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Military Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq


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Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between April 27-May 3, conducting 27 strikes consisting of 35 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.  [1]

Strikes in Syria

Yesterday, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal.

On May 2, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes destroyed an ISIS storage facility.

On May 1, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets:

— Near Abu Kamal, four strikes damaged an ISIS-held building.

— Near Shadaddi, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two headquarters buildings.

On April 30, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets:

— Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area, a tunnel and a headquarters.

— Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit.

— Near Shadaddi, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle, two headquarters buildings and damaged three ISIS-held buildings.

On April 29, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets:

— A strike took place near Dayr Az Zawr.

— Near Shadaddi, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

Strikes in Iraq

There were no reported strikes in Iraq May 2-3.

On May 1, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets:

— Near Huwijah, two strikes destroyed 31 ISIS tunnel systems and six caves.

— Near Rutbah, a strike destroyed an ISIS bunker.

On April 30, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets:

— Near Mosul, a strike destroyed an ISIS tunnel system.

–Near Rutbah, a strike destroyed an ISIS fighting position.

There were no reported strikes in Iraq on April 29.

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. [2]

The list above contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing or remotely piloted aircraft; rocket-propelled artillery; and ground-based tactical artillery, officials noted.

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.

References

  1. ^ Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (www.inherentresolve.mil)
  2. ^ Operation Inherent Resolve (www.defense.gov)
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3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM: Chemical training

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s chemical reconnaissance platoon, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently trained to respond to a Level-A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear incident as part of the unit’s ongoing platoon Military Operations in Urban Terrain training.

On Jan. 31, Soldiers from C Company conducted room-clearing operations after one of their squads was “killed” by a chemical agent. Putting on their gas masks, the unit then called in for support from the chemical reconnaissance platoon. Donning gas masks to prevent further casualties, they continued to clear buildings and provide security.

Sergeant Robin Hood, a signal noncommissioned officer with C Co., 21st BEB, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, said CBRN training is a great opportunity to train his squad on tactics they might face in real world situations.

“We have a high operational tempo in our company, so we’re always on mission doing comms for our brigade and battalion,” Hood said.   “We don’t get a chance to do these Soldier skills normally, so it’s a good refresher and good training for these guys, since we have a lot of new guys in the unit.”

Once on site, 1st Lt Connor Pearce, the platoon leader, and Sgt. Nico Valencia, the initial entry team leader, geared up in Level-A hazardous material suits, complete with oxygen tanks. Heading into the building, they measured for radiation levels, composition of the air and conducted tests on the lab where the chemical agent was set up to determine how to dispose of it.

“It’s exhilarating,” Pearce said. “There’s always an adventure factor. Getting into the suit, going into a situation where you have no idea what’s going on at all. There’s hazards associated with it, so it’s fun to get into the suit and figure out the unknown.”

Captain Spencer Hunt, a chemical officer with the 101st Airborne Division CBRN cell, said the training allows the members of the chemical reconnaissance platoon to get an idea of what they might see in a real CBRN situation, from dealing with a production site to storage and transport areas.

“It helps them see what it would look like in real life,” Hunt said. “It would look pretty much like that, a production center set in a room somewhere, or a storage facility, or collection site.”

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3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM: Chemical training

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s chemical reconnaissance platoon, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently trained to respond to a Level-A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear incident as part of the unit’s ongoing platoon Military Operations in Urban Terrain training.

On Jan. 31, Soldiers from C Company conducted room-clearing operations after one of their squads was “killed” by a chemical agent. Putting on their gas masks, the unit then called in for support from the chemical reconnaissance platoon. Donning gas masks to prevent further casualties, they continued to clear buildings and provide security.

Sergeant Robin Hood, a signal noncommissioned officer with C Co., 21st BEB, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, said CBRN training is a great opportunity to train his squad on tactics they might face in real world situations.

“We have a high operational tempo in our company, so we’re always on mission doing comms for our brigade and battalion,” Hood said.   “We don’t get a chance to do these Soldier skills normally, so it’s a good refresher and good training for these guys, since we have a lot of new guys in the unit.”

Once on site, 1st Lt Connor Pearce, the platoon leader, and Sgt. Nico Valencia, the initial entry team leader, geared up in Level-A hazardous material suits, complete with oxygen tanks. Heading into the building, they measured for radiation levels, composition of the air and conducted tests on the lab where the chemical agent was set up to determine how to dispose of it.

“It’s exhilarating,” Pearce said. “There’s always an adventure factor. Getting into the suit, going into a situation where you have no idea what’s going on at all. There’s hazards associated with it, so it’s fun to get into the suit and figure out the unknown.”

Captain Spencer Hunt, a chemical officer with the 101st Airborne Division CBRN cell, said the training allows the members of the chemical reconnaissance platoon to get an idea of what they might see in a real CBRN situation, from dealing with a production site to storage and transport areas.

“It helps them see what it would look like in real life,” Hunt said. “It would look pretty much like that, a production center set in a room somewhere, or a storage facility, or collection site.”

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3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM: Chemical training

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s chemical reconnaissance platoon, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently trained to respond to a Level-A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear incident as part of the unit’s ongoing platoon Military Operations in Urban Terrain training.

On Jan. 31, Soldiers from C Company conducted room-clearing operations after one of their squads was “killed” by a chemical agent. Putting on their gas masks, the unit then called in for support from the chemical reconnaissance platoon. Donning gas masks to prevent further casualties, they continued to clear buildings and provide security.

Sergeant Robin Hood, a signal noncommissioned officer with C Co., 21st BEB, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, said CBRN training is a great opportunity to train his squad on tactics they might face in real world situations.

“We have a high operational tempo in our company, so we’re always on mission doing comms for our brigade and battalion,” Hood said.   “We don’t get a chance to do these Soldier skills normally, so it’s a good refresher and good training for these guys, since we have a lot of new guys in the unit.”

Once on site, 1st Lt Connor Pearce, the platoon leader, and Sgt. Nico Valencia, the initial entry team leader, geared up in Level-A hazardous material suits, complete with oxygen tanks. Heading into the building, they measured for radiation levels, composition of the air and conducted tests on the lab where the chemical agent was set up to determine how to dispose of it.

“It’s exhilarating,” Pearce said. “There’s always an adventure factor. Getting into the suit, going into a situation where you have no idea what’s going on at all. There’s hazards associated with it, so it’s fun to get into the suit and figure out the unknown.”

Captain Spencer Hunt, a chemical officer with the 101st Airborne Division CBRN cell, said the training allows the members of the chemical reconnaissance platoon to get an idea of what they might see in a real CBRN situation, from dealing with a production site to storage and transport areas.

“It helps them see what it would look like in real life,” Hunt said. “It would look pretty much like that, a production center set in a room somewhere, or a storage facility, or collection site.”

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3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM: Chemical training

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s chemical reconnaissance platoon, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently trained to respond to a Level-A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear incident as part of the unit’s ongoing platoon Military Operations in Urban Terrain training.

On Jan. 31, Soldiers from C Company conducted room-clearing operations after one of their squads was “killed” by a chemical agent. Putting on their gas masks, the unit then called in for support from the chemical reconnaissance platoon. Donning gas masks to prevent further casualties, they continued to clear buildings and provide security.

Sergeant Robin Hood, a signal noncommissioned officer with C Co., 21st BEB, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, said CBRN training is a great opportunity to train his squad on tactics they might face in real world situations.

“We have a high operational tempo in our company, so we’re always on mission doing comms for our brigade and battalion,” Hood said.   “We don’t get a chance to do these Soldier skills normally, so it’s a good refresher and good training for these guys, since we have a lot of new guys in the unit.”

Once on site, 1st Lt Connor Pearce, the platoon leader, and Sgt. Nico Valencia, the initial entry team leader, geared up in Level-A hazardous material suits, complete with oxygen tanks. Heading into the building, they measured for radiation levels, composition of the air and conducted tests on the lab where the chemical agent was set up to determine how to dispose of it.

“It’s exhilarating,” Pearce said. “There’s always an adventure factor. Getting into the suit, going into a situation where you have no idea what’s going on at all. There’s hazards associated with it, so it’s fun to get into the suit and figure out the unknown.”

Captain Spencer Hunt, a chemical officer with the 101st Airborne Division CBRN cell, said the training allows the members of the chemical reconnaissance platoon to get an idea of what they might see in a real CBRN situation, from dealing with a production site to storage and transport areas.

“It helps them see what it would look like in real life,” Hunt said. “It would look pretty much like that, a production center set in a room somewhere, or a storage facility, or collection site.”

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3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM: Chemical training

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s chemical reconnaissance platoon, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently trained to respond to a Level-A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear incident as part of the unit’s ongoing platoon Military Operations in Urban Terrain training.

On Jan. 31, Soldiers from C Company conducted room-clearing operations after one of their squads was “killed” by a chemical agent. Putting on their gas masks, the unit then called in for support from the chemical reconnaissance platoon. Donning gas masks to prevent further casualties, they continued to clear buildings and provide security.

Sergeant Robin Hood, a signal noncommissioned officer with C Co., 21st BEB, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, said CBRN training is a great opportunity to train his squad on tactics they might face in real world situations.

“We have a high operational tempo in our company, so we’re always on mission doing comms for our brigade and battalion,” Hood said.   “We don’t get a chance to do these Soldier skills normally, so it’s a good refresher and good training for these guys, since we have a lot of new guys in the unit.”

Once on site, 1st Lt Connor Pearce, the platoon leader, and Sgt. Nico Valencia, the initial entry team leader, geared up in Level-A hazardous material suits, complete with oxygen tanks. Heading into the building, they measured for radiation levels, composition of the air and conducted tests on the lab where the chemical agent was set up to determine how to dispose of it.

“It’s exhilarating,” Pearce said. “There’s always an adventure factor. Getting into the suit, going into a situation where you have no idea what’s going on at all. There’s hazards associated with it, so it’s fun to get into the suit and figure out the unknown.”

Captain Spencer Hunt, a chemical officer with the 101st Airborne Division CBRN cell, said the training allows the members of the chemical reconnaissance platoon to get an idea of what they might see in a real CBRN situation, from dealing with a production site to storage and transport areas.

“It helps them see what it would look like in real life,” Hunt said. “It would look pretty much like that, a production center set in a room somewhere, or a storage facility, or collection site.”

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3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM: Chemical training

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s chemical reconnaissance platoon, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently trained to respond to a Level-A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear incident as part of the unit’s ongoing platoon Military Operations in Urban Terrain training.

On Jan. 31, Soldiers from C Company conducted room-clearing operations after one of their squads was “killed” by a chemical agent. Putting on their gas masks, the unit then called in for support from the chemical reconnaissance platoon. Donning gas masks to prevent further casualties, they continued to clear buildings and provide security.

Sergeant Robin Hood, a signal noncommissioned officer with C Co., 21st BEB, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, said CBRN training is a great opportunity to train his squad on tactics they might face in real world situations.

“We have a high operational tempo in our company, so we’re always on mission doing comms for our brigade and battalion,” Hood said.   “We don’t get a chance to do these Soldier skills normally, so it’s a good refresher and good training for these guys, since we have a lot of new guys in the unit.”

Once on site, 1st Lt Connor Pearce, the platoon leader, and Sgt. Nico Valencia, the initial entry team leader, geared up in Level-A hazardous material suits, complete with oxygen tanks. Heading into the building, they measured for radiation levels, composition of the air and conducted tests on the lab where the chemical agent was set up to determine how to dispose of it.

“It’s exhilarating,” Pearce said. “There’s always an adventure factor. Getting into the suit, going into a situation where you have no idea what’s going on at all. There’s hazards associated with it, so it’s fun to get into the suit and figure out the unknown.”

Captain Spencer Hunt, a chemical officer with the 101st Airborne Division CBRN cell, said the training allows the members of the chemical reconnaissance platoon to get an idea of what they might see in a real CBRN situation, from dealing with a production site to storage and transport areas.

“It helps them see what it would look like in real life,” Hunt said. “It would look pretty much like that, a production center set in a room somewhere, or a storage facility, or collection site.”

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3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM: Chemical training

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s chemical reconnaissance platoon, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently trained to respond to a Level-A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear incident as part of the unit’s ongoing platoon Military Operations in Urban Terrain training.

On Jan. 31, Soldiers from C Company conducted room-clearing operations after one of their squads was “killed” by a chemical agent. Putting on their gas masks, the unit then called in for support from the chemical reconnaissance platoon. Donning gas masks to prevent further casualties, they continued to clear buildings and provide security.

Sergeant Robin Hood, a signal noncommissioned officer with C Co., 21st BEB, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, said CBRN training is a great opportunity to train his squad on tactics they might face in real world situations.

“We have a high operational tempo in our company, so we’re always on mission doing comms for our brigade and battalion,” Hood said.   “We don’t get a chance to do these Soldier skills normally, so it’s a good refresher and good training for these guys, since we have a lot of new guys in the unit.”

Once on site, 1st Lt Connor Pearce, the platoon leader, and Sgt. Nico Valencia, the initial entry team leader, geared up in Level-A hazardous material suits, complete with oxygen tanks. Heading into the building, they measured for radiation levels, composition of the air and conducted tests on the lab where the chemical agent was set up to determine how to dispose of it.

“It’s exhilarating,” Pearce said. “There’s always an adventure factor. Getting into the suit, going into a situation where you have no idea what’s going on at all. There’s hazards associated with it, so it’s fun to get into the suit and figure out the unknown.”

Captain Spencer Hunt, a chemical officer with the 101st Airborne Division CBRN cell, said the training allows the members of the chemical reconnaissance platoon to get an idea of what they might see in a real CBRN situation, from dealing with a production site to storage and transport areas.

“It helps them see what it would look like in real life,” Hunt said. “It would look pretty much like that, a production center set in a room somewhere, or a storage facility, or collection site.”

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3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM: Chemical training

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s chemical reconnaissance platoon, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently trained to respond to a Level-A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear incident as part of the unit’s ongoing platoon Military Operations in Urban Terrain training.

On Jan. 31, Soldiers from C Company conducted room-clearing operations after one of their squads was “killed” by a chemical agent. Putting on their gas masks, the unit then called in for support from the chemical reconnaissance platoon. Donning gas masks to prevent further casualties, they continued to clear buildings and provide security.

Sergeant Robin Hood, a signal noncommissioned officer with C Co., 21st BEB, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, said CBRN training is a great opportunity to train his squad on tactics they might face in real world situations.

“We have a high operational tempo in our company, so we’re always on mission doing comms for our brigade and battalion,” Hood said.   “We don’t get a chance to do these Soldier skills normally, so it’s a good refresher and good training for these guys, since we have a lot of new guys in the unit.”

Once on site, 1st Lt Connor Pearce, the platoon leader, and Sgt. Nico Valencia, the initial entry team leader, geared up in Level-A hazardous material suits, complete with oxygen tanks. Heading into the building, they measured for radiation levels, composition of the air and conducted tests on the lab where the chemical agent was set up to determine how to dispose of it.

“It’s exhilarating,” Pearce said. “There’s always an adventure factor. Getting into the suit, going into a situation where you have no idea what’s going on at all. There’s hazards associated with it, so it’s fun to get into the suit and figure out the unknown.”

Captain Spencer Hunt, a chemical officer with the 101st Airborne Division CBRN cell, said the training allows the members of the chemical reconnaissance platoon to get an idea of what they might see in a real CBRN situation, from dealing with a production site to storage and transport areas.

“It helps them see what it would look like in real life,” Hunt said. “It would look pretty much like that, a production center set in a room somewhere, or a storage facility, or collection site.”

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3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM: Chemical training

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s chemical reconnaissance platoon, 21st Brigade Engineer Battalion, recently trained to respond to a Level-A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear incident as part of the unit’s ongoing platoon Military Operations in Urban Terrain training.

On Jan. 31, Soldiers from C Company conducted room-clearing operations after one of their squads was “killed” by a chemical agent. Putting on their gas masks, the unit then called in for support from the chemical reconnaissance platoon. Donning gas masks to prevent further casualties, they continued to clear buildings and provide security.

Sergeant Robin Hood, a signal noncommissioned officer with C Co., 21st BEB, 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, said CBRN training is a great opportunity to train his squad on tactics they might face in real world situations.

“We have a high operational tempo in our company, so we’re always on mission doing comms for our brigade and battalion,” Hood said.   “We don’t get a chance to do these Soldier skills normally, so it’s a good refresher and good training for these guys, since we have a lot of new guys in the unit.”

Once on site, 1st Lt Connor Pearce, the platoon leader, and Sgt. Nico Valencia, the initial entry team leader, geared up in Level-A hazardous material suits, complete with oxygen tanks. Heading into the building, they measured for radiation levels, composition of the air and conducted tests on the lab where the chemical agent was set up to determine how to dispose of it.

“It’s exhilarating,” Pearce said. “There’s always an adventure factor. Getting into the suit, going into a situation where you have no idea what’s going on at all. There’s hazards associated with it, so it’s fun to get into the suit and figure out the unknown.”

Captain Spencer Hunt, a chemical officer with the 101st Airborne Division CBRN cell, said the training allows the members of the chemical reconnaissance platoon to get an idea of what they might see in a real CBRN situation, from dealing with a production site to storage and transport areas.

“It helps them see what it would look like in real life,” Hunt said. “It would look pretty much like that, a production center set in a room somewhere, or a storage facility, or collection site.”