Coalition strikes Da'esh 185 times

Coalition warplanes struck Da’esh (also known as Islamic State) positions in Iraq and Syria 185 times last week, the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTFOIR) revealed.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (K24) – Coalition warplanes struck Da’esh (also known as Islamic State) positions in Iraq and Syria 185 times last week, the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTFOIR) revealed.

According to the latest press release by CJTFOIR, coalition forces struck one Da’esh target in Syria and nine targets in Iraq in aerial blows.

In Syria, Coalition aircrafts conducted one airstrike near Hasaka, and in Iraq aircrafts targeted IS positions in Hawija, Habbaniya, Kisik, Mosul, and Ramadi.

One strike near Hawija, 60 kilometers (40 miles) west of Kirkuk, hit a Da’esh tactical unit and destroyed a tunnel. In Habbaniyah, 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Baghdad, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) was destroyed. In Kisik, 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of Mosul, a heavy machine gun, and one fighting position was hit.

Based on a summary report by CJTFOIR, Coalition planes targeted Da’esh’s source of revenue, striking five oil and gas plants near Dayr Az-Zawr, 140 kilometers (87 miles) southeast of Raqqah, Syria.

 

Reporting by Ehsan Mamakani

Editing by Benjamin Kweskin and Karzan Sulaivany