The U.S.-led coalition announced on September 4 that it had carried out dozens of airstrikes on ISIS remnants in Iraq and Syria in the period from August 1 to August 31.
In an official statement, the coalition said its units had carried out 24 strikes against the terrorist group in Iraq, destroying 12 tunnels, 10 fighting positions, 3 bed-down locations, 2 buildings, a vehicle, a boat, and a trench.
U.S.-led coalition units also carried out 2 strikes targeting 6 ISIS tactical units in an unspecified part of Syria.
“CJTF-OIR [Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve] remains committed to the enduring defeat of Daesh [ISIS] to improve conditions for peace and stability in the region and to protect all our homelands from the Daesh terrorist threat,” the coalition’s statement reads.
The U.S.-led coalition is operating in Iraq in cooperation with the country’s Federal Government. However, on the other side the coalition is supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which occupies the northeastern part of Syria.
This high number of airstrikes during August confirms that ISIS remains a threat to Iraq and Syria, even if on a much lower scale than it was a few years ago.