BOOM! The Coalition destroys an ISIS tunnel near Makhmour

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The US-led Coalition released the following: Between September 1 and September 30, 2019, CJTF-OIR conducted 28 strikes consisting of 33 engagements against Daesh targets in Iraq. CJTF-OIR engaged 33 Daesh tactical units, destroyed two tunnels, three weapons caches, 10 fighting positions, one bed-down location, two buildings, and two safe-houses.

In addition video was released of several strikes over the last month, it can be see here.

The strikes highlight different attempts to root out ISIS.

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Locations of recent airstrikes the Coalition released footage of

And there were other highlights.

“We have been consistent and extremely clear that, even after the territorial defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, we understand our work is far from complete,” said Col. Myles B. Caggins III, Coalition military spokesman. “The Coalition will continue with its partners to strike at the terrorists, reflecting the world-wide unity to see the enduring defeat of ISIS.”

Makhmour

The Coalition notes: Nov. 10: A force from the 2nd Special Operations Command of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service, with support from Coalition aircraft, conducted a large-scale operation to hunt down ISIS remnants in the Makhmour Mountains. 

Five Italians wounded

Five Italian Special Forces soldiers supporting Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve were wounded by an improvised-explosive device in Iraq Nov. 10.


Are you interested in how the war on ISIS changed the Middle East. Read Seth J. Frantzman’s After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East, available now.

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