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NEWS | Jan. 18, 2019

ISIS Attacks From Protected Structure

By CJTF-OIR Public Affairs

SOUTHWEST ASIAA Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve precision strike destroyed an ISIS command and control facility in a mosque in Safafiyah, Syria, on Jan. 17, 2019. ISIS continues to violate Law of Armed Conflict and misuse protected structures like hospitals and mosques, which cause a facility to lose its protected status.

This strike killed ISIS terrorists who presented an imminent threat to our Syrian partner forces, and eliminated another deadly ISIS operational capability from the battlefield. We will continue to support our partners as they liberate town after town from ISIS.