The coalition conducted no airstrikes near Mosul on Tuesday for the first time in several months; Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. John Dorrian said bad weather had prevented the strikes.
“Near Mosul, four strikes engaged two ISIL [Daesh] tactical units and an ISIL staging area; and destroyed three fighting positions, two vehicles, two VBIED factories, a tunnel entrance, a supply cache and a weapons cache; and damaged a supply route,” the release stated on Thursday.
The Mosul operation aimed to liberate the city from the Daesh forces started in October 2016. The operation is jointly conducted by the Iraqi military, Iraqi Kurds and the US-led coalition. The eastern part of the city has been recaptured from terrorists.
In Syria, the coalition carried out 16 airstrikes consisting of 19 engagements, including seven strikes near Daesh’s de facto capital of Raqqa. The strikes destroyed an oil inlet manifold, oil tanks and barrels, a VBIED, tunnel and weapons storage facility, and damaged a supply route.
Nine additional airstrikes near Abu Kamal, al-Bab and Deir ez-Zor destroyed Daesh-held buildings and oil infrastructure, including storage tanks and pumps.