Airstrikes Show Pattern of Low Level Conflict

By Simon Kent.

Coalition aircraft conducted 4 air strikes against the self declared Islamic State over the past 24 hrs, with "tactical units" being targeted near Ramadi and Hit in Anbar, a front of the Iraqi government and local anti-IS tribes.

Another strike hit a tactical unit near Sinjar, which is close to Kurdish Peshmerga units. "Tactical units" are most likely pick up trucks that IS favor for moving across dirt tracks between towns in the vast, flat expanses of desert in Western Iraq.

The small number of strikes in these areas, announced free of IS earlier this year, shows the group are still trying to retain a presence, while Coalition allies clearly work to ensure they do not get such a foothold by calling in air strikes.

(Source: US Department of Defense.)



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