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32 Strikes by Inherent Resolve Forces
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Strikes in Syria
In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 25 engagements against ISIS targets:
— Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two wellheads.
— Near Dayr Az Zawr, 13 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed six wellheads, three gas-oil separation plants, a vehicle, a fighting position, a vehicle-borne bomb, a weapons storage facility and a tank.
— Near Manbij, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle.
— Near Raqqa, four strikes destroyed three fighting positions, two tunnels, a vehicle repair facility and a tactical vehicle.
Strikes in Iraq
In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 75 engagements against ISIS targets, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:
— Near Beiji, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS staging area.
— Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area; destroyed nine fighting positions, four mortar systems, three vehicle-borne bombs, two vehicle bomb factories, two vehicles, a supply cache, an unmanned aerial vehicle launch site, a medium machine gun, an ISIS-held building, a watercraft and a command-and-control node; damaged 11 supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units and a sniper team.
— Near Qaim, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles.
— Near Sinjar, a strike destroyed an artillery system and two supply caches.
— Near Tal Afar, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS-held building, a weapons cache, a tactical vehicle, an ISIS headquarters and an improvised weapons factory.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group’s ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, task force officials said.
Photo: USAF F-16 Fighting Falcon, refueling, Op Inherent Resolve, 15 Feb 2017, by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan.