Military reports – October 2017

Written on October 1, 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 October 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.

October 1st – October 2nd 2017
Iraq 1 strikes +1*  (13,821 – 13,822)
Syria 25 strikes +3*  (13,709 – 13,736)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

 ‘On Sep. 30 and Oct.1, Coalition military forces conducted 69 strikes consisting of 88 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Sept. 30, Coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed an ISIS well head and engaged two tactical units.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.

• Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, destroyed 20 fighting positions and a supply route, and suppressed 10 fighting positions.

In Syria, on Oct. 1, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two ISIS well heads and a fighting position.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters.

• Near Raqqah, 20 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 16 fighting positions, 11 vehicles; and disrupted two supply routes.

In Iraq, on Sept. 30, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Bayji, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four weapons caches and two mortar systems.

• Near Huwijah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed 10 vehicles and two command and control nodes.

• Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS VBIED factory.

• Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, on Oct. 1, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of 7 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Huwijah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two weapons caches, two command and control nodes, a VBIED facility, a VBIED; and suppressed a tactical unit.

Additionally, 15 strikes consisting of 28 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Aug. 2-4 and Sept. 29.

• On Aug. 2, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes destroyed two ISIS fighting positions; and suppressed four fighting positions.

• On Aug. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, five strikes suppressed 10 ISIS fighting positions.

• On Aug. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes suppressed seven ISIS fighting positions.

• On Sept. 29, near Bayji, Iraq, two strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions, a vehicle and a generator.

• On Sept. 29, near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed four ISIS supply routes and four communication networks.

* See Oct 2nd-3rd press release for amended strikes

 

October 2nd – October 3rd 2017
Iraq 4 strikes   (13,823 – 13,826)
Syria 10 strikes +23* +10*  (13,737 – 13,779)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct.2, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes [1 British?] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle.

•Near Raqqah, six strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions and three ISIS supply routes.

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

•Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a weapons cache.

•Near Bayji, one strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel and a vehicle.

•Near Kirkuk, one strike [1 Aus] destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

Additionally, four strikes consisting of eight engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 1 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•Near Al Shadaddi, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

•Near Bayji, Iraq, one strike destroyed seven ISIS vehicles, four fighting positions, two VBIEDs, and a tactical vehicle.

•Near Raqqah, Syria, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.’

* See Oct 3rd-4th and Oct 4th-5th press releases for amended strikes

 Update from UK MoD for Monday 2 October:

‘Monday 2 October – a Reaper struck a group of terrorists engaged in combat with Syrian Democratic Forces near Dayr az Zawr, Syria…With Syrian Democratic Forces continuing to fight Daesh to the north-east of Dayr az Zawr, a Royal Air Force Reaper remotely piloted aircraft flew overwatch on Monday 2 October. An SDF unit reported being engaged in close combat with several terrorists, and the Reaper’s crew intervened, successfully targeting the extremists with a Hellfire missile attack.’

Update from Australian MoD for October 2nd:

‘On 02 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Kirkuk. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh defensive position with a guided munition.’

October 3rd – October 4th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes   (13,827 – 13,831)
Syria 34 strikes +4* +1*  (13,780 – 13,818)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct.3, Coalition military forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units.

•Near Raqqah, 30 strikes engaged 16 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 14 fighting positions, two vehicles, and a logistics node; and suppressed four fighting positions.

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

•Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and a weapons cache.

•Near Huwijah, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a VBIED.

•Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and four ISIS boats.

Additionally, 23 strikes consisting of 25 engagements were conducted in Syria on Oct. 2 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Oct. 2, near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units, destroyed nine fighting positions and damaged five fighting positions.’

* See Oct 4th-5th and 5th-6th press releases for amended strikes

 

October 4th – October 5th 2017
Iraq 9 strikes +1*   (13,832 – 13,841)
Syria 28 strikes +28*  (13,819 – 13,874)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct.4, Coalition military forces conducted 37 strikes consisting of 47 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 31 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed four vehicles and a VBIED.

•Near Raqqah, 23 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units; destroyed two communications systems, 17 fighting positions, one command and control node, two logistics nodes, four ISIS oil stills and three ISIS oil trucks; and suppressed two fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Asad, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

•Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS weapons cache and a VBIED factory.

•Near Huwijah, six strikes [1 or more British] engaged two ISIS tactical units; suppressed four ISIS oil stills; and destroyed five ISIS oil tanks, an IED facility, a VBIED, a weapons cache, a vehicle, a fighting position, and three ISIS-held buildings.

Additionally, 14 strikes consisting of 14 engagements were conducted in Syria on Oct. 2-3 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Oct. 2, Near Raqqah, 10 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units.

•On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, four strikes destroyed three ISIS fighting positions and a VBIED.’

* See Oct 5th-6th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday 4 October:

‘Wednesday 4 October – Typhoons assisted in the liberation of Hawijah, destroying a Daesh mortar team and truck-bomb, while Tornados destroyed another truck-bomb near Bayji…A flight of Typhoons supported Iraqi forces as they advanced to liberate Hawijah on Wednesday 4 October. Our aircraft used Paveway IV guided bombs to remove two threats which the Iraqi troops encountered: a terrorist mortar team, and a truck-bomb which was blocking a road to the north-east of the town. Meanwhile, a pair of Tornados were tasked to deal with a second truck-bomb which had been positioned by terrorists to the north-east of Bayji. The vehicle was destroyed by a direct hit from a Brimstone missile.’

 In the last week, France report 10 strikes and 5 artillery missions in Iraq 

 

October 5th – October 6th 2017
Iraq 10 strikes (13,842 – 13,851)
Syria 34 strikes +11* +1*  (13,875 – 13,920)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct.5, Coalition military forces conducted 44 strikes consisting of 65 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.

•Near Al Hawl, one strike destroyed an ISIS staging area.

•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two IEDs and a logistics node.

•Near Raqqah, 29 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 23 fighting positions, two vehicles, a supply route, an IED, damaged a vehicle and suppressed three fighting positions.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 22 engagements against ISIS targets.

•Near Al Bashir, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a weapons cache.

•Near Huwijah, eight strikes [1 or more Aus] engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed nine VBIEDs, four vehicles, three weapons caches, and an ISIS-held building.

•Near Ramadi, one strike destroyed an ISIS bunker.

Additionally, 30 strikes consisting of 36 engagements were conducted in Iraq and Syria on Oct. 3-4 that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Oct. 3, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike destroyed an ISIS communication system.

•On Oct. 4, near Huwijah, Iraq, one strike destroyed 11 ISIS vehicles, a tunnel and a VBIED.

•On Oct. 4, near Raqqah, Syria, 28 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positons, three command and control nodes, communication infrastructure, four communication systems and a VBIED; and suppressed two fighting positions.’

* See October 6th-7th and 7th-9th releases.

From Australian MoD for October 5th:

‘On 05 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck four Daesh VBIEDs with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 5 October:

‘Thursday 5 October – Typhoons attacked a terrorist base in eastern Syria…Intelligence had confirmed that a group of three buildings in eastern Syria, some forty miles south-east of Hasakah and close to a border crossing into Iraq, was being used as a base by Daesh. Two Typhoons conducted a carefully planned attack on Thursday 5 October, each of the three buildings being struck with a Paveway IV.’

October 6th – October 7th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes +1*  (13,852 – 13,858)
Syria 20 strikes +23*  (13,921 – 13,963)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct.6, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes [1 British?] engaged three ISIS tactical units, destroyed a defensive fighting position, a heavy machine gun and a vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, 17 strikes [1 British?] engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed a command and control node, seven fighting positions, two vehicles, and two communications infrastructures, and a VBIED; damaged two fighting positions, two communication infrastructures, two ISIS supply routes and suppressed one fighting position.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VIED.
•Near Bashir, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a weapons cache.
•Near Huwijah, one strike [1 Aus?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a road block.
•Near Taji, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
•Near Rawah, two strikes engaged two improvised bridges and destroyed an ISIS building.

Additionally, 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements were conducted in Syria on Oct. 5, that closed within the last 24 hours.

•On Oct. 5, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike engaged a fighting position.
•On Oct. 5, near Raqqah, Syria, 10 strikes disrupted three ISIS supply routes, damaged five fighting positions, destroyed one fighting position, and suppressed one fighting position and one ISIS tactical unit.”

Update from Australian MoD for October 6th:

‘On 06 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operationsin the vicinity ofHawijah.The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Friday 6 October:

‘Friday 6 October – a Reaper hit three groups of extremists near Dayr az Zawr, whilst Tornados eliminated another group inside Raqqa…The following day [Oct 6th], a Reaper again patrolled north-east of Dayr az Zawr; its crew delivered attacks with Hellfire missiles on three groups of terrorists, including one manning a heavy weapon, and also supported two further strikes by coalition aircraft. Two Tornados supported the Syrian Democratic Forces inside Raqqa as they cleared remaining terrorist positions in the north-west of the city. Despite the SDF being very close to the target, the Tornados delivered a precision attack with a Paveway on a Daesh group firing from a building.

October 7th – October 8th 2017
Iraq 10 strikes  (13,859 – 13,868)
Syria 53 strikes (13,964 – 14,016)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct 7-8, Coalition military forces conducted 95 strikes consisting of 109 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, on Oct. 7, Coalition military forces conducted 53 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical unit and a vehicle.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIS command and control network.
•Near Raqqah, 51 strikes [1 British?] engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed 50 fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, six vehicles, one VBIED, and four command and control networks.

In Iraq, on Oct. 7, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes against ISIS targets consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a headquarters and a vehicle.
•Near Bashir, one strike destroyed an ISIS tactical vehicle.
•Near Hit, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tunnel system.
•Near Rawah, four strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, a VBIED and a weapons cache.
•Near Tuz, one strike destroyed four ISIS-held buildings.
•Near Al Huwayjah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, 25 strikes consisting of 31 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 5-6.
•On Oct 5, near Raqqah, Syria, one strike damaged an ISIS fighting position.
•On Oct 6 near Al Huwayjah, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•On Oct. 6, near Raqqah, Syria 23 strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 17 fighting positions, six vehicles, a VBIED, and an ISIS supply road.”

Update from Australian MoD for October 7th:

‘On 07 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Ramadi. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 7 October:

‘Saturday 7 October – Typhoons destroyed three Daesh positions in Raqqa…On Saturday 7 October, Typhoons also operated over Raqqa, and bombed three further terrorist positions in the north-west of the city.’

October 8th – October 9th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes  (13,869 – 13,875)
Syria 25 strikes +3* (14,017 – 14,044)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

In Syria, on Oct. 8, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 vehicles, one VBIED, one machine gun, and four command and control networks.

In Iraq, on Oct. 8, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed one vehicle.
•Near Huwijah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
•Near Rawah, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three staging areas, a headquarters and a vehicle.”

* See October 9th-10th daily report

 

October 9th – October 10th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +1*  (13,876 – 13,883)
Syria 4 strikes +3* (14,045 – 14,051)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 9, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed a vehicle and a weapons storage facility.
•Near Al Shaddai, one strike destroyed an ISIS VBIED and a fighting position.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes against ISIS targets consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS IED and an ISIS-held building.
•Near Haditha, three strikes destroyed an ISIS IED and a supply road.
•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS headquarters.
•Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike destroyed an ISIS supply road.

Additionally, 3 strikes consisting of 4 engagements were conducted in Syria on Oct. 8 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•Near Raqqah, 2 strikes damaged an ISIS fighting position; and disrupted a line of communication.
•Near Al Shadaddi, one strike damaged an ISIS VBIED.”

* See October 10th-11th report

Update from Australian MoD for October 9th:

‘On 09Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rawah.The Australian aircraft struck two Vehicle Bourne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED), and a Daesh VBIED facility with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Monday 9 October:

‘Monday 9 October – a Reaper destroyed a large truck-bomb north-east of Dayr az Zawr in Syria, and assisted a coalition air strike nearby…

The Syrian Democratic Forces, supported by the Coalition, continue to make good progress towards the fall of Raqqah, having now cleared around 90% of the city. The RAF have played a pivotal role in this, striking 213 targets in and around Raqqah since the start of the SDF offensive. This included two Tornado GR4s providing close air support to the Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqah on Thursday 12 October. A Paveway IV guided bomb was deployed to target the upper storeys of a building from which a Daesh sniper was firing, and a second weapon struck another building from which terrorists were engaged in a combat with the SDF.

Elsewhere, an area some twenty miles north-east of Dayr az Zawr remained a key focus for Royal Air Force Reaper patrols supporting the operations of the SDF in the area. On Monday 9 October, a Reaper spotted a concealed truck-bomb, which allowed a coalition fast jet to destroy it with an accurate strike. The Reaper then dealt with a second such truck-bomb using its own Hellfire missiles, which resulted in a very large secondary explosion when the vehicle was hit, proving the presence of explosives.’

October 10th – October 11th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes +1* +2*  (13,884 – 13,894)
Syria 8 strikes +1* (14,052 – 14,060)
Confirmed actions: US, UK, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 10, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two ISIS vehicles and two trailers.
•Near Ash Shaddadi, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and an armored vehicle.
•Near Raqqah, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed a logistical node.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed an ISIS fuel point, a weapons cache, four ISIS-held buildings, and 36 vehicles.
•Near Rawa, five strikes [1-2 Australian] engaged two ISIS tactical unit, damaged a supply route and destroyed seven VBIEDs, a VBIED factory, a heavy machine gun, an ISIS-held building, and a vehicle.

Additionally, four strikes consisting of 15 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 9 that closed within the last 24 hours.
•Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, and destroyed two headquarters structures, a logistics node, and a fighting position.
•Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed two ISIS weapons storage facilities, a VBIED factory, six staging areas and a headquarters structure.”

* See October 11th-12th and 12th-13th reports

Update from Australian MoD for October 10th:

‘On 10 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rawah. The Australian aircraft struck two Vehicle Bourne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) and two Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.’

Update from UK MoD for Tuesday 10 October:

‘Tuesday 10 October – a Reaper engaged a machine-gun position and an armoured truck manned by terrorists north-east of Dayr az Zawr...The following day [Oct 10th], a further Reaper armed reconnaissance mission identified a terrorist setting up a machine-gun position; he was killed by a Hellfire shortly after he opened fire. The Reaper’s crew used a second Hellfire to destroy an armoured truck manned by several Daesh extremists, again to the north-east of Dayr az Zawr.’

From Australian MoD on October 10th:

‘Operation OKRA – ADF Airstrikes for the period 22 Sep – 05 Oct 17

Over the period 22 Sep – 05 Oct 17, Air Task Group strike operations focused on supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure Ramadi, Rawah, Hawijah, Kirkuk, Al Qaim and Bayji from Daesh forces.

On 23 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rawah. The Australian aircraft struck three Daesh Boats with guided munitions.

On 24 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh VBIED (Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device), two Daesh defensive positions and a Daesh earth moving vehicle with guided munitions.

On 25 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh VBIED and a Daesh defensive position with guided munitions.

On 26 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Kirkuk, Hawijah and Al Qaim. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh building containing an Improvised Explosive Device, two Daesh defensive positions and a Daesh vehicle with guided munitions.

On 30 Sep 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Hawijah and Bayji. The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.

On 02 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Kirkuk. The Australian aircraft struck a Daesh defensive position with a guided munition.

On 05 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Hawijah. The Australian aircraft struck four Daesh VBIEDs with guided munitions.’

October 11th – October 12th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +2*  (13,895 – 13,900)
Syria 27 strikes +8* (14,061 – 14,095)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 11, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 39 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 33 engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed one ISIS vehicle.
•Near Ar Raqqah, 24 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, damaged nine fighting positions, destroyed 11 fighting positions, 12 vehicles, two communication nodes and one ISIS supply route.
•Near Al Shadaddai, two strikes destroyed an ISIS HQ and one staging area.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
•Near Al Qaim, three strikes destroyed an ISIS training camp and staging area.
•Near Rawah, one strike destroyed a VBIED and three ISIS supply routes.

Additionally, two strikes consisting of six engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 10 that closed within the last 24 hours.
• Near Ar Raqqah, Syria, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.
• Near Rawah, Iraq, one strike destroyed a VBIED, an ISIS fuel tanker and a vehicle.”

 

October 12th – October 13th 2017
Iraq 2 strikes +3*  (13,901 – 13,905)
Syria 27 strikes +4* (14,096 – 14,126)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 12, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 27 engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed one vehicle.
*Near Ar Raqqah, 25 strikes [2 British?] engaged nine ISIS tactical units, suppressed one fighting position, destroyed two communications nodes, 10 fighting positions, one vehicle and one ISIS supply road.
*Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged one ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.
*Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.
*Near Haditha, one strike engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle and a heavy machine gun.

Additionally, 12 strikes consisting of 13 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 10-11 that closed within the last 24 hours.
*On Oct. 11 near Ar Raqqah, Syria, eight strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four ISIS communication lines, two communications nodes and a fighting position.
*On Oct. 11 near Rawah, Iraq, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS-held building.
*On Oct. 10 near Rawah, Iraq, two strikes destroying four ISIS supply routes, a command and control node and an ISIS-held building.”

* Also see October 13th-14th release

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 12 October:

‘Thursday 12 October – Tornados struck two Daesh-held buildings in Raqqah, and bombed a terrorist camp in the western Iraqi desert…On Thursday 12 October, over western Iraq, another Tornado flight dropped four Paveways on a Daesh camp in the desert, some 60 miles south-west of Ramadi….This included two Tornado GR4s providing close air support to the Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqah on Thursday 12 October. A Paveway IV guided bomb was deployed to target the upper storeys of a building from which a Daesh sniper was firing, and a second weapon struck another building from which terrorists were engaged in a combat with the SDF.

October 13th – October 14th 2017
Iraq 1 strike (13,906 – 13,906)
Syria 3 strikes (14,127 – 14,129)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

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

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 3 strikes consisting of 3 engagements against ISIS targets.
• Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed one ISIS HQ structure.
• Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged one ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions and one logistics node.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.
• Near Al Qaim one strike destroyed one ISIS communications infrastructure.

Additionally, 7 strikes consisting of 10 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 12 that closed within the last 24 hours.
• Near Al Qaim, Iraq, two strikes destroyed one ISIS VBIED factory and one HQ structure.
• Near Ramadi, Iraq, one strike destroyed one ISIS camp.
• Near Raqqah, Syria, four strikes destroyed three ISIS lines of communication and one fighting position.”

Update from UK MoD for Friday 13 October:

‘Friday 13 October – a Reaper destroyed a mortar being fired north-east of Dayr az Zawr, and supported a coalition air strike in the same area…A Reaper was again in action north-east of Dayr az Zawr on Friday 13 October; its crew observed a mortar being fired from a compound and scored a direct on the position with a Hellfire. The Reaper’s crew then provided surveillance support to a coalition air strike on another position in the area.’

From French MoD on October 13th:

[On the weekend of September 30 and October 1, 2017, the first patrol composed of two Rafale Air and two Rafale Marine took off from the Projected Air Base in the Levant to strike one of the last bastions of Daesh on the Euphrates. Multiple strikes simultaneously neutralized a Daesh command post in the Rawah area; a further major blow to the enemy’s capabilities on the enemy’s area, allowing Iraqi troops to advance to the ground and reclaiming their territory.]

Chammal : aviateurs et marins ensemble au combat

Mise à jour : 13/10/2017
Depuis le 26 septembre 2017, quatre Rafale Marine ont été déployés sur la base aérienne projetée au Levant, aux côtés de quatre Rafale Air. Ce détachement de Rafale air et marine est le troisième et dernier plot mixte de l’année qui n’a pas tardé pour faire ses débuts sur le théâtre d‘opérations.

Ainsi, le week-end du 30 septembre et 1er octobre 2017, la première patrouille composée de deux Rafale Air et de deux Rafale Marine a décollé depuis la Base Aérienne Projetée au Levant afin de frapper l’un des derniers bastions de Daech sur l’Euphrate.

Les multiples frappes simultanées ont permis de neutraliser un poste de commandement de Daech dans la région de Rawah ; un nouveau coup important porté aux capacités sur zone de l’ennemi, permettant la progression des troupes irakiennes au sol et la reconquête de leur territoire.

Au sein de la base aérienne projetée comme dans les airs, l’interopérabilité des aviateurs et des marins est totale, garantissant une efficacité maximale. Pilotes, mécaniciens, armuriers ou fusiliers ont de suite trouvé leurs marques pour permettre aux premières patrouilles d’agir rapidement pour assurer leurs missions d’appui aérien ou de frappes planifiées sur l’ensemble de la zone d’opérations.

Si les Rafale Marine et Air diffèrent sensiblement d’un point de vue technique, c’est la mission qui rassemble aviateurs et marins : défaire Daech. Sur le théâtre d’opération Chammal, une excellente entente au quotidien traduit l’échange de culture entre les armées, et scelle le début du dernier plot mixte de l’année 2017 sur la Base Aérienne Projetée au Levant.

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 contre Daech et à frapper les capacités militaires du groupe terroriste.’

 

From French MoD on October 13th:

In the past week, France report 7 airstrikes and 5 artillery strikes in Iraq.

 

October 14th – October 15th 2017
Iraq 9 strikes +1* (13,907 – 13,916)
Syria 1 strikes (14,130 – 14,130)
Confirmed actions: US, UK 

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 14, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged one ISIS tactical unit.

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

• Near Al Qaim, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three VBEID factories, a weapons cache, a homemade explosives production site, an ISIS-held building and a vehicle.

• Near Rawah, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed a command and control node, a VBEID factory and an explosives factory.’

* See Oct 15th-16th press release for amended strikes

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 14 October:

‘Saturday 14 October – a Reaper engaged one group of terrorists near Dayr az Zawr, and assisted coalition air strikes on two more targets…On Saturday 14 October, a Reaper successfully engaged one small group of terrorists with a Hellfire, then provided support to two air strikes on further extremists operating on foot nearby.’

From CJTFOIR on October 14th:

Raqqah Civil Council and Tribal Elders Arrange Civilian Evacuation to Reduce Civilian Casualties

SOUTHWEST ASIA – A convoy of vehicles is staged to depart Raqqah Oct. 14 under an arrangement brokered by the Raqqah Civil Council and local Arab tribal elders Oct. 12.

The arrangement is designed to minimize civilian casualties and purportedly excludes foreign Daesh terrorists as people trapped in the city continue to flee the impending fall of Daesh’s so-called capital.

People departing Raqqah under the arrangement are subject to search and screening by Syrian Democratic Forces.

The Coalition was not involved in the discussions that led to the arrangement, but believes it will save innocent lives and allow Syrian Democratic Forces and the Coalition to focus on defeating Daesh terrorists in Raqqah with less risk of civilian casualties.

“We do not condone any arrangement that allows Daesh terrorists to escape Raqqah without facing justice, only to resurface somewhere else. We remain concerned about the thousands of civilians in Raqqah who remain subject to Daesh cruelty,” said Coalition Director of Operations Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga.  “Daesh terrorists have been hiding behind women and children for three years, and we are against any arrangement that lets them continue to do so.”‘

 

October 15th – October 16th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes (13,917 – 13,924)
Syria 2 strikes +1* (14,131 – 14,133)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 15, Coalition military forces conducted ten strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

•  Near Ash Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

•  Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle.

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

•  Near Al Qaim, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed five supply routes, two VBIED factories and an ISIS-held building.

•  Near Ar Rutbah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three vehicles.

•  Near Rawah, one strike destroyed two command and control nodes and an anti-air artillery system.

•  Near Tuz, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tunnel.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on Oct. 14 that closed within the last 72 hours.

•  Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed five ISIS supply routes and a tunnel entrance.’

* See Oct 16th-17th press release for amended strikes

From CJTFOIR on October 16th:

Coalition Statement on Military Movements Near Kirkuk

SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Coalition is monitoring movements of military vehicles and personnel in the vicinity of Kirkuk. These movements of military vehicles, so far, have been coordinated movements, not attacks.

Coalition forces and advisors are not supporting Government of Iraq or Kurdistan Regional Government activities near Kirkuk, but are aware of reports of a limited exchange of fire during predawn hours of darkness Oct. 16. We believe the engagement this morning was a misunderstanding and not deliberate as two elements attempted to link up under limited visibility conditions.

The Coalition strongly urges all sides to avoid escalatory actions.

“We continue to advocate dialogue between Iraqi and Kurdish authorities. All parties must remain focused on the defeat of our common enemy, ISIS, in Iraq,” said Maj. Gen. Robert White, Commanding General of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve.

The Coalition is committed to the defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and is against any action that distracts from our mission.’

 

October 16th – October 17th 2017
Iraq 2 strikes (13,925 – 13,926)
Syria 0 strikes +3 (14,133 – 14,136)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 16, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS terrorists in Iraq.

• Near Rahwah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an IED weapons facility.

• Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed a VBIED factory.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Syria on Oct. 15 that closed within the last 24 hours.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions.’

* See Oct 17th-18th press release for amended strikes

From CJTFOIR on October 17th:

Operation INHERENT RESOLVE observes Task Force’s third anniversary

MIDDLE EAST — Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) is proud to mark the third anniversary of the international effort to defeat Daesh.

CJTF-OIR was formally established Oct. 17, 2014 by the U.S. Department of Defense, and is currently supported by the combined effort of 69 nations and four partner organizations. Over the last 3 years, OIR has brought together a large and powerful military coalition which has enabled partner forces in Iraq and Syria to liberate their countries from Daesh.

Daesh began forming amid sectarian conflicts in Iraq and in 2013 its brutal and evil ideology spread across Iraq and Syria, establishing so-called capitals in Mosul and Raqqah.

At its peak, Daesh recruited thousands of foreign and domestic terrorists to enforce its evil tyranny over some 8 million civilians living in the occupied territory, routinely conducting torture and public executions to maintain control over the terrorized population.

In mid-2014, the United States Third Army/Army Central created the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command to lead operations in Iraq against Daesh. From its formation, the CJTF worked to advise, assist, equip and train Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) to defeat Daesh, and later incorporated the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) into the operation.

Coalition nations continue to support the ISF and SDF with the most precise air campaign in history. The Coalition goes to extraordinary lengths to prevent harm to non-combatants and minimize partner force losses.
The “by, with and through” strategy of working with the Government of Iraq and the SDF has seen more than 119,375 forces trained by the Global Coalition in Iraq, and more than 12,154 trained in Syria in the past three years, with these forces playing essential roles in liberating over 6.6 million Iraqi and Syrian civilians from Daesh control. In the process, the combined efforts of the Coalition and its partner forces have reclaimed over 93,790 km² of territory – more than 87% of the territory seized by Daesh in 2014.

Partner forces over the last three years have liberated major population centers in Syria and Iraq including Mosul, Tal Afar and Hawijah in Iraq, and Tabqah and Manbij in Syria. The battle for Raqqah is near its end as SDF clears the city following an arrangement facilitated by the Raqqah Civil Council and local Arab tribal elders that escorted approximately 3,500 civilians to safety.

Throughout the operation, the focus has been on destroying Daesh while avoiding unnecessary loss of civilian life and damage to critical infrastructure. The Coalition holds itself accountable for the use of force in accordance with the law of armed conflict, and in support of our partner forces liberating the people of Iraq and Syria from the oppressive control of Daesh.

CJTF-OIR’s partner forces are effectively holding the regions reclaimed from Daesh throughout Iraq and Syria and are working hard to ensure passage of displaced people to safe locations. The Global Coalition recognizes the hard work and cooperative efforts of the Government of Iraq, legitimate Civil Councils in Syria, international government aid organizations and various non-government organizations in restoring local, inclusive governance and basic, essential services to citizens returning to their home towns.

CJTF-OIR’s efforts to defeat Daesh have made significant progress but are not yet over, with an estimated 3,000 to 7,000 Daesh terrorists continuing to fight in Iraq and Syria. The liberation of Raqqah will be yet another milestone in our partners’ achievements, but there will be more work to do to defeat Daesh.

The people of Iraq and Syria continue to support our shared mission of defeating Daesh because we have demonstrated we care for their well-being and are fighting to restore peace and legitimate governance in the region. OIR’s legacy will be the peace and stability offered to the populations liberated from the scourge of Daesh.’

 

October 17th – October 18th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +1* +4 *(13,927 – 13,936)
Syria 2 strikes +1* (14,137 – 14,139)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 17, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

• Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two VBEID factories and an ISIS headquarters.

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

• Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed three ISIS VBIED factories, an ISIS-held building and a munition production and storage facility.

• Near Bayji, two strikes destroyed an ISIS VBIED and an ISIS tunnel.

• Near Rawah, one strike engaged one ISIS tactical unit.

Additionally, three strikes consisting of three engagements were conducted in Syria on Oct. 16 that closed within the last 24 hours.

• Near Raqqah, three strikes suppressed three ISIS communication lines.’

* See Oct 26-27th and 27th-28th for amended strikes

October 18th – October 19th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes (13,937 – 13,943)
Syria 5 strikes (14,140 – 14,144)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 18, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 15 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, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a weapons cache and two tactical vehicles.

•  Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and suppressed an indirect fire position and a defensive fighting position.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•  Near Al Qaim, four strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters, an ISIS-held building, two weapons caches, a VBIED storage facility and a tactical vehicle.

•  Near Rawah, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two command and control centers, an ISIS safe house, an IED facility and an ISIS encampment.’

 

October 19th – October 20th 2017
Iraq 6 strikes (13,944 – 13,949)
Syria 2 strikes (14,145 – 14,146)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 19, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

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

• Near Ash Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

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

• Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory and damaged three ISIS-held buildings.

• Near Bayji, one strike destroyed three ISIS tunnels.

• Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS weapons cache and a VBIED factory.’

From CJTFOIR On October 20th:

Syrian Democratic Forces Liberate Raqqah

SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Coalition congratulates our Syrian Democratic Forces partners on their announcement of the liberation of Raqqah, Syria, from Daesh occupation Oct. 20. Daesh’s loss of Mosul and now Raqqah are turning points for the terrorist organization whose leaders grow ever more distant from a dwindling number of terrorist adherents.

Raqqah was occupied by Syrian opposition forces in 2013 and was embroiled in a destructive civil war before being seized by Daesh in January 2014, at which time the city was declared the capital of the terrorist group’s so-called “caliphate.”

During the civil war in Raqqah, the local population lived in a cross-fire of destruction brought about by continuous conflict between the Syrian regime and the opposition. Under Daesh, Raqqah became a magnet for foreign terrorists. Residents were forced to live under a brutal regime that routinely carried out public executions, extortions billed as “taxation,” and forced conscriptions.

Daesh used its three-plus year occupation to convert Raqqah into a fortified military prison. The terrorist organization used hospitals, mosques, schools and otherwise-protected sites as cover for the planning, execution and support of military operations. Daesh also committed violations of human rights for which individuals will be held accountable. Raqqah was a key location for Daesh’s planning, financing, execution, or inspiration of terrorist activities throughout the world, including attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice, Manchester and many others.

The fight to liberate Raqqah commenced with Coalition Strikes against Daesh in support of the ground assault by Syrian Democratic Forces June 6. By Sept. 3, SDF had made significant gains and secured the Ancient Mosque in the old city center. This prevented the mosque from succumbing to the same fate as the Al Nuri Mosque in West Mosul, Iraq, which Daesh terrorists destroyed in June 2017.

“An ethnically diverse force with local elements leading the fight, the SDF conducted a highly effective, professional operation in a difficult urban area to free the city,” said Coalition director of Operations, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga. “They fought tenaciously and with courage against an unprincipled enemy, taking great care to move the population trapped by Daesh away from the battle area and minimize civilian casualties,” said Braga.

Throughout the fight for Raqqah, the Coalition provided – and continues to provide – training, equipment, advice, assistance, intelligence, air and ground fires support to decisively defeat Daesh. The liberated city will return to local governance and leadership. Raqqawis now have a chance to control their own future.

While symbolic, the SDF’s liberation of Raqqa does not mean the end of Daesh terrorism. “The military defeat of Daesh is essential, but not sufficient,” said Coalition commander Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II. “We are still fighting the remnants of Daesh in Iraq and Syria, and will continue to facilitate humanitarian efforts assisting citizens adversely affected by a brutal occupation, who face a long battle to gain their freedom,” said Funk. “A tough fight still lies ahead.”

We honor the valor and considerable sacrifices of our Partner and Coalition Forces in this epic struggle to rid the region of violent extremism. Coalition and partners forces remain fully committed to the permanent defeat of Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk’s message on the liberation is available here:
https://www.dvidshub.net/video/559294/ltg-paul-funk-raqqa-liberation-statement’

October 20th – October 21st 2017
Iraq 6 strikes (13,950 – 13,955)
Syria 5 strikes (14,147 – 14,151)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 20, 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 destroyed an ISIS-held oil wellhead.

•  Near Dayr Az Zwar, four strikes [1 British?] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three logistics nodes and a fighting position.

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

•  Near Al Qaim, six strikes destroyed an ISIS weapons cache, two ISIS-held buildings, an IED factory, a weapons storage facility and an ISIS petroleum, oil, and lubricants site.’

From UK MoD for Friday October 20th:

Friday 20 October: a Reaper aircraft operated to the north-east of Dayr az Zawr. Observing a group of armed terrorists taking up position in a building ahead of the Syrian Democratic Forces, it fire a single Hellfire missile scoring a direct hit on the building and eliminating the group inside.

Update from French MoD on October 20th:

[France reports that after having taken part in the takeover of Hawija, TF Wagram is currently being redeployed in order to support the GUF in their future commitments. France reports 34 air sorties but no strikes. Total tallies since 19/09/14: 7310 sorties / 1412 strikes / 2196 neutralized targets. Of which since 27/09/15 in Syria: 149 strikes / 295 objectives neutralized.]

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL

SITUATION
En Irak : les forces irakiennes engagées simultanément sur de nombreux fronts
En Irak, les Forces de sécurité irakiennes restent engagées simultanément sur de nombreux fronts.
Leurs opérations consistent essentiellement à des opérations de sécurisation des zones récemment conquises. Elles se concentrent actuellement dans la région de Tal Afar, dans la vallée de l’Euphrate autour de Anah et dans la poche d’Hawija. Concernant la poche d’Hawija, son nettoyage devrait permettre d’expulser Daech d’une zone refuge qui lui permettait jusqu’alors d’infiltrer Bagdad depuis le Nord pour y mener des attaques.
En Syrie : les combats se poursuivent
A Raqqah, après une phase d’accalmie ayant permis l’évacuation d’environ 1500 civils, les forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS) ont repris leur offensive. Leur progression a été rapide. Ils contrôlent aujourd’hui 98% de la ville. S’il leur reste encore à chasser les derniers combattants de Daech retranchés dans quelques poches de résistance situées à l’est du stade, l’annonce officielle de la libération de la ville est néanmoins imminente.
La reprise de Raqqah, première grande ville de Syrie à être tombée aux mains de Daech en 2014, constituera un revers de taille pour Daech qui a maintenant perdu presque l’intégralité du territoire qu’il avait conquis. Aujourd’hui, de l’ordre de 90 % du territoire initialement tenu par Daech a été repris depuis 2014.
Le retour des populations civiles ne sera néanmoins pas possible avant de longues semaines tant le nombre de pièges et d’engins explosifs laissés par Daech dans sa fuite est important.
Pour mémoire, en Irak, du côté de Tal Afar, le mois dernier a été marqué par la découverte de larges caches d’armements et d’explosifs avec de l’ordre de 500 engins explosifs improvisés trouvés et 11 fabriques d’EEI mises à jour. Ces découvertes illustrent la propension de Daech à utiliser ce type d’armement.
La reprise de la cité de Raqqah conclura l’effort des FDS appuyées par la coalition internationale. Pour la France, depuis octobre 2015, ce sont plus de 700 sorties qui ont été effectuées par les Mirage 2000, les Rafale de l’Armée de l’Air et les Rafales de la Marine nationale, pour des missions d’appui aérien, de reconnaissance ou de frappes planifiées en appui de la bataille de Raqqah. Au cours de ces sorties, plus d’une centaine de frappes ont été réalisées. Sorties auxquelles il faut rajouter les missions de ravitaillement en vol et de surveillance aérienne effectuées par les C135 et AWACS de l’armée de l’air.
Deir-Ez-Zor, les combats continuent
Deir-Ez-Zor reste toujours le point focal de l’offensive des forces pro-régimes (PRF) dans l’Est de la Syrie.
ACTIVITE DE LA SEMAINE
Pause opérationnelle pour la TF Wagram
Après avoir participée à la reprise d’Hawija, la TF Wagram est actuellement en cours de redéploiement dans le but d’accompagner les FSI dans leurs prochains engagements.
Le redéploiement se déroule nominalement.
Il convient néanmoins de souligner que malgré les défaites successives de Daech, la menace EEI et le risque d’attaques terroristes restent présents.
Bilan de la TF WAGRAM du 11 au 17 octobre inclus : 0 mission de tirs réalisée (5 la semaine dernière).
Depuis le début de la mission de la TFW : 1528 missions réalisées.
Activité aérienne :
Cette semaine, compte tenu du contexte opérationnel, les sorties aériennes réalisées n’ont donné lieu à aucune frappe.
Bilan du 11 au 17 oct inclus :
Bilan missions AIR : 34 sorties / 0 frappe / 0 objectif neutralisé.
Bilan total depuis le 19/09/14 : 7310 sorties / 1412 frappes / 2196 objectifs neutralisés.
Dont depuis le 27/09/15 en Syrie : 149 frappes / 295 objectifs neutralisé.’

 

October 21st – October 22nd 2017
Iraq 11 strikes (13,956 – 13,966)
Syria 4 strikes (14,152 – 14,155)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Between Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Oct. 22, in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed five defensive fighting positions, four ISIS lines of communication, a VBIED factory and an ISIS headquarters.

On Oct. 22, in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an IED factory and an ISIS-held building.

On Oct. 21, in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a VBIED factory, an ISIS-held building and a UAV.

• Near Ash Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

On Oct. 21, in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, eight strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six ISIS vehicles, three ISIS-held buildings, a VBIED factory, a checkpoint and a petroleum, oil, and lubrication site.

• Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and a VBIED factory.

• Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel.’

 

October 22nd – October 23rd 2017
Iraq 3 strikes +1* (13,967 – 13,970)
Syria 7 strikes +1* (14,156 – 14,163)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Between Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Oct. 22, in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

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

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes destroyed five defensive fighting positions, four ISIS lines of communication, a VBIED factory and an ISIS headquarters.

On Oct. 22, in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an IED factory and an ISIS-held building.

On Oct. 21, in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a VBIED factory, an ISIS-held building and a UAV.

• Near Ash Shadaddi, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position.

On Oct. 21, in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, eight strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed six ISIS vehicles, three ISIS-held buildings, a VBIED factory, a checkpoint and a petroleum, oil, and lubrication site.

• Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and a VBIED factory.

• Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel.’

* See Oct 23rd-24th press release for amended strikes

October 23rd – October 24th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +3* (13,971 – 13,977)
Syria 1 strikes   (14,164 – 14,164)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 23, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

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

• Near Al Qaim, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED factory.

• Near Qayyarah, two strikes damaged three ISIS supply routes.

Additionally, two strikes consisting of five engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Oct. 22 that closed within the last 24 hours.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, one strike damaged two ISIS lines of communication.

• Near Al Qaim, Iraq, one strike destroyed seven ISIS vehicles, a VBIED, two ISIS tractor trailers, two tractors, two water trucks, four pickup trucks, nine ISIS construction vehicles and an SUV.’

* See Oct 24th-25th for amended strikes

October 24th – October 25th 2017
Iraq 5 strikes (13,978 – 13,982)
Syria 2 strikes (14,165 – 14,166)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 24, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed four supply routes and a VBIED storage facility.

• Near Bayji, two strikes destroyed an ISIS-held building and a VBIED factory.

• Near Qayyarah, one strike damaged two supply routes.

Additionally, three strikes consisting of three engagements were conducted in Iraq on Oct. 23 that closed within the last 24 hours.

• Near Bayji, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven UAVs.’

From Australian MoD for October 24th:

‘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.’

From Australian MoD on October 24th:

’24 October 2017

Operation OKRA–ADF Airstrikes for the period 06 Oct–19 Oct 17
Over the period 06 Oct–19 Oct 17, Air Task Group strike operations focused on supporting Iraqi Security Force operations to clear and secure Hawijah, Ramadi and Rawah from Daesh forces.
On 06 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Hawijah.The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.
On 07 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Ramadi.The Australian aircraft struck two Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.
On 09 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rawah.The Australian aircraft struck two Vehicle Bourne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED), and a Daesh VBIED facility with guided munitions.
On 10 Oct 17, Australian F/A-18 Hornets supported Iraqi Security Forces during operations in the vicinity of Rawah. The Australian aircraft struck two Vehicle Bourne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) and two Daesh defensive positions with guided munitions.’

October 25th – October 26th 2017
Iraq 8 strikes (13,983 – 13,990)
Syria 7 strikes (14,167 – 14,173)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 25, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed five ISIS lines of communication, a tactical vehicle and a defensive fighting position.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, six strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area and destroyed 10 supply routes, a VBIED facility, an ISIS vehicle and a command and control node.

• Near Rawah, one strike destroyed an ISIS safehouse.

• Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed a supply route.’

 

From CJTFOIR on October 26th:

‘Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive to Liberate Final Daesh Stronghold in Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Coalition welcomes the commencement of the Iraqi Security Forces’ offensive to liberate Al Qaim district from Daesh Oct. 26.

Al Qaim is Daesh’s final stronghold in Iraq and approximately 1,500 Daesh fighters are estimated to remain in the immediate vicinity.

The Iraqi Security Forces are battle-hardened after their victories in Mosul, Tal Afar and Hawijah. The ISF is a determined, professional force dedicated to ridding Iraq of Daesh.

The Coalition provides the ISF with training, equipment, advice, assistance, intelligence and precise air support. The Coalition will continue to support the Government of Iraq as we recognize together the importance of a unified Iraq to the long-term security and prosperity of the Iraqi people.

Rigorous Coalition standards and extraordinary measures in the targeting process seek to protect non-combatants, in accordance with the Law of Armed Conflict and the principles of military necessity, humanity, proportionality and distinction.

Al Qaim sits in the Middle Euphrates River Valley on the Syrian border, where it connects with the Syrian town of Abu Kamal. Prior to Daesh’s control of the city, Al Qaim District’s population was around 150,000. We anticipate a significant return of residents to the district upon Iraq’s liberation of Al Qaim.

The Government of Iraq and the ISF, with the support of the Global Coalition, have liberated more than 4.4 million Iraqis and reclaimed over 47,769 square kilometers, approximately 95% of land once held by Daesh. Much work remains to consolidate gains as operations continue to destroy Daesh’s remaining capabilities.’

 

October 26th – October 27th 2017
Iraq 4 strikes (13,991 – 13,994)
Syria 6 strikes (14,174 – 14,179)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 26, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

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

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, five strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a VBIED factory, three ISIS defensive fighting positions, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters and a fighting position.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, two strikes [1 or more British] engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node, two weapons caches, a VBIED headquarters and two VBIED factories.

• Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed three ISIS supply routes and damaged a supply route.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on Oct. 17.

• Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed an ISIS-held building and an ISIS base.’

 

From UK MoD for Thursday 26 October:

‘Thursday 26 October: two Tornados used Paveway IVs to target a pair of buildings, some 20 miles east of Al Qaim in western Iraq, where a number of extremists were present, with stockpiles of weapons. Both buildings were demolished by direct hits.’

From French MoD on October 26th:

[For the past three years, the 36th Airborne Command and Control Wing has been deploying personnel and aircraft in the Levant as part of the Coalition against Daesh, using the French tactical aircraft E-3F, also known as AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System). . The mission of AWACS is twofold: to conduct air operations in permanent liaison with the ground command of the operation, and to provide surveillance and air control over the area.]

Chammal : 3 ans de missions pour l’E-3F Français

Mise à jour : 26/10/2017

Depuis 3 ans, la 36ème escadre de commandement et de conduite aéroportés mettant en œuvre l’avion tactique français E-3F, aussi appelé AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System), déploie personnels et appareils au Levant dans le cadre de la Coalition contre Daech. La mission de l’AWACS est double : conduire les opérations aériennes en liaison permanente avec le commandement au sol de l’opération, et assurer la surveillance et le contrôle aérien de la zone.

L’AWACS est un aéronef de commandement et de conduite des opérations. Grâce à son système de combat haute performance, cette « tour de contrôle volante » détecte et identifie tous les aéronefs à plusieurs centaines de kilomètres. Pour cela, l’équipage exploite tous les moyens techniques disponibles : RADAR, interrogateur IFF, système d’identification de signaux électromagnétiques, liaisons de données tactiques, échanges radio cryptés. Une « carte d’identité » de chaque aéronef (appelée « piste ») est ainsi constituée, comprenant un niveau de classification allant d’« ami » à « hostile ». Sur les consoles, les pistes sont représentées par un pictogramme avec un code couleurs spécifique.

Assurant la permanence de sa mission pendant plusieurs heures à 10 000 mètres d’altitude, l’AWACS s’impose également comme le relais incontournable du commandement au profit des utilisateurs de la troisième dimension (chasseurs, aéronefs de soutien, drones, artillerie). En effet, grâce à ses systèmes de communications sécurisés et ses liaisons de données tactiques, il peut dialoguer avec les aéronefs et relayer les ordres du commandement, ou encore répercuter vers l’arrière les informations remontant du théâtre.

Une équipe de spécialistes

La multiplicité des missions de l’E-3F requiert de nombreuses compétences. L’équipage est composé d’une trentaine de personnes, assurant différentes fonctions à bord.

Les pilotes, navigateur et mécanicien navigant assurent la « conduite » de l’aéronef. Les contrôleurs, eux, orchestrent les vols. Ils suivent avec concentration l’activité aérienne présentée sur leurs consoles. Quant à l’équipe de surveillance, elle porte une attention particulière à la classification de tous les aéronefs et s’assure de la maîtrise de la zone aérienne. Les techniciens embarqués, enfin, mettent en œuvre les systèmes et se tiennent prêts à toute intervention pour en assurer le plus rapidement possible un dépannage éventuel.

Au sol, l’équipe de mise en œuvre est également constituée d’une multitude de spécialistes : mécaniciens avion, radar, électronique, chiffreur, informaticien… L’équipe prépare l’aéronef avant les missions, et effectue les vérifications et actions de maintenance dès son retour. Leur travail de haute précision est complexifié par les conditions climatiques extrêmes du Levant.

Pour le Lieutenant-colonel Yann, chef de détachement, son équipe est « un véritable bouillon de culture de l’Armée de l’air », s’appuyant sur des experts de haut niveau dans chaque spécialité. Ces missions exigeantes, d’une douzaine d’heures de vol, effectuées de nuit, sont l’aboutissement de nombreux entraînements et exercices menés en France comme à l’étranger.

En trois ans, l’E-3F aura mené plus de 100 missions de guerre et réalisé plus de 1 000 heures de vol au profit de l’opération Chammal.

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 contre Daech et à frapper les capacités militaires du groupe terroriste.’

Update from French MoD on October 26th:
[Task Force Wagram is continuing its re-articulation and redeployment in order to support the future operations of the Iraqi security forces. Review of TF WAGRAM from 18 to 24 October included: 0 firing mission carried out. Since the beginning of the mission of the TFW: 1528 missions carried out.

This week was marked by the end of mission of the French AWACS operating at Chammal. This last mission of the year for an AWACS is an opportunity to take stock of the participation of this detection and command aircraft in the coalition effort since the beginning of Operation Chammal.

Airstrikes: This week, the air activity focused on intelligence missions. Only one strike occurred in the Baiji area. Balance sheet from 18 to 24 Oct included: 39 outputs / 1 strike / 0 goal neutralized. Total balance since 19/09/14: 7349 sorties / 1413 strikes / 2197 neutralized targets.]

OPÉRATION CHAMMAL
SITUATION

En Syrie : Raqqah libérée mais dévastée et soumis à une menace EEI omniprésente

A Raqqah, l’entreprise de reconstruction a débuté. Le défi est immense dans la mesure où la ville est détruite à 80% et qu’elle est polluée par une importante quantité d’engins explosifs. Pour le seul hôpital, les opérations de déminage devraient durer environ un mois.
Combats autour de Deir-Ez-Zor
Après la libération de Raqqah, les combats en Syrie rentrent dans une nouvelle phase dont l’objectif est maintenant la libération des zones situées autour de Deir-Ez-Zor, Mayadin et d’Abou Kamal.
Dans cette zone, les combats se poursuivent à la fois pour les forces démocratiques syriennes et les forces pro-régimes. Ces dernières combattent toujours à Deir-Ez-Zor et Mayadin où la situation a peu évolué depuis la semaine dernière.

En Irak : poursuite des opérations de sécurisation et des préparatifs aux futurs engagements dans la vallée de l’Euphrate

Alors qu’une partie des forces de sécurité irakiennes a rejoint Kirkuk depuis Hawijah sans heurt ou incident notable, les opérations de sécurisation des zones précédemment conquises à Daech se poursuivent. La région des monts Hamrim à proximité d’Hawijah, où Daech compte encore de nombreux combattants déterminés, concentre les efforts des forces de sécurité irakiennes.
Dans le même temps, les forces de sécurité irakiennes débutent leur déploiement dans l’Anbar et la vallée de l’Euphrate où se situent les derniers bastions de Daech. Le lancement de l’offensive sur Al Qaim a été annoncé par le premier ministre Irakien.
ACTIVITE DE LA SEMAINE

La TF Wagram
toujours en redéploiement

Ces batailles seront appuyées par la TF Wagram qui poursuit sa ré-articulation et son redéploiement dans le but d’appuyer les opérations à venir des forces de sécurité irakiennes.
Bilan de la TF WAGRAM du 18 au 24 octobre inclus : 0 mission de tirs réalisée.
Depuis le début de la mission de la TFW : 1528 missions réalisées.

Dernier déploiement de l’année pour l’AWACS français : 3 ans d’opération, 100 missions, 1000 heures de vol

Cette semaine a été marquée par la fin de mission de l’AWACS français opérant à Chammal. Cette dernière mission de l’année pour un AWACS est l’occasion de tirer un bilan de la participation de cet avion de détection et de commandement à l’effort de la coalition depuis le début de l’opération Chammal.

Véritable tour de contrôle aéroportée, l’AWACS est chargé d’assurer l’intégrité de l’espace aérien et la sécurité des avions de la Coalition opérant au-dessus du théâtre irako-syrien.
En trois ans d’engagement, les AWACS français ont franchi la barre symbolique des 1000 heures de vol et des 100 missions.
Activité aérienne
Cette semaine, l’activité aérienne s’est concentrée sur des missions de renseignement. Une seule frappe a eu lieu dans le secteur de Baiji.
Bilan du 18 au 24 oct inclus : 39 sorties / 1 frappe / 0 objectif neutralisé.
Bilan total depuis le 19/09/14 : 7349 sorties / 1413 frappes / 2197 objectifs neutralisés.’

‘Oct. 26, 2017
Release # 20171026-03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve
Monthly Civilian Casualty Report

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Since Coalition operations to free the people of Syria and Iraq from ISIS control began in 2014, Coalition partners have returned more than 95% of ISIS-held land to local populations and governance. The effort has liberated 6.9 million Syrians and Iraqis.

Despite significant successes against ISIS, combat has taken a toll on populations suffering under the militant extremists, to include the brave Iraqis and Syrians engaged in direct combat with a terrorist organization that has killed countless innocent civilians during its brutal three-year occupation.

Iraqi Security Forces, including nearly 120,000 trained by Coalition partners, continue to back-clear previously liberated areas and prepare for major operations in western Anbar and the middle Euphrates River valley. The October 2016 to July 2017 battle to liberate Mosul reflects a significant sacrifice by our Iraqi partners, who lost 1,200-1,500 personnel in action, with an approximate 8,000 more wounded.

The Syrian Democratic Forces, including more than 12,200 trained by Coalition partners, have liberated the city of Raqqah and continue to defeat ISIS in its last remaining pockets in Syria, have suffered similarly in efforts to rid their nation of ISIS, with approximately 1,100 troops killed and 3,900 more wounded in the ongoing fight.

The Coalition and our partner forces in Iraq and Syria take extraordinary care to protect the civilian population. We take all reports of civilian casualties seriously and assess all reports as thoroughly as possible. Investigations include interviewing witnesses and examining the site where possible, interviewing pilots and other personnel involved in the targeting process, reviewing strike and surveillance video, and analyzing information provided by government agencies, non-governmental reports, partner forces, and traditional and social media. We consider new information when it becomes available to ensure a thorough and continuous review process.

In the month of September, CJTF-OIR carried more than 344 open reports of possible civilian casualties from previous months and received 302 new reports resulting from Coalition strikes (artillery or air) in support of partner force operations to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
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During this period, the Coalition completed the assessment of 127 reports: 105 were assessed to be non-credible, six were assessed to be duplicates of previous reports, and 16 were assessed to be credible, resulting in 51 unintentional civilian deaths. To date, based on information available, CJTF-OIR assesses at least 786 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. A total of 519 reports are still open and being assessed at the end of the month.

The Coalition conducted a total of 27,566 strikes that included 56,099 separate engagements between September 2014 and September 2017. During this period, the total number of reports of possible civilian casualties was 1,266. The total number of credible reports of civilian casualties during this time period was 194. The percent of engagements that resulted in a report of possible civilian casualties was 2.26%. The percent of engagements that resulted in a credible report of civilian casualties was .35%.

After a thorough review of the facts and circumstances of each civilian casualty report, CJTF-OIR assessed the following 105 reports as non-credible: at this time there is insufficient information to assess that, more likely than not, a Coalition strike resulted in civilian casualties.

1.      Jan. 12, 2016, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

2.      Oct. 6, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

3.      Oct. 17, 2016, near Makkuk (Qayyarah), Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

4.      Oct. 17, 2016, near the Bab Al Jadid neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

5.      Oct. 18, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

6.      Oct. 26, 2016, near the Cairo neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

7.      Nov. 4, 2016, near the Al Kindi neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

8.      Nov. 4, 2016, near the Al Kindi neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

9.      Nov. 17, 2016, near Hazima (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

10.     Nov. 18, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

11.     Dec. 5, 2016, near the Al Andalou neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

12.     Dec. 27, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

13.     Dec. 29, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

14.     Jan. 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

15.     Jan. 3, 2017, near the Domiz neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

16.     Jan. 5, 2017, near the Garage and Fatih neighborhoods in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.
17.     Jan. 9, 2017, near the Dhubat neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

18.     Jan. 12, 2017, near Mosul Al Jadid neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

19.     Jan. 14, 2017, near the Dhubat neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

20.     Jan. 14, 2017, near the Al Arabi neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

21.     Jan. 15, 2017, near the Mosul Al Jadid neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

22.     Jan. 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

23.     Jan. 17, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

24.     Jan. 17, 2017, near the Al Shafa’a neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

25.     Jan. 17, 2017, near the Al Rashidiyah neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

26.     Jan. 18, 2017, near the Al Najar neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

27.     Jan. 18, 2017, near Al Zab, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

28.     Jan. 19, 2017, near the Alqosjat neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

29.     Jan. 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

30.     Jan. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

31.     Jan. 22, 2017, near Al Bab (Aleppo), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

32.     Jan. 22, 2017, near Al Safsaf (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

33.     Jan. 29, 2017, near the Farouk neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

34.     Jan. 30, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

35.     Feb. 6, 2017, near the Zenjili and Al Thawrah neighborhoods in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

36.     Feb. 13, 2017, near Al Maghla Bridge (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

37.     Feb. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

38.     Feb. 15, 2017, near the Al Matahin neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

39.     Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

40.     Feb. 18, 2017, near the Al Akrad and Al Mashlab neighborhoods in Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

41.     Feb. 18, 2017, near the Bab Al Beith neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

42.     Feb. 23, 2017, near the Al Ma’mun neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

43.     Feb. 23, 2017, near the Al Ma’mun neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

44.     Feb. 25, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

45.     Feb. 25, 2017, near Khatouniya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwar report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

46.     Feb. 25, 2017, near the Al Ma’mun neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

47.     Feb. 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

48.     Feb. 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

49.     March 1, 2017, near Kasrat Juma’a, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

50.     March 2, 2017, near Al Mansour, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

51.     March 2, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

52.     March 3, 2017, near Al Rasafa, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

53.     March 4, 2017, near the Al Mansour neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

54.     March 4, 2017, near Hamra Balasem, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

55.     March 4, 2017, near Hamra Naser, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

56.     March 5, 2017, near the Dawassa neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

57.     March 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

58.     March 6, 2017, near the Dawassa neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

59.     March 6, 2017, near Khatouniya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

60.     March 6, 2017, near the Sumud neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

61.     March 6, 2017, near Kdeiran (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

62.     March 7, 2017, near the Al Mansour neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

63.     March 7, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

64.     March 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

65.     March 7, 2017, near Al Salhabiya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

66.     March 8, 2017, near Al Ahwas (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

67.     March 8, 2017, near Ratla and Aekershi (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

68.     March 9, 2017, near the Tawafah neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

69.     March 9, 2017, near Sanjak, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

70.     March 10, 2017, near Qahtaniya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

71.     March 10, 2017, near Hamra Balasem (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

72.     March 10, 2017, near the Yarmouk neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

73.     March 11, 2017, near al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

74.     March 12, 2017, near Al Ahwas, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

75.     March 12, 2017, near Al Karama, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

76.     March 12, 2017, near Kasrat Faraj (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

77.     March 13, 2017, near Zor Shamer, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

78.     March 14, 2017, near Bab Sinjar, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

79.     March 15, 2017, near Bab Al Tob, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

80.     March 15, 2017, near Jadida Khabour, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

81.     March 16, 2017, near Al Thakana, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

82.     March 16, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

83.     March 18, 2017, near Al Mshahda, Iraq, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

84.     March 20, 2017, near Kasrat Sheikh al Juma’a (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

85.     March 30, 2017, near Al Safsaf (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

86.     May 3, 2017, near the Al Shifa neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via media report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

87.     May 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

88.     June 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

89.     June 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

90.     June 15, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

91.     June 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

92.     July 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

93.     July 23, 2017, near Qishqish Zeyanat (Al Shaddadi), Syria, via self-report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

94.     July 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

95.     July 24, 2017, near al Qa’im, Iraq, via self-report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

96.     July 28, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via social media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

97.     Aug. 7, 2017, near al Mayadin, Syria, via social media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

98.     Aug. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

99.     Aug. 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. The report contains insufficient information of the time, location and details to assess its credibility.

100.    Aug. 27, 2017, near al Fadghami, Syria, via Airwars report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

101.    Sept. 6, 2017, near Rawa, Iraq, via social media report. After a review of available information and strike video it was assessed that there is insufficient evidence to find that civilians were harmed in this strike.

102.    Sept. 8, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via media report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

103.    Sept. 11, 2017, near Al Shahabat, Syria, via media report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

104.    Sept. 12, 2017, near Tal Al Jabber, Syria, via social media report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

105.    Sept. 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report. After a review of available information it was assessed that no Coalition strikes were conducted in the geographical area that correspond to the report of civilian casualties.

The following six reports were assessed to be duplicates of other reports that have been or are currently being assessed.

1.      July 9, 2015, near Al Hasakah, Syria, via Airwars report. This report is a duplicate of a credible allegation that was published on the Monthly Civilian Casualty Report dated September 1, 2017.

2.      March 1, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report. This report is a duplicate of an allegation that is currently being assessed.

3.      March 3, 2017, near the Al Mahatta neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. This report is a duplicate of a credible allegation that was published on the Monthly Civilian Casualty Report dated April 30, 2017 (Release # 20170430-02).

4.      March 31, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report. This report is a duplicate of an allegation that is currently being assessed.

5.      July 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report. This report is a duplicate of an allegation that is currently being assessed.

6.      July 29, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via media and social media report. This report is a duplicate non-credible allegation #96 listed on this report.

Although the Coalition takes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimizes the risk of civilian casualties, in some incidents casualties are unavoidable. 16 reports were assessed to be credible resulting in the unintentional death of 51 civilians.
A credible assessment means it is more likely than not a Coalition strike resulted in a civilian casualty.  In each of the incidents below, the investigation assessed that although all feasible precautions were taken and the decision to strike complied with the law of armed conflict, unintended civilian casualties unfortunately occurred.

1.      Feb. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report. During a Coalition strike that destroyed six ISIS-held buildings and damaged an ISIS fueling station, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed.

2.      March 20, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via ISIS media report. During a Coalition strike that engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building, it was assessed that 10 civilians were unintentionally killed.

3.      June 25, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via media report. During a Coalition strike that destroyed one ISIS-held building, it was assessed that 12 civilians were unintentionally killed.

4.      June 25, 2017, near Al Qurayya, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that destroyed one ISIS staging location, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.

5.      June 26, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via media report. During a Coalition strike that destroyed an ISIS detention facility, it was assessed that eight civilians were unintentionally killed.

6.      June 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report. During a Coalition strike that engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally injured.

7.      July 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that engaged an ISIS tactical unit, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally injured.

8.      July 26, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that destroyed an ISIS-held building, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.

9.      July, 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike to suppress an ISIS defensive fighting position, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.

10.     July 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that engaged an ISIS tactical unit, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.
11.     July 29, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that destroyed an ISIS headquarters structure, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed and nine civilians were unintentionally injured.

12.     Aug. 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a logistics node, it was assessed that three civilians were unintentionally killed and one civilian was unintentionally injured.

13.     Aug. 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally killed.

14.     Aug. 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, it was assessed that two civilians were unintentionally injured.

15.     Aug. 19, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that destroyed an ISIS headquarters structure, it was assessed that five civilians were unintentionally killed.

16.     Aug. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report. During a Coalition strike that destroyed an ISIS weapons cache, it was assessed that one civilian was unintentionally killed.

Currently, 519 reports of civilian casualties are still being assessed:

1.      Feb. 23, 2015, near Jesse (Al Hasakah), Syria, via Airwars report.

2.      Aug. 3, 2015, near Al Hasakah, Syria, via Airwars report.

3.      Aug. 24, 2015, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

4.      Nov. 24, 2015, near Abu Jarbua (Al Hasakah), Syria, via Airwars report.

5.      Feb. 23, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

6.      April 18, 2016, near Sudayrah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

7.      May 19, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

8.      May 26, 2016, near Al Samra (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

9.      May 28, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

10.     June 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

11.     June 2, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

12.     Oct. 9, 2016, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via Airwars report.

13.     Oct. 16, 2016, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

14.     Oct. 24, 2016, near Tel Keppe (Tel Kaif), Iraq, via Airwars report.

15.     Oct. 30, 2016, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

16.     Nov. 1, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

17.     Nov. 6, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

18.     Nov. 7, 2016, near Khaniz Al Salman (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

19.     Nov. 7, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

20.     Nov. 19, 2016, near Al Abbara (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

21.     Nov. 19, 2016, near Tal Al Samen, Syria, via Airwars report.

22.     Nov. 24, 2016, near Al Jarnia (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

23.     Nov. 28, 2016, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

24.     Dec. 6, 2016, near Al Abbara (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

25.     Dec. 9, 2016, near Mayezila (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

26.     Dec. 23, 2016, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

27.     Dec. 23, 2016, near Sweidah Sagheera (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

28.     Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

29.     Jan. 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

30.     Jan. 6, 2017, near Karabilah and Saydah, Iraq, via Airwars report.
31.     Jan. 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

32.     Jan. 6, 2017, near Sowaydiya Kabira, Syria, via Airwars report.

33.     Jan. 7, 2017, near Kasrat Sheikh Al Juma’a (Raqqah), Syria, via self-report.

34.     Jan. 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

35.     Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

36.     Jan. 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

37.     Jan. 12, 2017, near Beza’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

38.     Jan. 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

39.     Jan. 14, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

40.     Jan. 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

41.     Jan. 21, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

42.     Jan. 25, 2017, near Sahil Al Khashab (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

43.     Jan. 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

44.     Jan. 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

45.     Jan. 30, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

46.     Feb. 4, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

47.     Feb. 10, 2017, near Hatra, Iraq, via Airwars report.

48.     Feb. 11, 2017, near Hamra Bouwaitiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

49.     Feb. 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

50.     Feb. 14, 2017, near Qasr Al Matran, Iraq, via Airwars report.

51.     Feb. 16, 2017, near Kabsh Sharqi, Syria, via Airwars report.

52.     Feb. 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

53.     Feb. 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

54.     Feb. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

55.     Feb. 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

56.     Feb. 24, 2017, near Mazir, Iraq, via Airwars report.

57.     Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

58.     Feb. 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

59.     Feb. 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

60.     March 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

61.     March 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

62.     March 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

63.     March 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

64.     March 3, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

65.     March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

66.     March 6, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

67.     March 8, 2017, near Al Karamah, Syria via Airwars report.

68.     March 8, 2017, near Al Rashid, Syria, via Airwars report.

69.     March 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

70.     March 9, 2017, near Al Karamah, Syria via Airwars report.

71.     March 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

72.     March 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

73.     March 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

74.     March 11, 2017, near Al Karamah, Syria, via Airwars report.
75.     March 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

76.     March 13, 2017, near Al Mosul Al Jadida, Iraq, via NGO report.

77.     March 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

78.     March 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

79.     March 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

80.     March 14, 3027, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

81.     March 14, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

82.     March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

83.     March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

84.     March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

85.     March 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

86.     March 15, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

87.     March 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

88.     March 16, 2017, near the Euphrates Dam, Syria, via Airwars report.

89.     March 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

90.     March 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

91.     March 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

92.     March 17, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

93.     March 17, 2017, near Zor Shammar, Syria, via Airwars report.

94.     March 17, 2017, near Medan, Iraq, via Airwars report.

95.     March 18, 2017, near Al A’kiershi (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

96.     March 18, 2017, near Shabhar (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
97.     March 18, 2017, near Al Maghla Bridge (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

98.     March 18, 2017, near Azersjkhan, Syria, via Airwars report.

99.     March 19, 2017, near Al Andalus (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

100.    March 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

101.    March 19, 2017, near Hamra Blassem (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

102.    March 20, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Iraq, via social media report.

103.    March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

104.    March 20, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

105.    March 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

106.    March 20, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

107.    March 20, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

108.    March 20, 2017, near Al Sabkhah (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

109.    March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

110.    March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

111.    March 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

112.    March 20, 2017, near Anah al Jadidah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

113.    March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

114.    March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

115.    March 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

116.    March 21, 2017, near Al Jadida, Syria, via Airwars report.

117.    March 21, 2017, near Al Jadida, Syria, via Airwars report.

118.    March 21, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
119.    March 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

120.    March 22, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

121.    March 22, 2017, near Fukhayka (near Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

122.    March 22, 2017, near Ratlan, Syria, via Airwars report.

123.    March 22, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

124.    March 22, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

125.    March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

126.    March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

127.    March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

128.    March 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

129.    March 23, 2017, near Hamra Bouwaitiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

130.    March 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

131.    March 23, 2017, near Sabka, Syria, via Airwars report.

132.    March 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

133.    March 24, 207, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

134.    March 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

135.    March 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

136.    March 25, 2017, near Al Idikhar, Syria, via Airwars report.

137.    March 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

138.    March 25, 2017, near Mudar, Syria, via Airwars report.

139.    March 25, 2017, near Shoa’ib al Zaker, Syria, via Airwars report.

140.    March 25, 2017, near Jabali (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.
141.    March 25, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

142.    March 25, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

143.    March 25, 2017, near Al Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

144.    March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

145.    March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

146.    March 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

147.    March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

148.    March 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

149.    March 26, 2017, near Al-Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

150.    March 27, 2017, near the Euphrates Dam, Syria, via Airwars report.

151.    March 27, 2017, near Al-Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

152.    March 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

153.    March 27, 2017, near Al Zor, Syria, via Airwars report.

154.    March 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

155.    March 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

156.    March 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

157.    March 28, 2017, near Mudar, Syria, via Airwars report.

158.    March 28, 2017, near Khatouniya, Syria, via Airwars report.

159.    March 28, 2017, near Dayr Az Zwar, Syria, via Airwars report.

160.    March 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

161.    March 29, 2017, near Shoa’ib al Zaker, via Airwars report.

162.    March 29, 2017, near Al Rahiat, Syria, via Airwars report.

163.    March 29, 2017, near Wadi Sha’aba, Syria, via Airwars report.

164.    March 29, 2017, near Al Subha, Syria, via Airwars report.

165.    March 29, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

166.    March 30, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

167.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

168.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

169.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

170.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

171.    March 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

172.    March 30, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

173.    March 30, 2017, near Tishreen, Syria, via Airwars report.

174.    March 30, 2017, near Al Huzaymah (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

175.    March 30, 2017, near Salhabiya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

176.    March 30, 2017, near Al Shafa’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

177.    March 31, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

178.    March 31, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

179.    April 1, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

180.    April 1, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

181.    April 1, 2017, near Al Bu A’ssi, Syria, via Airwars report.

182.    April 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

183.    April 1, 2017, near Ratla, Syria, via Airwars report.

184.    April 1, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

185.    April 2, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

186.    April 2, 2017, near Al Safsaf, Syria, via Airwars report.

187.    April 2, 2017, near Ratla, Syria, via Airwars report.

188.    April 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

189.    April 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

190.    April 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

191.    April 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

192.    April 4, 2017, near Salhabiya (Raqqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

193.    April 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

194.    April 4, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

195.    April 4, 2017, near Rabi’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

196.    April 4, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

197.    April 4, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via Airwars report.

198.    April 5, 2017, near Rutba, Iraq, via Airwars report.

199.    April 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

200.    April 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

201.    April 5, 2017, near Ratla, Syria, via Airwars report.

202.    April 6, 2017, near Huwijah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

203.    April 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

204.    April 7, 2017, near Rabi’a, Syria, via Airwars report.

205.    April 7, 2017, near Ratla, Syria, via Airwars report.

206.    April 7, 2017, near Shoa’yrat, Syria, via Airwars report.

207.    April 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

208.    April 7, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

209.    April 7, 2017, near Qaltah, Syria, via Airwars report.

210.    April 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

211.    April 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

212.    April 8, 2017, near Okayrashi, Syria, via Airwars report.

213.    April 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

214.    April 8, 2017, near Sho’aib Al Zaker, Syria, via Airwars report.

215.    April 9, 2017, near Kasrat Faraj, Syria, via Airwars report.

216.    April 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

217.    April 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

218.    April 9, 2017, Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

219.    April 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via airwars report.

220.    April 9, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

221.    April 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

222.    April 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

223.    April 10, 2017, near Sho’aib Al Zaker, Syria, via Airwars report.

224.    April 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via NGO report.

225.    April 10, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

226.    April 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

227.    April 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

228.    April 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

229.    April 11, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

230.    April 11, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

231.    April 12, 2017, near Madan, Syria, via Airwars report.

232.    April 12, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

233.    April 12, 2017, near Al Hazimah, Syria, via Airwars report.

234.    April 13, 2017, near Khatouniya, Syria, via Airwars report.

235.    April 13, 2017, near Hatla, Syria, via Airwars report.

236.    April 13, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

237.    April 13, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

238.    April 14, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

239.    April 14, 2017, near Tel Kheimeh (Badoosh), Iraq, via Airwars report.

240.    April 14, 2017, near Hamra Ghanem, Syria, via Airwars report.

241.    April 14, 2017, near Musherfa, Syria, via Airwars report.

242.    April 14, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

243.    April 15, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

244.    April 15, 2017, near Mazra’at Yarub, Syria, via Airwars report.

245.    April 15, 2017, near Dazr Az Zawr, Syria, via Airwars report.

246.    April 16, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

247.    April 16, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

248.    April 16, 2017, near Kabish, Syria, via Airwars report.

249.    April 17, 2017, near Al Hari, Syria, via Airwars report.

250.    April 17, 2017, near Husseiniya, Syria, via Airwars report.
251.    April 17, 2017, near Muhsin, Syria, via Airwars report.

252.    April 17, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

253.    April 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

254.    April 17, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

255.    April 17, 2017, near Al Abbara, Syria, via Airwars report.

256.    April 18, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

257.    April 18, 2017, near Madan, Syria, via Airwars report.

258.    April 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

259.    April 18, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

260.    April 18, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

261.    April 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

262.    April 19, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

263.    April 19, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via NGO report.

264.    April 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

265.    April 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

266.    April 20, 2017, near Maysaloun farms, Syria, via Airwars report.

267.    April 20, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

268.    April 21, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

269.    April 21, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

270.    April 21, 2017, near Hatra, Iraq, via Airwars report.

271.    April 22, 2017, near Al Barouda, Syria, via Airwars report.

272.    April 22, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.
273.    April 22, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

274.    April 22, 2017, near Al Rasafa, Syria, via Airwars report.

275.    April 22, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

276.    April 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

277.    April 23, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

278.    April 23, 2017, near al Hazimah, Syria, via Airwars report.

279.    April 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

280.    April 23, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via airwars report.

281.    April 23, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

282.    April 23, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

283.    April 24, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via Airwars report.

284.    April 24, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

285.    April 24, 2017, near Maysaloun farms, Syria, via Airwars report.

286.    April 24, 2017, near Al Rahiat, Syria, via Airwars report.

287.    April 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

288.    April 24, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

289.    April 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

290.    April 25, 2017, near Hamra Blassem, Syria, via Airwars report.

291.    April 25, 2017, near Kdeiran, Syria, via Airwars report.

292.    April 25, 2017, near Zor Shammer, Syria, via Airwars report.

293.    April 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

294.    April 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
295.    April 26, 2017, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report.

296.    April 26, 2017, near Hamra Blassem, Syria, via Airwars report.

297.    April 26, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

298.    April 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

299.    April 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

300.    April 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

301.    April 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

302.    April 27, 2017, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report.

303.    April 27, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

304.    April 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

305.    April 27, 2017, near Al Bu A’ssi, Syria, via Airwars report.

306.    April 28, 2017, near Hamra Buweitiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

307.    April 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

308.    April 28, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

309.    April 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

310.    April 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

311.    April 28, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via Airwars report.

312.    April 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

313.    April 28, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

314.    April 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

315.    April 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

316.    April 28, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.
317.    April 28, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

318.    April 28, 2017, near Debsi Faraj, Syria, via Airwars report.

319.    April 29, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

320.    April 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

321.    April 29, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

322.    April 29, 2017, near Al A’lia, Syria, via Airwars report.

323.    April 29, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

324.    April 30, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

325.    April 30, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

326.    May 1, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

327.    May 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

328.    May 1, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

329.    May 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

330.    May 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

331.    May 1, 2017, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, via Airwars report.

332.    May 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

333.    May 2, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

334.    May 2, 2017, near Tal Al Jayer, Syria, via Airwars report.

335.    May 3, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

336.    May 3, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

337.    May 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

338.    May 3, 2017, near Sho’aib Al Zaker, via Airwars report.
339.    May 3, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

340.    May 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

341.    May 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

342.    May 4, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), via Airwars report.

343.    May 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

344.    May 4, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

345.    May 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

346.    May 5, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

347.    May 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

348.    May 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

349.    May 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

350.    May 5, 2017, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report.

351.    May 5, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

352.    May 6, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

353.    May 6, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

354.    May 6, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

355.    May 7, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), via Airwars report.

356.    May 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

357.    May 7, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

358.    May 7, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), via Airwars report.

359.    May 8, 2017, near Al Jalaa farm, Syria, via Airwars report.

360.    May 8, 2017, near Kdeiran, Syria, via Airwars report.
361.    May 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

362.    May 8, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

363.    May 8, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

364.    May 8, 2017, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report.

365.    May 8, 2017, near Debsi Faraj, Syria, via Airwars report.

366.    May 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

367.    May 8, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

368.    May 8, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

369.    May 9, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

370.    May 9, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

371.    May 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

372.    May 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

373.    May 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

374.    May 9, 2017, near Al Salhiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

375.    May 9, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

376.    May 10, 2017, near Al Tabqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

377.    May 10, 2017, near Shanina, Syria, via Airwars report.

378.    May 10, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

379.    May 10, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

380.    May 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

381.    May 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

382.    May 11, 2017, near Markadah, Syria, via Airwars report.
383.    May 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

384.    May 11, 2017, near Hamra Blassem, Syria, via Airwars report.

385.    May 11, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

386.    May 11, 2017, near Al Qadissiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

387.    May 12, 2017, near Quriya, Syria, via Airwars report.

388.    May 12, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

389.    May 12, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

390.    May 13, 2017, near Anah, Iraq, via Airwars report.

391.    May 13, 2017, near Hweika, Syria, via Airwars report.

392.    May 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

393.    May 13, 2017, near Ya’arob, Syria, via Airwars report.

394.    May 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

395.    May 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

396.    May 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

397.    May 13, 2017, near Al Sahel, Syria, via Airwars report.

398.    May 14, 2017, near Shanina, Syria, via Airwars report.

399.    May 14, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

400.    May 14, 2017, near Adnaniya, Syria, via Airwars report.

401.    May 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

402.    May 15, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

403.    May 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

404.    May 16, 2017, near Al Khayala Al Bahadil, Syria, via Airwars report.
405.    May 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

406.    May 16, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

407.    May 16, 2017, near Al Thawrah (Tabaqah), Syria, via Airwars report.

408.    May 16, 2017, near Samra, Syria, via Airwars report.

409.    May 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

410.    May 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

411.    May 18, 2017, near Hamar, Syria, via Airwars report.

412.    May 18, 2017, near Hunaida, Syria, via Airwars report.

413.    May 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

414.    May 19, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

415.    May 19, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via Airwars report.

416.    May 19, 2017, near Sahlab Al Banat, Syria, via Airwars report.

417.    May 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

418.    May 21, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

419.    May 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

420.    May 21, 2017, near Al Salhabiya, Syria, via Airwars report.

421.    May 21, 2017, near Kdeiran, Syria, via Airwars report.

422.    May 21, 2017, near Al Ruweih, Syria, via Airwars report.

423.    May 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

424.    May 21, 2017, near Ali Al Ghanem, Iraq, via Airwars report.

425.    May 22, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

426.    May 22, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.
427.    May 23, 2017, near Kdeiran, Syria, via Airwars report.

428.    May 23, 2017, near Al Duweir, Syria, via Airwars report.

429.    May 23, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

430.    May 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

431.    May 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

432.    May 24, 2017, near Al Mraka, Syria, via Airwars report.

433.    May 24, 2017, near Debsi Afnan, Syria, via Airwars report.

434.    May 24, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

435.    May 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

436.    May 25, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

437.    May 25, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

438.    May 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

439.    May 26, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.

440.    May 26, 2017, near Baaj, Iraq, via Airwars report.

441.    May 26, 2017, near Al Hamam, Syria, via Airwars report.

442.    May 26, 2017, near Jourat Al Sous, Syria, via Airwars report.

443.    May 26, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

444.    May 26, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

445.    May 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

446.    May 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

447.    May 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

448.    May 27, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.
449.    May 27, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

450.    May 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

451.    May 27, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

452.    May 28, 2017, near Al Mansoura, Syria, via Airwars report.

453.    May 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

454.    May 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

455.    May 28, 2017, near Al Hamam, Syria, via Airwars report.

456.    May 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

457.    May 28, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

458.    May 29, 2017, near Jaidin, Syria, via Airwars report.

459.    May 29, 2017, near Hiso, Syria, via Airwars report.

460.    May 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

461.    May 29, 2017, near Qorya, Syria, via Airwars report.

462.    May 29, 2017, near Gharawi, Syria, via Airwars report.

463.    May 29, 2017, near Tayba, Syria, via Airwars report.

464.    May 29, 2017, near Zemla, Syria, via Airwars report.

465.    May 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

466.    May 29, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

467.    May 30, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

468.    May 30, 2017, near Abu Qubei, Syria, via Airwars report.

469.    May 30, 2017, near Rawda farm, Syria, via Airwars report.

470.    May 30, 2017, near Sukariya, Syria, via Airwars report.
471.    May 31, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

472.    May 31, 2017, near Abu Shajara, Syria, via Airwars report.

473.    June 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

474.    June 5, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.

475.    June 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

476.    June 10, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.

477.    June 15, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.

478.    June 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

479.    June 19, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

480.    June 21, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via NGO report.

481.    June 23, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via self-report.

482.    June 24, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via social media report.

483.    June 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via Airwars report.

484.    June 25, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.

485.    June 29, 2017, near Dayr Az Zwar, Syria, via social media report.

486.    July 1, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via Airwars report.

487.    July 3, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, NGO report.

488.    July 5, 2017, near Mosul, Iraq, via media report.

489.    July 12, 2017, near Kashkash Zyanat (Al Shaddadi), Syria, via Airwars report.

490.    July 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria via social media report.

491.    July 16, 2017, near Kashkash Zyanat (Al Shaddadi), Syria, via social media report.
492.    July 18, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via Airwars report.
493.    July 21, 2017, near, Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

494.    July 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

495.    July 28, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via social media report.

496.    July 31, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via ISIS media report.

497.    July 31, 2017, near Rawa, Iraq, via Airwars report.

498.    Aug. 1, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report.

499.    Aug. 1, 2017, near Kadiya IDP Camp (Duhok), Iraq, via self-report.

500.    Aug. 2, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

501.    Aug. 3, 2017, near Al Kawm (As Sukhnah), Syria, via self-report.

502.    Aug. 4, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via media report.

503.    Aug. 5, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via self-report.

504.    Aug. 6, 2017, near Ash Shaddadi, Syria, via self-report.

505.    Aug. 7, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

506.    Aug. 10, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via self-report.

507.    Aug. 12, 2017, near Al Mazara’ (Tal Afar), Iraq, via social media report.

508.    Aug. 13, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

509.    Aug. 14, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

510.    Aug. 16, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via social media report.

511.    Aug. 17, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

512.    Aug. 19, 2017, near Al Jis’a (Al Shaddadi), Syria, via social media report.

513.    Aug. 20, 2017, near Tal Afar, Iraq, via self-report.

514.    Aug. 20, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.
515.    Aug. 24, 2017, near Raqqah, Syria, via self-report.

516.    Sept. 8, 2017, near An Nadah, Syria via media report.

517.    Sept. 9, 2017, near Abu Kamal, Syria, via social media report.

518.    Sept. 10, 2017, near Al Qa’im, Iraq, via social media report.

519.    Sept. 14, 2017, near Mayadin, Syria, via Airwars report.’

 

October 27th – October 28th 2017
Iraq 7 strikes +1* (13,995 – 14,002)
Syria 1 strike (14,180 – 14,180)
Confirmed actions: US, AUS, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 27, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged one ISIS tactical unit.

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed and ISIS command and control center, an ISIS safe house, two ISIS vehicles, one ISIS-held building, four rockets, and damaged two ISIS supply routes.

• Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle maintenance facility, a VBIED, a tactical vehicle, a transport vehicle and a weapons cache.

• Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged one ISIS tactical unit, resulting in terrain denial.

Additionally, four strikes consisting of 18 engagements were conducted in Iraq and one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Syria on Oct. 17.

• Near Al Qaim, Iraq, three strikes [1 Aus? 1 or more British] engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed an explosives storage facility, four ISIS-held buildings, one construction vehicle and four storage cylinders. Additionally, eight ISIS supply routes were damaged.

• Near Rawah, Iraq, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS safe house.

• Near Ash Shaddadi, Syria, one strike engaged one ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a VBIED.’

* See Oct 28th-29th for amended strike

Update from UK MoD for Friday 27 October:

Friday 27 October: A further Tornado patrol in the area of Al Qaim identified a terrorist supply lorry; it was destroyed with a Brimstone missile. In the Euphrates valley to the west of Ash Shirwaniyah, a second Tornado flight meanwhile used a pair of Paveway IVs to strike a Daesh-held building, then used another Brimstone to knock out an armed truck.

From Australian MoD for October 27th:

‘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.’
October 28th – October 29th 2017
Iraq 1 strikes (14,003 – 14,003)
Syria 1 strike (14,181 – 14,181)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 28 and Oct. 29, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Oct. 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike damaged two ISIS lines of communication.

On Oct. 28 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 fighting position and five ISIS-held buildings.

On Oct. 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed two ISIS staging areas and an ISIS-held building.
* Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS tactical vehicles and two heavy weapons.

On Oct. 29 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.
* Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three supply routes, two command and control nodes, an ISIS weapons cache and a VBIED factory.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on Oct. 27.
* Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.’

 

October 29th – October 30th 2017
Iraq 3 strikes (14,004 – 14,006)
Syria 5 strikes +2* (14,182 – 14,188)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 28 and Oct. 29, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Oct. 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike damaged two ISIS lines of communication.

On Oct. 28 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 fighting position and five ISIS-held buildings.

On Oct. 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed two ISIS staging areas and an ISIS-held building.

* Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes [1 British?] engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed three ISIS tactical vehicles and two heavy weapons.

On Oct. 29 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.

* Near Al Qaim, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three supply routes, two command and control nodes, an ISIS weapons cache and a VBIED factory.

Additionally, one strike consisting of one engagement was conducted in Iraq on Oct. 27.
* Near Al Qaim, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS fighting position.’

* See Oct 30th-31st for amended strikes

From UK MoD for Sunday 29 October:

Sunday 29 October: Typhoon FGR4s supported the Syrian Democratic Forces south-east of Dayr az Zawr, attacking a terrorist position with a Paveway. In western Iraq, two Tornados conducted simultaneous attacks on a command post and a weapons stockpile, both located some five miles south of Husaybah.

October 30th – October 31st 2017
Iraq 4 strikes +1* (14,007 – 14,011)
Syria 4 strikes +7* (14,189 – 14,199)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 30, 2017, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

On Oct. 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroying a vehicle and an ISIS headquarters.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units.

On Oct. 30 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

• Near Al Qaim, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS vehicle, a staging site, a mortar firing position, and damaged 13 ISIS supply routes.

Additionally, two strikes consisting of four engagements were conducted in Syria on Oct. 29.

• Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and damaged an ISIS headquarters.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.’

* see Oct 31st – Nov 1st press release for amended strikes

From French MoD on October 31st:

[France publish article on Task Force Wagram: Deployed in Iraq since September 2016, Task Force (TF) Wagram has carried out more than 1,500 missions in support of the Iraqi forces. With nearly 200 soldiers armed with four Caesar guns, the Wagram TF completes the means of the “support” pillar of Operation Chammal, supporting the action of Iraqi troops engaged on the ground in the fighting against Daesh. Fully integrated with the Coalition, coordination is carried out permanently along the chain of validation of a request for support.]

Chammal : la Task Force Wagram, ou l’artillerie française au sein de la Coalition

Mise à jour : 31/10/2017

Déployée en Irak depuis septembre 2016, la Task Force (TF) Wagram a réalisé plus de 1500 missions en appui des forces irakiennes. Forte de près de 200 militaires armant quatre canons Caesar, la TF Wagram complète les moyens du pilier « appui » de l’opération Chammal, en soutenant l’action des troupes irakiennes engagées au sol dans les combats contre Daech. Pleinement intégrée à la Coalition, une coordination est effectuée de façon permanente tout au long de la chaîne de validation d’une demande d’appui.

Tout d’abord, les cibles doivent être identifiées. Pour ce faire, les objectifs sont désignés de deux façons différentes : soit par les forces irakiennes sur le terrain, soit directement par les moyens de la Coalition, avec notamment les missions de renseignement des Rafale ou de l’Atlantique 2 pour les moyens français. Dans les deux cas, les informations arrivent au sein de la TF américaine Falcon. Le capitaine Philippe, officier de liaison entre la TF Wagram et la TF américaine, sélectionne les cibles qui pourraient être traitées par les artilleurs français en fonction des capacités du canon Caesar, de leur emplacement géographique et de l’effet souhaité sur le terrain.

Avant chaque tir, le processus de validation est minutieusement mis en place et vérifié par une autorité de la Coalition, le Target Engagement Autority. Cette vérification comporte plusieurs étapes. Premièrement, il faut être certain de la présence de combattants ou de matériels de Daech. Deuxièmement, il faut s’assurer qu’aucun dommage collatéral ne peut avoir lieu vis-à-vis de la population, ou vis-à-vis des infrastructures telles que des écoles ou des hôpitaux.

Troisièmement, chaque demande de tir doit avoir, ensuite, l’approbation des forces irakiennes. Dernièrement, il faut vérifier que les tirs d’artillerie ne rentrent pas en conflit avec d’éventuels autres éléments comme les mouvements aériens.
Le tir peut finalement avoir lieu sous réserve qu’il respecte les règles d’engagement françaises. Ce contrôle est effectué par le chef de corps ou le chef opérations de la TF Wagram avec l’aide d’un legal adviser, conseiller juridique pour les opérations. Une fois l’aval donné, les ordres de tirs sont transmis au centre opérations du groupement tactique d’artillerie sur les postes avancés, afin de les mettre en œuvre. Pour chacun des tirs d’artillerie française, le choix des obus est déterminant. Une proposition d’emploi est d’abord émise par la Coalition avec la demande d’appui-feux ; les artilleurs français valident ou ajustent cette proposition en fonction de l’estimation des dommages collatéraux, de l’effet tactique recherché sur le terrain, et des caractéristiques propres au canon Caesar.

C’est de jour comme de nuit, ou encore sous une chaleur frôlant parfois les 50°C à l’ombre, que les artilleurs de la TF Wagram mettent en application leurs savoir-faire pour réaliser les missions d’appui-feu au profit des soldats irakiens. Intégrés au sein de la Coalition, artilleurs français et américains vivent ensemble au quotidien.

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 contre Daech et à frapper les capacités militaires du groupe terroriste.’

 

October 31st – November 1st 2017
Iraq 5 strikes +1* (14,012 – 14,017)
Syria 8 strikes (14,200 – 14,207)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘On Oct. 31, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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

• Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed an ISIS training center.

• Near Dayr Az Zawr, seven strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighing positions and an ISIS vehicle and suppressed a fighting position.

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

• Near Al Qaim, four strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and damaged an ISIS supply route and destroyed a command and control node, a weapons cache, an ISIS headquarters and a vehicle.

• Near Rawah, one strike destroyed four ISIS-held buildings.

Additionally, eight strikes consisting of 16 engagements were conducted in Iraq and Syria on Oct. 30.

• In Syria, near Al Shaddai, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a fighting position and an ISIS vehicle.

• In Syria, near Dayr Az Zawr, six strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a VBIED and four ISIS lines of communication.

• In Iraq, near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed 10 ISIS supply routes.’

* See Nov 1st-2nd for amended strike

From CJTFOIR on october 31st:

Coalition removes ISIS leaders from battlefield

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition airstrikes in the past two months have killed several senior Daesh leaders and facilitators in Iraq and Syria. The removal of these key terrorists disrupts Daesh’s command and control network, unmanned aerial system, or UAS, research and development, as well as funding of their terrorist activities. The names of the ISIS leaders recently killed:

* Abu Ahmad al Muhajir, a senior military officer involved in procurement and R&D, killed on Sept. 16, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria.

* Hajji Ibrahim, a senior military officer involved in procurement and R&D, killed Sept. 20, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria.

* Bin Ladin Dhu al Fiqar, a senior military commander, killed Sept. 25, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria.

* Shahin, a ground commander, killed on Sept. 26, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria.

* Abu Walid al Shami, a weapons R&D developer, killed Sept. 29, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria.

* Abu Hajir al-Iraqi, a military procurement official involved in R&D, killed Oct. 2, 2017 in Mayadin, Syria.

* Abu Mahmud al Halabi, in ISIS administrative official, was killed Oct. 3, 2017 near Mayadin, Syria.

* Abu Walid al Qamishli, a commander responsible for a network of fighters in Hasakah Province, killed Oct. 3, 2017 near Al Haidin, Syria.

* Abu Taburak, a UAS researcher and developer, killed Oct. 7, 2017 in Al Qaim, Iraq.

* Abu Asia, a UAS facilitator, killed on Oct. 9, 2017 in Abu Kamal, Syria.

* Abu Suhayb, an ISIS leader, was killed Oct. 12, 2017 in Al Qaim, Iraq.

Eliminating these militant leaders and facilitators, directly responsible for command and control, research and development, and planning, degrades ISIS’s ability to conduct attacks on civilian targets in Iraq, Syria, and throughout the region.

U.S. and Coalition forces will continue to strike ISIS leadership in order to disrupt the organization’s ability to plan and attack the U.S. and our interests around the world.’

 

Since Sept 19th 2014, France reports carrying out 7,349 flights across Iraq and Syria; 1413 strikes against ISIS and destroying 2,197 targets.

Australian MoD summary for October 2017: