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Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

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From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 27, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, 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.

 


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Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release / Published October 11, 2015

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Airstrikes in Syria

Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:

  • Near Hasakah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL buildings.
  • Near Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
  • Near Raqqah, one strike destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle.
  • Near Manbij, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.
  • Near Palmyra, one strike destroyed an ISIL front end loader and an ISIL excavator.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, one strike destroyed an ISIL crude oil collection point.
  • Near Washiya, one strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb.Airstrikes in Iraq

Airstrikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq:

  • Near Huwayjah, one strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.
  • Near Bayji, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb.
  • Near Fallujah, one strike destroyed an ISIL building and an ISIL anti-air artillery piece.
  • Near Habbaniyah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL building, an ISIL rocket rail, and wounded an ISIL fighter.
  • Near Kirkuk, one strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
  • Near Kisik, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
  • Near Ramadi, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL mortar system, an ISIL up-armored vehicle bomb, three vehicle bombs, three home-made explosive facilities, four ISIL buildings, and denied ISIL access to tactical terrain.
  • Near Sinjar, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL light machine gun.
  • Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
  • Near, Tal Afar, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL bunkers, three ISIL fighting positions, and wounded two ISIL fighters.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.

Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Jordan, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
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Dempsey: Iraqi Forces Not Driven From Ramadi, They Drove Out of Ramadi

 

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

BRUSSELS, May 20, 2015 – Iraqi security forces weren’t “driven from” Ramadi, they “drove out of Ramadi,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters traveling with him that he has said from the start that the mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would take years to accomplish.

“At the start I said three years,” he said. “That still might be the case, we may be able to achieve our objectives in three years. But I said then, and I reiterate now, that there may be tactical exchanges — some of which go the way of Iraqi security forces and others which go the way of ISIL. But the coalition has all the strategic advantages over time.”

Time will tell, the general said, and time is also a factor because the key to victory is not just military success on the battlefield, but the ability of the Iraqi government to draw the various groups in the country back together.
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Anti-ISIL Forces Make Progress in Iraq, Syria

By Terri Moon Cronk
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

 

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 – Iraqi security forces and coalition partners are making progress in Operation Inherent Resolve’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a U.S. Central Command official told reporters here today.

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U.S. Central Command map of anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operations. Courtesy graphic from U.S. Central Command

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Anti-ISIL forces are performing, as predicted, Centcom spokesman Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder told reporters here during what is expected to be a weekly operational update teleconference on the campaigns in Iraq and Syria against the extremist group.

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Defense Early Bird Briefs – April 14, 2015

Welcome to Defense and Military Times” all new Early Bird Brief, the mos comprehensive roundup of national and international headlines compiled by the world’s largest independent newsroom covering the global defense industry and military affairs. Please share your thoughts direectly with Early Bird Editor Oriana Pawlyk: opawlyk@militarytimes.com.

Today’s Top 5
    Iraqi leader arrives in Washington at turning point in ISIL battle
(Politico) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is visiting Washington Tuesday at a crucial moment in the war against the Islamic State. 
 
    Putin Lifts Ban on Russian Missile Sales to Iran
(New York Times) President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, potentially complicating negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program and further straining ties with Washington. 
 
    VA whistleblowers allege continued attacks, failures
(Military Times) Last July, when Dr. Christian Head testified before Congress about improper record keeping at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Health Care system, he also detailed what department whistleblowers typically face when they speak out: isolation, defamation, and aggressive attacks. 
 
    The sequestration monster myth
(Politico) Defense Secretary Ash Carter warns that sequestration will make the nation “less secure.” Sen. John McCain says it will set the military “on a far more dangerous course.” And Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says it will prompt “a dramatic change in how we protect our nation.” There’s just one problem: The sequestration monster lurking around the corner isn’t really coming. 
 
    Best for Vets: Employers 2015 rankings are out

(Military Times) With the unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans routinely running below 7 percent, companies across all industries have realized how vets can boost bottom lines – and they’re fighting to bring people like you onboard. 


 

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DoD Report:¬†Coalition Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

This report is from the  DoD News, Defense Media Activity for U.S. Department of Defense. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.

04/07/2015 06:12 PM CDT

DoD News, Defense Media Activity


SOUTHWEST ASIA, April 7, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.


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Defense Early Bird Briefs – April 3, 2015

 
Here are the descriptions and links to news from everything defense. Troops, military contracts, by branch of service, Congress, U.S. Senate and the Executive Branch, etc. 
I generally get this list every day before noon, and I will have it up on this site as soon as I can.
 
There is a lot of news coming out of our military and other defense issues, policies, etc. The editors over at the Military Times do a great job compiling the news by branch of service, by country, by industry contracts, by pending legislation in Congress or the Senate, and so one.
 
The following information was collected and compiled by the editors of the Defense and Military Times magazine. Known as the Early Bird Brief, this was edited by Oriana Pawlyk (opawlyk@militarytimes.com), and I present it here as it appears from my email.

TODAY’S TOP 5

1. Iran Agrees to Framework of Nuclear Deal
(New York Times) Iran and the world powers said here Thursday that they had reached a surprisingly specific and comprehensive general understanding about the next steps in limiting Tehran’s nuclear program, though Western officials said many details needed to be resolved before a final agreement in June.   

2. Saudi Air War Over Yemen Leaves U.S. on Sidelines
(Time) History makes it almost relaxing for the U.S. military to be sitting out the latest air war launched by Saudi Arabia against the Houthi rebels now occupying a growing chunk of Yemen.   

3. Kenya massacre points up country’s weakness against Somali militants(Los Angeles Times) It took just four gunmen to demonstrate Kenya’s impotence against the Somali militant group Shabab.   

4. Pentagon authorizes refueling help for Yemen campaign
(USA Today) The Pentagon has agreed to provide aerial refueling support for Saudi and allied pilots attacking Houthi rebels in Yemen, an expansion of the U.S. military’s role in the conflict, a Defense Department official said Thursday.   

5. More military tobacco restrictions likely
(Military Times) Raising tobacco prices and expanding tobacco-free areas on military bases are two options for discouraging use that will be presented to Defense Secretary Ash Carter by an advisory committee, according to a defense spokeswoman.  

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