US Military Details Latest Attacks On ISIS

(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Joseph Lafave Contributor
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The United States military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) has released the details of the latest strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The strikes were conducted by U.S. units assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTFOIR) and their international partners.

The strikes took place between March 9-15 and resulted in 37 engagements.


In Syria, coalition forces conducted operations near Abu Kamal, Shadaddi, and Dayr Az Zawr.

Among the targets destroyed were ISIS tactical units, ISIS occupied buildings and an observation post. An ISIS controlled drone that was discovered near Dayr Az Zawr was also destroyed.


The majority of the fighting in Iraq has been spread out between Qaim, Qayyarah, Baghdad, Rutbah, and Hawijah.

ISIS tactical units, supply routes, and fighting positions were all destroyed along with ISIS occupied buildings, vehicles, and a watercraft.

There were also three engagements near Tal Afar which resulted in the destruction of an ISIS tunnel system.

Several different weapon systems were utilized during the fighting, including fighter and bomber aircraft, helicopters, land-based artillery systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles. CJTFOIR does not release the exact types of aircraft used or the specific units that were involved.

All of the strikes in both Iraq and Syria were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, which is the U.S. military’s continued mission to completely destroy ISIS.