Military reports – October 2018

Written by Alex Hopkins on October 8, 2018


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 2018. We have also included relevant video and photo releases. Beginning in June 2018, the Coalition began issuing once weekly reports, issued each Monday for the previous seven days, though Airwars continues to disaggregate these by date.

 

October 1st – October 2nd 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,332- 14,332)
Syria 4 strikes (15,825- 15,828)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 70 strikes consisting of 102 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 6 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged five tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one weapons cache, four mortar positions, one recoilless rifle and three supply routes.

On Oct. 6 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Makmur mountains, one strike engaged five tactical units.

On Oct. 5 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed three fighting positions, one command and control center, three mortar positions and one vehicle-borne IED facility.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 5, 2018.

On Oct. 4 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one vehicle-borne IED, one piece of heavy equipment, two mortars, one vehicle, two supply routes and suppressed two staging areas.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 4, 2018.

On Oct. 3 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes engaged 11 tactical units, and destroyed two fighting positions, two mortars, one compound, four supply routes and suppressed one staging area.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 3, 2018.

On Oct. 2 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 20 strikes engaged 13 tactical units, and destroyed nine fighting positions, two command and control centers, two observation points, one weapons cache, one mortar, one unmanned aerial system, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 2 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Wadi Ashai and Jazeerah desert, three strikes destroyed two tanks, seven buildings and one missile.

On Oct. 1 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one tactical unit, and destroyed one vehicle, one mortar tube and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 1, 2018.’

 

October 2nd – October 3rd 2018
Iraq 3 strikes  (14,333- 14,335)
Syria 20 strikes (15,829- 15,848)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 70 strikes consisting of 102 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 6 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged five tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one weapons cache, four mortar positions, one recoilless rifle and three supply routes.

On Oct. 6 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Makmur mountains, one strike engaged five tactical units.

On Oct. 5 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed three fighting positions, one command and control center, three mortar positions and one vehicle-borne IED facility.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 5, 2018.

On Oct. 4 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one vehicle-borne IED, one piece of heavy equipment, two mortars, one vehicle, two supply routes and suppressed two staging areas.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 4, 2018.

On Oct. 3 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes engaged 11 tactical units, and destroyed two fighting positions, two mortars, one compound, four supply routes and suppressed one staging area.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 3, 2018.

On Oct. 2 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 20 strikes engaged 13 tactical units, and destroyed nine fighting positions, two command and control centers, two observation points, one weapons cache, one mortar, one unmanned aerial system, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 2 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Wadi Ashai and Jazeerah desert, three strikes destroyed two tanks, seven buildings and one missile.

On Oct. 1 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one tactical unit, and destroyed one vehicle, one mortar tube and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 1, 2018.’

 

October 3rd – October 4th 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,335- 14,335)
Syria 11 strikes (15,849- 15,859)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 70 strikes consisting of 102 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 6 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged five tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one weapons cache, four mortar positions, one recoilless rifle and three supply routes.

On Oct. 6 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Makmur mountains, one strike engaged five tactical units.

On Oct. 5 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed three fighting positions, one command and control center, three mortar positions and one vehicle-borne IED facility.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 5, 2018.

On Oct. 4 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one vehicle-borne IED, one piece of heavy equipment, two mortars, one vehicle, two supply routes and suppressed two staging areas.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 4, 2018.

On Oct. 3 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes [1 British] engaged 11 tactical units, and destroyed two fighting positions, two mortars, one compound, four supply routes and suppressed one staging area.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 3, 2018.

On Oct. 2 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 20 strikes engaged 13 tactical units, and destroyed nine fighting positions, two command and control centers, two observation points, one weapons cache, one mortar, one unmanned aerial system, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 2 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Wadi Ashai and Jazeerah desert, three strikes destroyed two tanks, seven buildings and one missile.

On Oct. 1 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one tactical unit, and destroyed one vehicle, one mortar tube and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 1, 2018.’

Update from UK MoD for Wednesday October 3rd

‘Wednesday 3 October – Tornados, working with a Reaper, destroyed a mortar position in eastern Syria…With the Syrian Democratic Forces continuing their offensive against the last major pocket of Deash-held territory in eastern Syria, centred on Hajin, Royal Air Force aircraft have provided further intensive support. As in the previous month, a particular focus has been on terrorist positions north-east of Abu Kamal. On Wednesday 3 October, an RAF Reaper detected a Daesh mortar which was firing on SDF forces a short distance away. Two RAF Tornado GR4s were also on task in the area, and they struck the mortar position with a single Paveway IV guided bomb.’

 

Update from Dutch MoD on October 3rd:

[For Sept 26th – Oct 3rd, Dutch F-16s supported ground troops during nine missions over Syria and Iraq. Weapons were deployed during four missions – in Deir Ezzor governorate, in the vicinity of Abu Kamal. ISIS weapons, a logistics warehouse and ISIS fighters were targeted.] 

Midden-Oosten

In de strijd tegen terreurorganisatie ISIS ondersteunden Nederlandse F-16’s grondtroepen tijdens 9 missies boven de Syrische en Irak. Tijdens 4 missies zijn wapens ingezet. Dat gebeurde in de Syrische provincie Deir al Zour, in de omgeving van Abu Kamal. ISIS-wapenopstellingen, een logistieke opslagplaats en ISIS Strijders waren het doelwit.’

 

 

October 4th – October 5th 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,335- 14,335)
Syria 10 strikes (15,860- 15,869)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 70 strikes consisting of 102 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 6 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged five tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one weapons cache, four mortar positions, one recoilless rifle and three supply routes.

On Oct. 6 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Makmur mountains, one strike engaged five tactical units.

On Oct. 5 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed three fighting positions, one command and control center, three mortar positions and one vehicle-borne IED facility.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 5, 2018.

On Oct. 4 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes [3 British] engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one vehicle-borne IED, one piece of heavy equipment, two mortars, one vehicle, two supply routes and suppressed two staging areas.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 4, 2018.

On Oct. 3 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes engaged 11 tactical units, and destroyed two fighting positions, two mortars, one compound, four supply routes and suppressed one staging area.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 3, 2018.

On Oct. 2 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 20 strikes engaged 13 tactical units, and destroyed nine fighting positions, two command and control centers, two observation points, one weapons cache, one mortar, one unmanned aerial system, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 2 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Wadi Ashai and Jazeerah desert, three strikes destroyed two tanks, seven buildings and one missile.

On Oct. 1 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one tactical unit, and destroyed one vehicle, one mortar tube and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 1, 2018.’

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 4 October:

‘Thursday 4 October – Tornados supported a Syrian Democratic Forces attack on a Daesh position, destroying a truck-bomb, a strong-point and an improvised explosive device facility…The following day [Oct 4th], an SDF attack on a Daesh position encountered a truck-bomb which was blocking their advance towards a terrorist strong-point in a nearby building. Tornados destroyed the truck-bomb using a Brimstone missile, then demolished the strong-point with a Paveway IV. Another building in the area was then identified as not only Daesh-held, but a probable facility for further improvised truck-bombs. This target was also destroyed with a Paveway IV.’

 

 

October 5th – October 6th 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,335- 14,335)
Syria 9 strikes (15,870- 15,878)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 70 strikes consisting of 102 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 6 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged five tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one weapons cache, four mortar positions, one recoilless rifle and three supply routes.

On Oct. 6 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Makmur mountains, one strike engaged five tactical units.

On Oct. 5 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes [1 British] engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed three fighting positions, one command and control center, three mortar positions and one vehicle-borne IED facility.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 5, 2018.

On Oct. 4 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one vehicle-borne IED, one piece of heavy equipment, two mortars, one vehicle, two supply routes and suppressed two staging areas.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 4, 2018.

On Oct. 3 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes engaged 11 tactical units, and destroyed two fighting positions, two mortars, one compound, four supply routes and suppressed one staging area.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 3, 2018.

On Oct. 2 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 20 strikes engaged 13 tactical units, and destroyed nine fighting positions, two command and control centers, two observation points, one weapons cache, one mortar, one unmanned aerial system, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 2 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Wadi Ashai and Jazeerah desert, three strikes destroyed two tanks, seven buildings and one missile.

On Oct. 1 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one tactical unit, and destroyed one vehicle, one mortar tube and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 1, 2018.’

Update from UK MoD for Friday 5 October:

‘Friday 5 October – Typhoons bombed a terrorist command post in eastern Syria, whilst Tornados struck a Daesh compound…On Friday 5 October, Typhoons bombed a Daesh command post north-east of Abu Kamal using two Paveway IVs. Nearby, a flight of Tornados supported the SDF, who had come up against a Daesh-held compound. The SDF were very close to the target, but careful coordination allowed the Tornados to strike the two key buildings within the compound with Paveway IVs.’

 

 

October 6th – October 7th 2018
Iraq 1 strike  (14,336- 14,336)
Syria 12 strikes (15,879- 15,890)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 70 strikes consisting of 102 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 6 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes [1-2 British] engaged five tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one weapons cache, four mortar positions, one recoilless rifle and three supply routes.

On Oct. 6 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Makmur mountains, one strike engaged five tactical units.

On Oct. 5 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed three fighting positions, one command and control center, three mortar positions and one vehicle-borne IED facility.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 5, 2018.

On Oct. 4 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one vehicle-borne IED, one piece of heavy equipment, two mortars, one vehicle, two supply routes and suppressed two staging areas.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 4, 2018.

On Oct. 3 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes engaged 11 tactical units, and destroyed two fighting positions, two mortars, one compound, four supply routes and suppressed one staging area.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 3, 2018.

On Oct. 2 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 20 strikes engaged 13 tactical units, and destroyed nine fighting positions, two command and control centers, two observation points, one weapons cache, one mortar, one unmanned aerial system, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 2 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Wadi Ashai and Jazeerah desert, three strikes destroyed two tanks, seven buildings and one missile.

On Oct. 1 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one tactical unit, and destroyed one vehicle, one mortar tube and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 1, 2018.’

 

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 6 October:

‘Saturday 6 October – a Reaper disrupted Daesh firing on the Syrian Democratic Forces, while Typhoons and Tornados hit four terrorist mortar positions and a weapons stockpile…A Reaper provided further support in the same area on Saturday 6 October, and an attack delivered with a GBU-12 guided bomb successfully disrupted firing by Daesh on the SDF. Typhoons and Tornados were working further north, near Hajin, and used Paveway IVs and a Brimstone missile to deal with four Daesh mortar positions and a weapons stockpile.’

Update from French MoD on October 12th:

[For October 3rd-9th, France report that the three CAESAR guns of TF Wagram carried out 18 shooting missions from Iraq. In the same week, aircraft conducted three strikes north of Abu Kamal in Syria.]

CHAMMAL

SITUATION MILITAIRE DU THEATRE

Offensive contre les dernières poches de Daech en Syrie

L’opération pour reprendre la poche d’Hajine dans la moyenne vallée de l’Euphrate, lancée le 10 septembre, se poursuit. La progression est rendue difficile, Daech ayant notamment recours à une vaste palette d’engins explosifs improvisés. La coalition poursuit son action en appui des forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS).

Poursuite des actions de sécurisation en Irak

En Irak, les forces de sécurité irakiennes (FSI) poursuivent leurs opérations de sécurisation qui ont permis la neutralisation d’abris, de caches et de matériel. Daech maintient sa stratégie d’évitement.

ACTIVITE DE LA FORCE

Le dispositif français déployé au Levant n’a pas connu d’évolution notable.

La Task Force Wagram en appui de l’offensive contre les dernières poches de Daech présentes dans la vallée de l’Euphrate

La Task Force Wagram appuie l’offensive des forces démocratiques syriennes contre Daech dans la région d’Hajine.
Cette semaine, les trois canons CAESAR de la TF Wagram ont réalisé, depuis le territoire irakien, 18 missions de tir (éclairement, fumigène, harcèlement – bilan du 03 au 09 octobre inclus).
Depuis le début de son engagement, la Task Force Wagram a réalisé 1947 missions de tirs.

Les bases aériennes en Jordanie et aux EAU en appui des opérations

Au sein de la coalition, les aéronefs français basés en Jordanie et aux Émirats arabes unis poursuivent leurs actions contre Daech.
Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 18 sorties aériennes (bilan du 03 au 09 octobre inclus) et conduit trois frappes en appui des FDS au nord d’Abou Kamal en Syrie.
Bilan total de l’action du pilier appui aérien depuis le 19/09/14 :
8546 sorties / 1462 frappes / 2254 objectifs neutralisés.

TF Monsabert et Narvik

La Task Force Monsabert poursuit sa mission d’instruction de la 6ème division irakienne. Elle conseille l’état-major de cette division et, ponctuellement, les brigades qui lui sont subordonnées. Ainsi, aux mois d’août et septembre, Monsabert a réalisé une dizaine de missions en différents lieux de Bagdad, notamment dans un hôpital de la ville ou pour rendre une expertise visant à préparer les travaux de construction d’un mur de protection.
Début octobre, le « partenariat artillerie » a mené un audit du 106ème bataillon d’artillerie, ce qui a permis d’aider les Irakiens à planifier et conduire une campagne de tirs incluant, pour la première fois, des tirs de nuit.’
October 7th – October 8th 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,336- 14,336)
Syria 10 strikes (15,891- 15,900)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:‘Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 137 strikes consisting of 225 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 13 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 23 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 11 supply routes, 6 mortars, four staging areas, one weapons cache, one piece of heavy equipment, one IED factory, and one fighting position.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.13, 2018.

On Oct. 12 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 36 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed 20 fighting positions, five mortars, four staging areas, one tunnel, and one assembly area site.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.12, 2018.

On Oct. 11 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 20 strikes engaged six tactical units, and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four mortars, three staging areas, and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 11, 2018.

On Oct. 10 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 33 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 mortars, two command and control centers, one tech vehicle, and two vehicle-borne IEDs.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 10, 2018.

On Oct. 9 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed one fighting position, one observation point, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 9 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against an ISIS target.

•       Near Taji, one strike engaged two tactical units.

On Oct. 8 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed one weapons cache, one staging area and one supply route.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 8, 2018.

On Oct 7, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 military strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes [2 British] engaged eight tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one vehicle-borne IED, one mortar, two staging areas and three supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 7, 2018.’

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 7 October:
‘Sunday 7 October – a Reaper attacked a terrorist position hidden beneath trees, and Typhoons destroyed a command post in eastern Syria…A Reaper’s crew successfully targeted Daesh fighters who had positioned themselves beneath trees in the Hajin area on Sunday 7 October, hitting them with a Hellfire missile. Closer to Abu Kamal, Typhoons meanwhile destroyed a terrorist command post.’

October 8th – October 9th 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,336- 14,336)
Syria 5 strikes (15,901- 15,905)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 137 strikes consisting of 225 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 13 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 23 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 11 supply routes, 6 mortars, four staging areas, one weapons cache, one piece of heavy equipment, one IED factory, and one fighting position.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.13, 2018.

On Oct. 12 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 36 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed 20 fighting positions, five mortars, four staging areas, one tunnel, and one assembly area site.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.12, 2018.

On Oct. 11 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 20 strikes engaged six tactical units, and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four mortars, three staging areas, and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 11, 2018.

On Oct. 10 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 33 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 mortars, two command and control centers, one tech vehicle, and two vehicle-borne IEDs.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 10, 2018.

On Oct. 9 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed one fighting position, one observation point, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 9 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against an ISIS target.

•       Near Taji, one strike engaged two tactical units.

On Oct. 8 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed one weapons cache, one staging area and one supply route.

   There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 8, 2018.

On Oct 7, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 military strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged eight tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one vehicle-borne IED, one mortar, two staging areas and three supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 7, 2018.’

October 9th – October 10th 2018
Iraq 1 strike  (14,337- 14,337)
Syria 9 strikes (15,906- 15,914)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 137 strikes consisting of 225 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 13 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 23 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 11 supply routes, 6 mortars, four staging areas, one weapons cache, one piece of heavy equipment, one IED factory, and one fighting position.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.13, 2018.

On Oct. 12 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 36 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed 20 fighting positions, five mortars, four staging areas, one tunnel, and one assembly area site.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.12, 2018.

On Oct. 11 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 20 strikes engaged six tactical units, and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four mortars, three staging areas, and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 11, 2018.

On Oct. 10 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 33 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 mortars, two command and control centers, one tech vehicle, and two vehicle-borne IEDs.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 10, 2018.

On Oct. 9 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed one fighting position, one observation point, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 9 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against an ISIS target.

•       Near Taji, one strike engaged two tactical units.

On Oct. 8 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed one weapons cache, one staging area and one supply route.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 8, 2018.

On Oct 7, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 military strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged eight tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one vehicle-borne IED, one mortar, two staging areas and three supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 7, 2018.’

October 10th – October 11th 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,337- 14,337)
Syria 33 strikes (15,915- 15,947)
Confirmed actions: US

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 137 strikes consisting of 225 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 13 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 23 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 11 supply routes, 6 mortars, four staging areas, one weapons cache, one piece of heavy equipment, one IED factory, and one fighting position.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.13, 2018.

On Oct. 12 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 36 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed 20 fighting positions, five mortars, four staging areas, one tunnel, and one assembly area site.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.12, 2018.

On Oct. 11 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 20 strikes engaged six tactical units, and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four mortars, three staging areas, and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 11, 2018.

On Oct. 10 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 33 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 mortars, two command and control centers, one tech vehicle, and two vehicle-borne IEDs. 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 10, 2018.

On Oct. 9 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed one fighting position, one observation point, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 9 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against an ISIS target.

•       Near Taji, one strike engaged two tactical units.

On Oct. 8 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed one weapons cache, one staging area and one supply route.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 8, 2018.

On Oct 7, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 military strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged eight tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one vehicle-borne IED, one mortar, two staging areas and three supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 7, 2018.’

 

Update from Dutch MoD for October 10th:

[For October 3rd-10th, Dutch F-16s supported ground troops in Syria during nine missions.  Weapons were deployed during two missions. The weapons deployment took place in the province of Deir Ezzor, in the vicinity of Abu Kamal. ISIS weapons, a logistics warehouse and ISIS fighters targeted.]

Weekoverzicht Defensieoperaties
Nieuwsbericht | 10-10-2018 | 12:00

Nederlandse F-16’s ondersteunden tijdens 9 missies grondtroepen in Syrië. Dit gebeurde in het kader van de strijd tegen terreurorganisatie ISIS. Tijdens 2 missies werden wapens ingezet. Een overzicht van Defensieoperaties in de week van 3 tot 10 oktober 2018.

De wapeninzet gebeurde in de provincie Deir al Zour, in de omgeving van Abu Kamal. ISIS-wapenopstellingen, een logistieke opslagplaats en ISIS-strijders waren het doelwit.

Irak
Nederlandse militairen geven momenteel de ‘bataljonstraining’ aan Koerdische eenheden in de omgeving van Erbil, Irak. Dat geldt ook voor een instructeursopleiding en een training voor het beveiligen van grote gebieden. Samen met Finse militairen wordt een leiderschapstraining voorbereid, die op korte termijn start.

In de omgeving van Bagdad ondersteunen Nederlandse trainers het Speciale Operaties Trainings Centrum. Defensie levert ook een chirurgisch team voor het Amerikaanse Role 2-hospitaal. Hier werken de Nederlanders nauw samen met Deense en Britse medici.’

October 11th – October 12th 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,337- 14,337)
Syria 20 strikes (15,948 –  15,967)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 137 strikes consisting of 225 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 13 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 23 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 11 supply routes, 6 mortars, four staging areas, one weapons cache, one piece of heavy equipment, one IED factory, and one fighting position.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.13, 2018.

On Oct. 12 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 36 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed 20 fighting positions, five mortars, four staging areas, one tunnel, and one assembly area site.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.12, 2018.

On Oct. 11 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 20 strikes [2 British] engaged six tactical units, and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four mortars, three staging areas, and two supply routes. 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 11, 2018.

On Oct. 10 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 33 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 mortars, two command and control centers, one tech vehicle, and two vehicle-borne IEDs.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 10, 2018.

On Oct. 9 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed one fighting position, one observation point, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 9 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against an ISIS target.

•       Near Taji, one strike engaged two tactical units.

On Oct. 8 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed one weapons cache, one staging area and one supply route.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 8, 2018.

On Oct 7, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 military strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged eight tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one vehicle-borne IED, one mortar, two staging areas and three supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 7, 2018.’

Update from UK MoD for Thursday 11 October:
‘Thursday 11 October – Tornados and Typhoons conducted five attacks on Daesh positions in eastern Syria…Despite bad weather, our aircraft were able to provide effective close air support to the SDF at both the northern and southern ends of the Hajin pocket on Thursday 11 October. North of Hajin, a flight of Typhoons and a flight of Tornados used Paveway IVs to destroy three Daesh-held buildings which the SDF had encountered. In the south, close to the border with Iraq, a second pair of Tornados bombed two groups of terrorists spotted in in the open; one of the attacks also destroyed the extremists’ vehicle.’

October 12th – October 13th 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,337- 14,337)
Syria 36 strikes (15,968 –  16,003)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 137 strikes consisting of 225 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 13 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 23 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 11 supply routes, 6 mortars, four staging areas, one weapons cache, one piece of heavy equipment, one IED factory, and one fighting position.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.13, 2018.

On Oct. 12 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 36 strikes [2-3 British] engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed 20 fighting positions, five mortars, four staging areas, one tunnel, and one assembly area site.  

 There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.12, 2018.

On Oct. 11 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 20 strikes engaged six tactical units, and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four mortars, three staging areas, and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 11, 2018.

On Oct. 10 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 33 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 mortars, two command and control centers, one tech vehicle, and two vehicle-borne IEDs.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 10, 2018.

On Oct. 9 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed one fighting position, one observation point, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 9 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against an ISIS target.

•       Near Taji, one strike engaged two tactical units.

On Oct. 8 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed one weapons cache, one staging area and one supply route.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 8, 2018.

On Oct 7, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 military strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged eight tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one vehicle-borne IED, one mortar, two staging areas and three supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 7, 2018.’
Update from UK MoD for Friday 12 October:
‘Friday 12 October – Tornados struck a Daesh tunnel and a defended building in eastern Syria, whilst Typhoons destroyed an armed truck…A Daesh armed truck was spotted north-east of Abu Kamal on Friday 12 October, and was destroyed by a direct hit from a Paveway IV dropped by a Typhoon flight. A pair of Tornados conducted one attack through thick cloud, striking a tunnel – again to the north-east of Abu Kamal – then delivered a second successful attack with two Paveways against a Daesh-held building near Hajin.’

October 13th – October 14th 2018
Iraq 0 strikes  (14,337- 14,337)
Syria 23 strikes (16,004 –  16,026)
Confirmed actions: US, UK

From CJTFOIR:

‘Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi- Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces’ operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

Weekly Strike Summary

Between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 137 strikes consisting of 225 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

On Oct. 13 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 23 strikes [2-3 British] engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 11 supply routes, 6 mortars, four staging areas, one weapons cache, one piece of heavy equipment, one IED factory, and one fighting position. 

 There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.13, 2018.

On Oct. 12 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.

•        Near Abu Kamal, 36 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed 20 fighting positions, five mortars, four staging areas, one tunnel, and one assembly area site.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.12, 2018.

On Oct. 11 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 20 strikes engaged six tactical units, and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four mortars, three staging areas, and two supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 11, 2018.

On Oct. 10 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 33 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 mortars, two command and control centers, one tech vehicle, and two vehicle-borne IEDs.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 10, 2018.

On Oct. 9 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed one fighting position, one observation point, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

On Oct. 9 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against an ISIS target.

•       Near Taji, one strike engaged two tactical units.

On Oct. 8 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed one weapons cache, one staging area and one supply route.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 8, 2018.

On Oct 7, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 military strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

•       Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged eight tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one vehicle-borne IED, one mortar, two staging areas and three supply routes.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 7, 2018.’

Update from UK MoD for Saturday 13 October:

‘Saturday 13 October – Typhoons bombed a terrorist strong-point, and Tornados hit a mortar position, a command post and a second strong-point in eastern Syria…On Saturday 13 October, Typhoons bombed a Daesh strong-point north of Hajin, whilst Tornados struck a second such defensive position north-east of Abu Kamal. The Tornados also attacked a mortar position and a Daesh command post in the same area, using Paveway IVs.’

 

Update from UK MoD for Sunday 14 October:

‘Sunday 14 October – Tornados and Typhoons bombed three Daesh command and control locations in eastern Syria…Our aircraft were able to attack successfully three known terrorist command and control locations on Sunday 14 October, all in and around Hajin. Typhoons dealt with two of the targets, including one where a Daesh attack planning team were reported to be present at the time, whilst Tornados destroyed the third.’

 

Update from Dutch MoD on October 17th:

[For the week of 11th – 17th October, Dutch F-16s supported ground troops during nine missions. Weapons were deployed four times, in Deir Ezzor governorate, in the vicinity of Hajin, and Abu Kamal. ISIS weapons were the target.]

‘Midden-Oosten
In de strijd tegen terreurorganisatie ISIS ondersteunden Nederlandse F-16’s grondtroepen tijdens 9 missies. Bij 4 zijn wapens ingezet. Dat gebeurde in de provincie Deir al Zour, in de omgeving van Hajin en Abu Kamal. ISIS-wapenopstellingen waren het doelwit.’

From French MoD on October 17th:

[France report that Sept 25th and 27th, Rafales  equipped with GPS-guided precision bombs destroyed an ISIS cache of weapons and a logistical structure in the Abu Kamal region of Syria. In all 8 strikes have been carried out since September 10th with nearly 130 air sorties in support of SDS. Since the beginning of the Chammal operation, the France has conducted 1,464 air strikes and 1,975 artillery fire missions.]

CHAMMAL: le pilier « appui » de l’opération

Mise à jour  : 17/10/2018

Le 10 septembre 2018, les forces démocratiques syriennes (FDS) soutenues par la coalition ont lancé une offensive terrestre dans la moyenne Vallée de l’Euphrate à la frontière entre l’Irak et la Syrie. Elle vise à neutraliser la dernière emprise territoriale tenue par les terroristes en Syrie.

La coalition participe à cette ultime phase de la lutte contre Daech en appuyant les FDS engagées pour reconquérir la poche d’Hajin, située sur la rive orientale de l’Euphrate. Tous les moyens du pilier « appui » de l’opération Chammal sont engagés.

Actuellement, le pilier « appui » est structuré autour de dix Rafale de l’armée de l’air, d’un Atlantique 2 de la Marine Nationale et d’un détachement d’artillerie équipé de canons CAESAR.

Ces moyens participent activement au soutien des troupes combattant au sol, en mettant en œuvre leurs capacités de renseignement et de frappes ciblées.

Les 25 et 27 septembre 2018, les Rafales de la base aérienne projetée au Levant ont par exemple réalisé des missions offensives dans la Moyenne Vallée de l’Euphrate. Équipés de bombes de précision à guidage GPS, les pilotes de Rafales ont détruit une cache d’armes ainsi qu’une structure logistique du groupe terroriste dans la région d’Abou Kamal en Syrie. En tout 8 frappes ont été réalisées depuis le 10 septembre au cours de près de 130 sorties aériennes en appui des FDS.

Les artilleurs français de la Task Force Wagram tiennent également un rôle prépondérant dans l’opération. Ils ont effectué près d’une centaine de missions de tirs depuis le début de cette ultime phase de l’opération.

Depuis le début de l’opération Chammal les forces du pilier « appui » ont réalisé 1 464 frappes aériennes et 1 975 missions de tir d’artillerie. Après quatre années d’opérations, le groupe terroriste Daech a perdu la quasi-totalité de son territoire.

Lancée depuis le 19 septembre 2014, l’opération Chammal représente la participation française à l’OIR (opération Inherent Resolve) et mobilise aujourd’hui près de 1 100 militaires. À 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 18th:

[For October 10-16th, France report that the three CAESAR guns of Task Force Wagram carried out, from Iraqi territory, 28 firing missions (lighting, smoke, harassment, destruction). Aircraft made 18 sorties and carried out two airstrikes, north of Abu Kamal in Syria. Totals for Iraq and Syria since Sept 19th 2014: 8564 sorties, 1464 strikes,  2256 targets ‘neutralised’.]

CHAMMAL

SITUATION MILITAIRE DU THEATRE

Offensive contre les dernières poches de Daech en Syrie
L’opération pour reprendre la poche d’Hajine dans la moyenne vallée de l’Euphrate, lancée le 10 septembre, se poursuit. La progression est rendue difficile car Daech, qui a organisé sa défense, notamment grâce à de très nombreux engins explosifs improvisés, profite des conditions météo actuelles. Celles-ci réduisent les capacités de frappe aérienne de la coalition.
Poursuite des actions de sécurisation en Irak
En Irak, les opérations de sécurisation des forces de sécurité irakiennes (FSI) se poursuivent.

ACTIVITE DE LA FORCE
Le dispositif français déployé au Levant n’a pas évolué en volume. Les TF Wagram, Monsabert et Narvik ont été relevées.
La Task Force Wagram en appui de l’offensive contre les dernières poches de Daech présentes dans la vallée de l’Euphrate
La Task Force Wagram appuie l’offensive des forces démocratiques syriennes contre Daech dans la région d’Hajine.
Cette semaine, compte tenu des conditions météo, c’est l’appui sol-sol qui a été privilégié. Les trois canons CAESAR de la TF Wagram ont ainsi réalisé, depuis le territoire irakien, 28 missions de tir (éclairement, fumigène, harcèlement, destruction – bilan du 10 au 16 octobre inclus).
Depuis le début de son engagement, la Task Force Wagram a réalisé 1975 missions de tirs.
Les bases aériennes en Jordanie et aux EAU en appui des opérations
Au sein de la coalition, les aéronefs français basés en Jordanie et aux Émirats arabes unis poursuivent leurs actions contre Daech.
Cette semaine, les aéronefs de l’opération Chammal ont réalisé 18 sorties aériennes (bilan du 10 au 16 octobre inclus) et conduit deux frappes en appui des FDS au nord d’Abou Kamal en Syrie.

Bilan total de l’action du pilier appui aérien depuis le 19/09/14 :
8564 sorties / 1464 frappes / 2256 objectifs neutralisés.
Formation des militaires Irakiens : lutte contre les engins explosifs improvisés (IED)
Trois militaires français servent aux côtés de trois Britanniques et d’un Néerlandais au sein d’un laboratoire d’exploitation contre-IED de premier niveau à Besmayah, ville située à une vingtaine de kilomètres à l’est de Bagdad. Leur tâche consiste à analyser les IED découverts par l’armée irakienne. Ils réalisent également des actions de formation au profit des militaires irakiens.
Un lieutenant irakien a ainsi été formé aux techniques permettant, après avoir découvert des engins explosifs improvisés, d’en tirer des informations sur les savoir-faire de l’ennemi. Une sensibilisation a été dispensée au personnel de la police fédérale qui est confrontée, au quotidien, à la découverte d’engins explosifs improvisés.
L’exploitation des IED découverts par les forces de sécurité irakiennes permet d’obtenir des renseignements utiles pour démanteler les réseaux terroristes comme pour adapter la protection des forces partenaires.’