov. 19 near Abu Kamal, damaging four ISIS tunnel systems.’

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 22 November:

‘Wednesday 22 November – Typhoons demolished a complex of buildings used to construct truck-bombs in northern Iraq…Intelligence identified a complex of buildings in northern Iraq, some 30 miles west of Sharqat, as a truck-bomb factory. Two Typhoons bombed the target site with six Paveway IV guided bombs on Wednesday 22 November; two weapons demolished a large workshop, while single bombs dealt with the four other, smaller buildings.’

November 23rd – November 24th 2017
Iraq 0 strikes (14,097 – 14,097)
Syria  1 strikes +1* (14,332 – 14,333)
Confirmed actions: US

‘Between Nov. 20 and Nov. 23, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 23, 2017.

On Nov. 22 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a VBIED factory.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 22, 2017.

On Nov. 21 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.
•       Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS air defense headquarters, a fighting position and 22 ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Rawah, three strikes destroyed two ISIS tunnels, two weapons caches and an ISIS bunker.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on Nov. 21, 2017.

On Nov. 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 20, 2017.

Additionally, we received late reporting of two strikes consisting of two engagements conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Nov. 19 near Abu Kamal, damaging four ISIS tunnel systems.’

* See Nov 24th-25th for amended strike

From french MoD on November 23rd:

[This week, TF Wagram participated in the fire support of the offensive on Rawah. In this context, she completed 13 shooting missions. Summary of TF WAGRAM from 15 to 21 November included: 17 shooting missions carried out (13 the previous week).
Since the start of the TFW mission, 1558 missions have been carried out.
Air activity: This week, activity focused on supporting the recovery of Rawah.
It resulted in 34 sorties and 4 strikes for 5 neutralized targets.Total balanceof strikes since 19/09/14: 7479 sorties / 1421 strikes / 2207 neutralized targets.]

‘CHAMMAL

Visite du Chef d’état-major des armées
Le week-end dernier, le général François Lecointre, chef d’état-major des armées, s’est rendu en Irak pour y mener une inspection de théâtre et y rencontrer les militaires français engagés en Irak dans la lutte contre Daech.
Il a d’abord visité la Task Force Narvik en charge d’une partie de la formation des militaires irakiens de l’Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (ICTS). Unité d’élite des forces armées irakiennes, cette dernière a participé à la majorité des opérations de reconquête du territoire irakien.
7500 soldats irakiens ont été formés depuis avril 2015 par les TF Narvik et Monsabert.
Le CEMA est ensuite allé à la rencontre des artilleurs français de la TF Wagram. Actuellement établis à proximité de Rawah, ils appuient les opérations menées dans la vallée de l’Euphrate par les forces de sécurité irakiennes.
Depuis la bataille de Mossoul, les artilleurs de la TF Wagram ont appuyé toutes les grandes opérations des forces de sécurité irakiennes : libération de Tal Hafar dans le Nord irakien, d’Hawijah plus au Centre, et actuellement reconquête d’Al Qaim et de Rawah.
SITUATION MILITAIRE DU THEATRE
Abou Kamal, dernière ville encore tenue par Daech, a été reprise par les forces pro-régime le 21.
Bien que Daech ait maintenant perdu toutes ses emprises territoriales, les opérations de sécurisation et de réduction des nombreuses poches terroristes restantes devraient néanmoins prendre encore du temps.
En Syrie : avancée vers le Sud-Est des forces démocratiques syriennes
Soutenues par la coalition, les forces démocratiques syriennes réalisent des progrès significatifs. Elles ont pris le contrôle des champs pétrolifères de Tanak au Nord d’Al Qaim et poursuivent maintenant leurs actions vers le Sud-Est.
En Irak : Libération de Rawah…
La bataille pour la reconquête de Rawah a été très rapide. Après un raid artillerie réalisé dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi dernier auquel a participé la TF Wagram, les forces de sécurité irakiennes ont pénétré dans la ville sans rencontrer de résistance significative.
Rawah, dernière ville tenue par Daech en Irak, a été reprise le 17 novembre.
… mais résurgence de Daech dans les territoires libérés
Ces victoires successives marquent la fin de Daech en tant que proto-Etat mais ne signifient pas encore la perte de la capacité de nuisance de l’organisation terroriste. L’organisation semble en effet peu à peu basculer dans une autre forme, se traduisant par une résurgence de l’activité terroriste dans les territoires libérés, sur le plateau d’Hawijah et autour de Kirkouk notamment.
Après la libération de Rawah, l’enjeu actuel consiste à sécuriser les zones récemment conquises. Ces opérations passent par la neutralisation des poches terroristes restantes et par des actions de déminage et de dépollution pour permettre le retour des populations.
ACTIVITE DE LA SEMAINE
la TF Wagram en appui de la reprise de Rawah, dernière ville tenue par Daech en Irak
Cette semaine, la TF Wagram a participé à l’appui feu de l’offensive sur Rawah. Dans ce cadre, elle a réalisé 13 missions de tir.
Bilan de la TF WAGRAM du 15 au 21 novembre inclus : 17 missions de tirs réalisées (13 la semaine précédente).
Depuis le début de la mission de la TFW, 1558 missions ont été réalisées.
Activité aérienne
Cette semaine, l’activité aérienne s’est concentrée sur l’appui à la reprise de Rawah.
Elle a donné lieu à 34 sorties et 4 frappes pour 5 objectifs neutralisés.
Les Rafale marine ont réalisé leurs dernières missions, marquant la fin du troisième plot mixte depuis le début de l’opération Chammal.
Bilan total depuis le 19/09/14 :
7479 sorties / 1421 frappes / 2207 objectifs neutralisés.’

November 24th – November 25th 2017
Iraq 2 strikes (14,098 – 14,099)
Syria 4 strikes (14,334 – 14,337)
Confirmed actions: US

‘Between Nov. 24 and Nov. 26, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

There are currently no reported strikes conducted in Syria or Iraq on Nov. 26, 2017.

On Nov. 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and a headquarters.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 25, 2017.

On Nov. 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike damaged an ISIS supply route.

On Nov. 24 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Baaj, one strike engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six ISIS vehicles and two ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Mosul, one strike damaged an ISIS supply route.

Additionally, we received late reporting of one strike consisting of one engagement conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Nov. 23.

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

 

November 25th – November 26th 2017
Iraq 0 strikes (14,099 – 14,099)
Syria 5 strikes (14,338 – 14,342)
Confirmed actions: US

‘Between Nov. 24 and Nov. 26, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

There are currently no reported strikes conducted in Syria or Iraq on Nov. 26, 2017.

On Nov. 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and a headquarters.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 25, 2017.

On Nov. 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike damaged an ISIS supply route.

On Nov. 24 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Baaj, one strike engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six ISIS vehicles and two ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Mosul, one strike damaged an ISIS supply route.

Additionally, we received late reporting of one strike consisting of one engagement conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Nov. 23.

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

 

 

November 26th – November 27th 2017
Iraq 0 strikes (14,099 – 14,099)
Syria 0 strikes (14,342 – 14,342)
Confirmed actions: US

‘Between Nov. 24 and Nov. 26, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 36 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

There are currently no reported strikes conducted in Syria or Iraq on Nov. 26, 2017.

On Nov. 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed four ISIS vehicles and a headquarters.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 25, 2017.

On Nov. 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed two ISIS vehicles.
•       Near Al Shadaddi, one strike damaged an ISIS supply route.

On Nov. 24 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of 21 engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Baaj, one strike engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six ISIS vehicles and two ISIS-held buildings.
•       Near Mosul, one strike damaged an ISIS supply route.

Additionally, we received late reporting of one strike consisting of one engagement conducted in Syria against ISIS targets on Nov. 23.

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

Update from French MoD on November 30th:

[In the past week, France reports that air activity was focused on the Jezirah Desert where intelligence and support missions were conducted to locate terrorists who fled cities recently recaptured from ISIS. There were 36 sorties and 1 strike and 2 targets destroyed. Totals since 19/09/14: 7515 sorties / 1422 strikes / 2209 targets destroyed.]

CHAMMAL
SITUATION MILITAIRE DU THEATRE
En zone irako-syrienne, Daech ne contrôle plus de grands centres urbains. Le prétendu califat n’existe plus et la phase de combat frontale contre Daech se termine. Affaibli, Daech tente maintenant de basculer dans une guerre clandestine.
La priorité des opérations actuelles est donc de supprimer les poches terroristes restantes, de sécuriser les territoires repris et de reconstruire les zones détruites par les combats, pour in fine permettre le retour à la vie normale des populations.

EFFORT DE LA COALITION
En Syrie, l’effort porte sur la zone située au Nord des villes de Deir Ez Zor et de Mayadin, tandis qu’en Irak, après la sécurisation de la ville d’Al Qaim et la saisie de Rawah, les forces de sécurité irakiennes concentrent leurs efforts sur la poursuite des terroristes qui se sont disséminés dans le désert de Jézirah.

EVOLUTION DE LA SITUATION
Poursuite des actions de combats contre Daech…
En Syrie, des combats violents se poursuivent dans la vallée de l’Euphrate où Daech est pris en tenaille entre les forces démocratiques syriennes et les forces pro-régime.
En Irak, les forces de sécurité irakiennes assurent la sécurisation du désert de Jézirah où de nombreux terroristes de Daech se sont réfugiés après les reprises d’Al Qaim et de Rawah. Pour l’instant, la résistance opposée par Daech reste faible malgré une menace permanente et l’utilisation d’engins explosifs improvisés.
…qui n’a pas perdu sa capacité de nuisance
Bien que très affaibli, Daech conserve une réelle capacité de nuisance. Basculant vers des modes d’action clandestins, l’organisation cherche à fragiliser les forces de sécurité irakiennes et le pouvoir en place et à déstabiliser les populations par la terreur.
Plusieurs attentats ont été commis ces derniers jours. Le plus important a eu lieu le 21 novembre dans un marché de Tuz Khurmatu (Sud de Kirkuk). Le bilan serait d’une trentaine de morts et de dizaines de blessés.
Dépollution et reconstruction
En parallèle des opérations de sécurisation, les forces de sécurité irakiennes soutenues par la coalition, s’attellent à la dépollution du champ de bataille. Les Task Force Monsabert et Narvik participent indirectement à ses opérations au travers de stages de lutte contre les engins explosifs improvisés au profit des forces de sécurité irakiennes. A Raqqah, les opérations progressent : des réfugiés ont d’ores et déjà été autorisés à retourner dans certaines zones périphériques.

ACTIVITES DE LA SEMAINE
la Task Force Wagram en appui des opérations de ratissage menées dans la vallée de l’Euphrate et le désert de Jézirah
Après avoir participé à la libération de Rawah, dernière ville tenue par Daech en Irak, la Task Force Wagram s’est réarticulée cette semaine pour être en mesure d’appuyer les forces de sécurité irakiennes dans leurs opérations de sécurisation et de ratissage de la vallée de l’Euphrate et du désert de Jézirah.
Elle n’a pas encore réalisé de tir dans le cadre de cette nouvelle mission d’appui mais se tient parée à effectuer des raids d’opportunité comme elle l’avait fait au cours de la bataille de Rawah.
Pour mémoire, depuis le début de la mission de la TFW, 1582 missions ont été réalisées.
Activité aérienne
L’activité aérienne s’est concentrée sur le désert de Jézirah où des missions de renseignement et d’appui ont été menées pour localiser et neutraliser les terroristes ayant fui les villes récemment reprises à Daech.

36 sorties et 1 frappe pour 2 objectifs neutralisés (bilan du 22 au 28 novembre).

Bilan total depuis le 19/09/14 : 7515 sorties / 1422 frappes / 2209 objectifs neutralisés.’

November 27th – November 28th 2017
Iraq 0 strikes (14,099 – 14,099)
Syria 3 strikes (14,343 – 14,343)
Confirmed actions: US

‘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. 27 and Nov. 30, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, five strike engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS fighting position, a tactical vehicle and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 30 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS construction vehicle.
•       Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker.

On Nov. 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, two ISIS watercraft, a heavy weapon, five ISIS vehicles and four supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 29, 2017.

On Nov. 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS watercraft, an ISIS barge, a weapons cache and 11 ISIS vehicles.

On Nov. 28 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagemens against ISIS targets.

•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

On Nov. 27 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, two ISIS watercraft, a rocket system and five ISIS vehicles.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 27, 2017.’

 

November 28th – November 29th 2017
Iraq 1 strike (14,100 – 14,100)
Syria 5 strikes (14,344 – 14,348)
Confirmed actions: US

‘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. 27 and Nov. 30, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, five strike engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS fighting position, a tactical vehicle and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 30 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS construction vehicle.
•       Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker.

On Nov. 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, two ISIS watercraft, a heavy weapon, five ISIS vehicles and four supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 29, 2017.

On Nov. 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS watercraft, an ISIS barge, a weapons cache and 11 ISIS vehicles.

On Nov. 28 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagemens against ISIS targets.

•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

On Nov. 27 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, two ISIS watercraft, a rocket system and five ISIS vehicles.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 27, 2017.’

 

November 29th – November 30th 2017
Iraq 0 strikes (14,100 – 14,100)
Syria 3 strikes (14,349 – 14,351)
Confirmed actions: US

‘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. 27 and Nov. 30, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, five strike engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS fighting position, a tactical vehicle and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 30 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS construction vehicle.
•       Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker.

On Nov. 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, two ISIS watercraft, a heavy weapon, five ISIS vehicles and four supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 29, 2017.

On Nov. 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS watercraft, an ISIS barge, a weapons cache and 11 ISIS vehicles.

On Nov. 28 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagemens against ISIS targets.

•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

On Nov. 27 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, two ISIS watercraft, a rocket system and five ISIS vehicles.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 27, 2017.’

 

November 30th – December 1st 2017
Iraq 2 strikes (14,101 – 14,102)
Syria 5 strikes +1* (14,352 – 14,357)
Confirmed actions: US

‘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. 27 and Nov. 30, Coalition military forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Nov. 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Abu Kamal, five strike engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS fighting position, a tactical vehicle and an explosive hazard.

On Nov. 30 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
•       Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS construction vehicle.
•       Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker.

On Nov. 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, two ISIS watercraft, a heavy weapon, five ISIS vehicles and four supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 29, 2017.

On Nov. 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS watercraft, an ISIS barge, a weapons cache and 11 ISIS vehicles.

On Nov. 28 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagemens against ISIS targets.

•       Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

On Nov. 27 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a tactical vehicle, two ISIS watercraft, a rocket system and five ISIS vehicles.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 27, 2017.’

*  See Dec 1st – 2nd for amended strike

Australian MoD Summary for November 2017:

AFCENT figures for November 2017: