US conducted 645 strikes against Syria – Jan. 13 – 26, 2019

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30 Jan 2019 | Centcom | Centcom

January 30: CJTF-OIR Strike Summary Jan. 13 – 26, 2019

January 30, 2019

Release # 20190130-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Strike Summary

Between Jan. 13 – 26, 2019, CJTF-OIR conducted 645 strikes consisting of 1,360 engagements in Syria, and conducted nine strikes consisting of 12 engagements in Iraq.

  • In Syria, 645 strikes engaged
  • 394 ISIS tactical units, and
  • destroyed 244 fighting positions,
  • 172 supply routes,
  • 85 staging areas,
  • 21 vehicles,
  • 17 buildings,
  • 15 vehicle borne improvised explosive devices,
  • 14 mortar launching sites,
  • 13 manufacturing facilities for improvised explosive devices,
  • 12 command and control nodes,
  • nine tunnels,
  • eight weapons catches,
  • seven pieces of engineering equipment,
  • five launching sites for unmanned aircraft systems,
  • two weapons storage facilities,
  • two mortar tubes,
  • two improvised explosive devices,
  • one unmanned aircraft system,
  • one machine gun, one logistic node and one check point.

In Iraq, nine strikes engaged

  • five ISIS tactical units, and
  • destroyed 4 caves,
  • one manufacturing facility for improvised explosive devices,
  • one building and
  • one vehicle.

 

Between Jan. 13 – 26, 2019, CJTF-OIR detected 533 strikes from other actors that crossed the Euphrates River Valley. CJTF-OIR is committed to avoiding and in every case minimizing civilian casualties; CJTF-OIR calls on all other actors in the area to observe the same precautions.

This Coalition strike release contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery and ground-based tactical artillery.

A strike, as defined in the Coalition release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect in that location. For example, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined.

CJTF-OIR does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. The information used to compile the daily strike releases is based on ‘Z’ or Greenwich Mean Time.

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to target and pursue the enduring defeat of ISIS.

CJTF-OIR 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.

CJTF-OIR remains committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS to improve conditions for peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat.

 

#DefeatISIS

Original Link: January 30: CJTF-OIR Strike Summary Jan. 13 – 26, 2019

 

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