US and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State, conducting 48 strikes consisting of 54 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Strikes in Syria
In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 37 strikes consisting of 38 engagements against IS targets:
— Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike engaged a tactical unit and destroyed five vehicles.
— Near Raqqa, 35 strikes engaged 15 tactical units and destroyed 26 fighting positions, four vehicles, four ISIS supply routes and a heavy machine gun and suppressed five ISIS tactical units.
— Near Shadaddi, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.
Strikes in Iraq
In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against IS targets:
— Near Huwijah, three strikes engaged two IS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions, two vehicle-borne bombs, two vehicles and two improvised explosive devices.
— Near Qaim, three strikes engaged an IS tactical unit and destroyed an IS headquarters, an IED and a vehicle.
— Near Rawah, five strikes destroyed two IS-held buildings, a vehicle-borne bomb, a vehicle-borne-bomb factory and a vehicle-borne-bomb storage facility and damaged a supply route.
Additionally, five strikes consisting of 14 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 25, for which the information was not available in time for the Sept. 26 report:
— Near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle, a fighting position, a heavy machine gun and an IED.
— Near Huwijah, Iraq, two strikes destroyed 10 vehicles, six ISIS boats, three fighting positions, a command-and-control node, a tactical vehicle and a dump truck and damaged a fighting position.
These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy IS in Iraq and Syria. The destruction of Islamic State 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.
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.