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Coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State conducting 16 strikes consisting of 29 engagements in the last week officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. The following is the list of strikes we received.

Strikes in Syria

On Nov. 18 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets:

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

— Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

On Nov. 17 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets:

— Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, a tactical vehicle and an ISIS construction vehicle.

— Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

Strikes in Iraq

On Nov. 18 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets:

— Near Beiji, two strikes destroyed two ISIS tunnels.

— Near Rawah, two strikes facilitated effective harassing fire on ISIS targets.

— Near Qayyarah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed 14 ISIS-held buildings and an ISIS vehicle.

On Nov. 17 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets:

— Near Beiji, a strike destroyed an ISIS-held building and a fighting position.

— Near Rawah, a strike destroyed an IED factory.

— Near Qayyarah, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed an ISIS weapons cache.

The list above contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing or remotely piloted aircraft; rocket-propelled artillery; and some ground-based tactical artillery when fired on planned targets, officials noted.

We understand that ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike.

2 COMMENTS

  1. There’s going to be a point when we will have to address the elephant in the room. What happens when Isis have been kicked out of Iraq and mostly squeezed out of Syria. When do we call a halt? There will be a point whereby the Iraqis (US coalition) will be facing the Syrians (Russia/Iran) with what’s left of Isis in the middle, i.e. a very dangerous Mexican stand-off.

    Isis, is like a cancer, it will go underground and move to some other struggling country. We must maintain vigilance against this cancer and the demonic ideals they preach. We must also prevent those who took to the Isis flag from coming home, they are damaged goods and can no longer be trusted in our society!

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