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CJTF-OIR Monthly Casualty Report January 2, 2017 — SOUTHWEST ASIA- During the month of November 2016, CJTF-OIR received 16 new reports and assessed seven previously received reports of possible civilian casualties resulting from Coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria in the fight to defeat ISIL. Thirteen of these reports were assessed to be non-credible, five were assessed to be credible, and five reports are still being assessed. Coalition strikes are defined as strikes conducted by ground artillery or air strikes conducted as part of the Coalition Air Tasking Order. MORE

ISIL using protected sites to fire on ISF January 1, 2017 — At the request of the Iraqi Security Forces, the Coalition struck an ISIL mortar tube, which was firing on Iraqi Security Forces in East Mosul, Jan. 1. A precision guided artillery round hit the mortar tube in between two empty school buildings. No civilians were in the area and minimal damage was reported to the buildings. MORE

Coalition strike results in possible civilian casualties December 30, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA- During operations to liberate Mosul on Dec. 29, a Coalition air strike struck a van carrying ISIL fighters observed firing a SPG9/RPG recoilless rifle before loading the weapon in the van and driving off. The van was struck in what was later determined to be a hospital compound parking lot resulting in possible civilian casualties. MORE

Airstrikes destroy ISIL’s captured tanks December 16, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Thursday, Dec. 15, Coalition aircraft from CJTF-OIR destroyed 14 ISIL tanks and other equipment captured near Palmyra, Syria. MORE

SDF initiate next phase of Raqqah isolation December 12, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Syrian Democratic Forces announced the start of the next phase of their operation to isolate ISIL’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqah, Dec. 10. MORE

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve Casualty November 25, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA- During the month of October, CJTF-OIR received 18 reports of possible civilian casualties resulting from Coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria in the fight to defeat ISIL. Twelve of these reports were determined to be non-credible, three were determined to be credible, and three reports are still being assessed. Coalition strikes are defined as strikes conducted by ground artillery or air strikes authorized as part of the Coalition Air Tasking Order. MORE

Media Advisory: Instructions for CJTF-OIR media coverage November 19, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA- The purpose of this advisory is to provide a brief update on media operations in northern Iraq and what media representatives can expect from the Iraqi security forces and Coalition public affairs elements. The Iraqi War Media Cell, based in Baghdad, has developed four Iraqi Media Operations Centers throughout northern Iraq. The IMOCs serve as a primary information source and the focal point for the interface between the ISF, Coalition and the media. These IMOCs also provide a coordination mechanism to media seeking access to Iraqi and Coalition forces in northern Iraq. MORE

First Infantry Division, ‘Big Red One’, assumes command in Iraq November 17, 2016 — BAGHDAD – The 1st Infantry Division assumed command of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during a Transfer of Authority ceremony today at Forward Operating Base, Union III, Iraq. MORE

Lt. Gen. Townsend statement on SDF advance to isolate Raqqah November 7, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Syrian Democratic Forces announced that they began their advance to isolate Raqqah, Syria, Nov. 6, 2016. MORE

Strong partnership highlights cooperation for Mosul offensive November 2, 2016 — MAKHMOUR, Iraq – Key military leaders from the Iraqi Army, Counter Terrorism Service, Peshmerga forces and the Coalition addressed the media Nov. 1, 2016, during a joint press conference at the Ninawa Operations Complex in Makhmour, Iraq. MORE

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