U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, conducting 23 strikes consisting of 41 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

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 15 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

  • Near Abu Kamal, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
  • Near Raqqa, 14 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed seven fighting positions, a vehicle, two logistics nodes, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and a vehicle-borne-IED factory.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Beiji, a strike destroyed a vehicle and a mortar system.
  • Near Huwayjah, two strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle and a command-and-control node.
  • Near Rawah, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two vehicles, two tactical vehicles, two weapons caches, a command-and-control node, a mortar system, a heavy machine gun, a vehicle-borne IED, an ISIS bridge an ISIS staging area and an IED.

Additional Sept. 19 Strikes

Additionally, officials provided details today on 16 strikes consisting of 20 engagements conducted Sept. 19 in Syria and Iraq for which the information was not available in time for yesterday’s report:

  • Near Raqqa, 15 strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units, destroyed 17 vehicles and 13 fighting positions, and suppressed a fighting position.
  • Near Huwayjah, a strike destroyed five vehicle-borne IEDs and two vehicles and damaged two ISIS supply routes.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The destruction of ISIS 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.

Ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike, they added. A strike, as defined by the coalition, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single or cumulative effect.

For example, task force officials explained, 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, officials said.

The task force 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.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

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Turkish agency reveals a US plan to “liquidate” Barzani

Turkish agency reveals a US plan to "liquidate" Barzani
09/21/2017

A Turkish agency revealed a US plan to "liquidate" the outgoing Kurdistan region president Massoud Barzani after the positions of the US administration of the referendum, while noting that Washington did not abandon the idea of ​​establishing a Kurdish state in northern Iraq.

"The decision of the referendum meant for Barzani the restoration of the lost prestige, but the process is fraught with danger," the Turkish news agency Turkbis said in an article published by Taha Dagli. "Barzani has embarked on his path with the support of the United States, Britain and Israel. Referendum date we saw that the United States gave up Barzani, leaving him alone in the middle of the road.

The writer wondered in his article, "Is Washington’s opposition to the referendum to this extent stems from its concern for the unity of Iraqi soil? If so, why did Barzani push this route in May? ", Noting that" it is clear that the United States has a different recipe for northern Iraq. "

Dagli continued, saying that "Washington is considering the liquidation of Barzani, the latter positions can be considered campaigns aimed at completing the liquidation process," noting that "America pushed Barzani to ignite the referendum, and the goal of abandoning it now is completely removed."

The Turkish writer that "Washington has not abandoned the idea of ​​establishing a state in northern Iraq, and will implement, but will hand over this country to the PKK and not Barzani," noting that "it will not be surprising to cancel or postpone the referendum, but this does not mean that the American project on Kurdistan is over.

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