US Army M109A6 Paladin conducts a fire mission at Qayyarah West, Iraq, in support of the Iraqi security forcesâ push toward Mosul, Oct 17, 2016, by Christopher Brecht

US Delivers 22,107 Munitions to ISIS in #Mosul

Day 65 in Operation to Liberate Western Mosul

April 24 was day 65 of the Coalition operation to liberate western Mosul in Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, announced that Iraqi forces had gained another 6 square kilometers along the forward line of troops on the axis of attack moving from the south toward Mosul’s old city.

Members of the Iraqi Emergency Response Division and the Federal Police maintained defensive positions along their eastern boundary and the Tigress River. The Counterterrorism Service also gained new ground and the Iraqi army’s 9th Division continued to defend positions west of Mosul. Clearing operations continue in eastern Mosul, Davis reported.

US Has Destroyed Hundreds of ISIS Targets in Mosul Area

According to Davis:

The total number of munitions delivered since Oct. 17 in support of operations to liberate Mosul is 22,107.

The munitions destroyed a total of 259 vehicle-borne bombs, 638 buildings and facilities, 209 tunnels, 684 vehicles, 914 bunkers, 38 anti-aircraft artillery systems, 542 artillery and mortar systems, and 279 boats and barges.

On April 23, coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 49 engagements against ISIS targets.

Near Rawah, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area, according to a statement by Operation Inherent Resolve officials.

Near Mosul, the officials said, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positions, eight heavy machine guns, four rocket-propelled grenade systems, two ISIS-held buildings, an ISIS-held bridge and a vehicle-borne bomb; damaged 14 ISIS supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed four rocket teams, three mortar teams and an ISIS tactical unit.

Source: US Department of Defense

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