13 Feb 2019 | CentCom | US Central Command
CJTF-OIR Strike Summary Jan. 27 – Feb. 9, 2019
Release No: 19-010 Feb. 13, 2019
February 13, 2019
Release # 20190213-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Between Jan. 27 – Feb. 9, 2019, CJTF-OIR conducted 199 strikes consisting of 326 engagements against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq.
In Syria, CJTF-OIR conducted 179 strikes consisting of
- 303 engagements,
- engaged 146 ISIS tactical units, and
- destroyed 131 supply routes,
- 53 fighting positions,
- 31 staging areas,
- 14 vehicle borne improvised explosive devices,
- 13 engineering equipment,
- 11 explosive belts,
- nine tankers for petroleum oil and lubricants,
- eight tactical vehicles,
- five command and control nodes,
- four buildings,
- three aircrafts operations areas,
- three tunnels,
- two petroleum oil and lubricant storage facilities,
- two manufacturing facilities for improvised explosive devices,
- two artilleries,
- two weapons caches and
- one armored vehicle.
In Iraq, CJTF-OIR conducted 20 strikes consisting of
- 23 engagements,
- engaged four ISIS tactical units, and
- destroyed 14 supply routes,
- three buildings,
- one weapon cache,
- one tunnel and
- one fighting position.
Between Jan. 27 – Feb. 9, 2019, CJTF-OIR detected 262 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.
Original Link: CJTF-OIR Strike Summary Jan. 27 – Feb. 9, 2019