Operation IMPACT – Airstrike History

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Under Operation IMPACT, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) carried out airstrikes* on targets in Iraq and Syria from October 30, 2014 to February 15, 2016.  Operation IMPACT is the CAF’s role as part of the Global Coalition against Daesh.

CAF fighter aircraft (CF-188 Hornets) flew a total of 1378 sorties**. They made 251 airstrikes—246 in Iraq and 5 in Syria—and spent 606 munitions. The sorties affected:

  • 267 Daesh fighting positions;
  • 102 Daesh equipment and vehicles; and
  • 30 Daesh Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factories and Daesh storage facilities.

The CAF ceased airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on February 15, 2016. This direction came from the Canadian government. 

The following is a list of Operation IMPACT airstrikes.

*An airstrike is an attack from the air. It is intended to damage or destroy a target.

**A sortie is an operational flight by one aircraft. It starts when an aircraft takes off and ends when it lands.

2016

February 2016

February 2016

 

DateLocationEffect
February 14, 2016 near Fallujah an ISIL fighting position
February 10, 2016 near Al Habbaniyah an ISIL weapons cache
February 10, 2016 north of Ramadi an ISIL fighting position
February 6, 2016 near Ramadi

an ISIL heavy engineering equipment

February 6, 2016 north of Ramandi an ISIL fighting position
February 5, 2016 near Ramadi an ISIL staging area and weapons cache
February 4, 2016 southeast of Mosul two ISIL fighting positions
February 4, 2016 west of Fallujah an ISIL fighting position
February 3, 2016 south of Mosul an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL ammunition cache, an ISIL vehicle

 

January 2016

January 2016

 

DateLocationEffect
January 30, 2016 northeast of Ramadi an ISIL fighting position
January 28, 2016 northwest of Fallujah an ISIL fighting position
January 27, 2016 east of Palmyra, Syria an ISIL Improvised Explosive Device (IED) production factory
January 26, 2016 west of Fallujah

 an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL compound used as a staging area

January 19, 2016 northwest of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
January 15, 2016 east of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
January 14, 2016 northeast of Tikrit an ISIL fighting position
January 8, 2016 southeast of Ramadi an ISIL fighting position
January 7, 2016 Ramadi an ISIL facility used as a staging area and for vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (IED) storage
January 7, 2016 southeast of Haditha two ISIL fighting positions
January 6, 2016 southeast of Haditha three ISIL vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and one ISIL vehicle
January 3, 2016 in the vicinity of Al-Baghdadi an ISIL rocket emplacement
January 3, 2016 northwest of Al-Baghdadi two ISIL vehicle-borne IEDs
January 2, 2016 southwest of Sinjar two ISIL fighting positions
January 2, 2016 near Bartallah, (east of Mosul) an ISIL compound
January 2, 2016 near Kudilah, (southeast of Mosul) an ISIL compound
January 1, 2016 Ramadi four ISIL fighting positions

 

2015

December 2015

December 2015

 

Date                            LocationEffect
December 31, 2015 northwest of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
December 31, 2015 near Kisik an ISIL fighting position
December 30, 2015 southeast of Sinjar an ISIL fighting position
December 27, 2015 southeast of Sinjar an ISIL fighting position
December 25, 2015 west of Makhmur an ISIL fighting position
December 24, 2015 east of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
December 24, 2015 west of Tal Afar two ISIL fighting positions
December 23, 2015 in the vicinity of Ramadi an ISIL vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
December 18, 2015 northwest of Mosul three ISIL fighting positions
December 17, 2015 northwest of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
December 13, 2015 northwest of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
December 11, 2015 north of Al Kuwayr an ISIL fighting position
December 9, 2015 in the vicinity of Ramadi two ISIL fighting position
December 8, 2015 west of Makhmur two ISIL compounds used as staging areas and weapons caches during two separate airstrikes
December 5, 2015 southwest of Sinjar two ISIL fighting positions
December 4, 2015 northeast of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
December 3, 2015 northwest of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
December 1, 2015 southwest of Sinjar an ISIL fighting position

 

November 2015

November 2015

 

Date                           LocationEffect
November 25, 2015 in the vicinity of Ramadi an ISIL fighting position
November 19, 2015 in the vicinity of Mosul an ISIL weapons production facility
November 18, 2015 northwest of Mosul two separate ISIL fighting positions
November 17, 2015 in the vicinity of Ramadi three ISIL fighting positions during two separate airstrikes
November 15, 2015 southeast of Haditha an ISIL fighting position
November 13, 2015 in the vicinity of Ramadi an ISIL compound and two separate ISIL fighting positions
November 12, 2015 in the vicinity of Sinjar an ISIL ammunition cache
November 12, 2015 in the vicinity of Tal Afar an ISIL fighting position
November 7, 2015 southeast of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
November 7, 2015 south of Sinjar an ISIL fighting position
November 6, 2015 in the vicinity of Ramadi an ISIL fighting position
November 6, 2015 north of Fallujah two ISIL fighting positions
November 5, 2015 southwest of Sinjar two ISIL compounds

 

October 2015

October 2015

 

DateLocationEffect
October 30, 2015 northeast of Tal Afar an ISIL fighting position
October 23, 2015 northwest of Ramadi an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL ammunitions cache
October 21, 2015 west of Ramadi an ISIL fighting position
October 20, 2015 northeast of Tal Afar an ISIL staging area
October 17, 2015 northeast of Tal Afar an ISIL fighting position
October 11, 2015 northeast of Tal Afar an ISIL fighting position
October 10, 2015 northeast of Ramadi two vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (IED)
October 10, 2015 northeast of Tal Afar an ISIL fighting position
October 7, 2015 in Sinjar two ISIL fighting positions
October 7, 2015 south-southeast of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
October 4, 2015 west of Kirkuk an ISIL fighting position
October 4, 2015 west of Sinjar an ISIL fighting position
October 3, 2015 west of Kirkuk an ISIL fighting position
October 2, 2015 in the vicinity of Sinjar two ISIL fighting positions

 

September 2015

September 2015

 

DateLocationEffect
September 30, 2015 in Sinjar an ISIL fighting position
September 26, 2015 in Hit an Improvised Explosive Device factory
September 26, 2015 in the vicinity of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
September 23, 2015 in Mosul an ISIL Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory
September 10, 2015 northeast of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
September 9, 2015 in Sinjar two ISIL fighting positions
September 4, 2015 in the vicinity of Ramadi an ISIL fighting position
September 3, 2015 in the vicinity of Sinjar an ISIL fighting position
September 2, 2015 in the vicinity of Sinjar an ISIL fighting position
September 1, 2015 in the vicinity of Sinjar an ISIL fighting position

 

August 2015

August 2015

 

Date                     LocationEffect
August 28, 2015 vicinity of Al-Baghdadi an ISIL ammunition cache and ISIL boats used for transporting ammunition
August 25, 2015 south of Kirkuk an ISIL fighting position
August 21, 2015 east of Tal Afar an ISIL staging area
August 20, 2015 one west of Kirkuk and another west of Mosul two separate ISIL fighting positions
August 15, 2015 in Sinjar an ISIL fighting position
August 8, 2015 in Sinjar an ISIL fighting position
August 8, 2015 north of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
August 5, 2015 south of Kirkuk an ISIL staging area
August 5, 2015 west of Makhmur an ISIL fighting position
August 2, 2015 north of Tal Afar an ISIL fighting position
August 1, 2015 northwest of Mosul an ISIL fighting position

 

July 2015

July 2015

 

Date                LocationEffect
July 30, 2015 Al Qa’im, Iraq, and north of Al Bukamal, Syria ISIL compounds
July 30, 2015 northwest of Haditha ISIL compounds and an ISIL fighting position
July 29, 2015 northwest of Haditha ISIL fighting position
July 26, 2015 Sinjar and Tal Afar ISIL fighting positions
July 25, 2015 Kirkuk ISIL staging area
July 24, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
July 23, 2015 east of Mosul ISIL fighting position
July 22, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
July 21, 2015 southeast of Haditha ISIL fighting position
July 19, 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL transport vehicle
July 18, 2015 northeast of Sinjar ISIL fighting position
July 18, 2015 vicinity of Ramadi ISIL fighting position
July 17, 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL fighting position
July 16, 2015 northeast of Mosul ISIL staging area
July 16, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
July 15, 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL fighting position
July 12, 2015 vicinity of Ramadi ISIL fighting position
July 11, 2015 northeast of Fallujah and southeast of Fallujah ISIL fighting positions
July 10, 2015 northeast of Fallujah ISIL fighting position
July 5, 2015 southeast of Fallujah ISIL fighting position
July 4, 2015 southeast of Fallujah ISIL fighting position
July 3, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL staging area
July 3, 2015 vicinity of Sinjar and southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting positions
July 2, 2015 vicinity of Sinjar and northeast of Tal Afar ISIL fighting positions
July 2, 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL fighting position

 

June 2015

June 2015

 

DateLocationEffect
June 28, 2015 west of Fallujah ISIL staging area and an ISIL compound
June 23, 2015 vicinity of Sinjar ISIL staging area
June 21, 2015 west of Fallujah ISIL fighting position
June 20, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
June 19, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
June 19, 2015 vicinity of Sinjar ISIL fighting position
June 16, 2015 northeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
June 14, 2015 west of Kirkuk ISIL fighting position
June 14, 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL fighting position
June 14, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
June 12, 2015 vicinity of Mosul ISIL fighting position
June 11, 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL fighting position
June 10, 2015 the vicinity of Bayji ISIL fighting position
June 9, 2015 near Al Hasakah, Syria ISIL compound
June 7, 2015 the vicinity of Mosul ISIL staging area
June 8, 2015 north of Bayji ISIL fighting position
June 4, 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL fighting position
June 4, 2015 the vicinity of Sinjar ISIL fighting position
June 3, 2015 south of Haditha ISIL fighting position
June 2, 2015 the vicinity of Mosul two ISIL fighting positions

 

May 2015

May 2015

 

DateLocationEffect
May 31, 2015 vicinity of Bayji ISIL fighting position
May 30, 2015 vicinity of Sinjar ISIL fighting position
May 30, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
May 29, 2015 northwest of Tal Afar two ISIL fighting positions
May 29, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
May 27, 2015 south of Mosul ISIL fighting position
May 26, 2015 north of Bayji ISIL fighting position
May 26, 2015 west of Mosul two ISIL fighting positions
May 23, 2015 east of Mosul ISIL fighting position
May 22, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
May 20, 2015 north of Ar-Raqqah, Syria ISIL staging area
May 15, 2015 east of Mosul ISIL fighting position
May 13, 2015 east of Al-Baghdadi ISIL infiltration route
May 13, 2015 northeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
May 12, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL heavy engineering equipment
May 12, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
May 12, 2015 northwest of Tal Afar two ISIL fighting positions
May 9, 2015 north of Bayji ISIL fighting position
May 8, 2015 southeast of Haditha ISIL target during roadside bomb installation
May 6, 2015 north of Bayji ISIL fighting position

 

April 2015

April 2015

 

DateLocationEffect
April 29, 2015 vicinity of Sinjar ISIL fighting position
April 26, 2015 west of Fallujah ISIL fighting position
April 26, 2015 east of Fallujah ISIL fighting position
April 25, 2015 Kharbani ISIL staging areas
April 22, 2015 near Bayji ISIL vehicle
April 20, 2015 Ramadi ISIL fighting positions
April 19, 2015 vicinity of Ramadi ISIL fighting positions
April 18, 2015 north of Al Karmah ISIL fighting positions
April 18, 2015 south of Kirkuk ISIL staging area and a compound used as a staging area
April 11, 2015 vicinity of Bayji ISIL vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
April 11, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
April 9, 2015 vicinity of Sinjar three ISIL fighting positions
April 8, 2015 near Ar Raqqah, Syria ISIL garrison
April 8, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
April 4, 2015 west of Mosul ISIL Improvised Explosives Device (IED) factory

 

March 2015

March 2015

 

Date                   LocationEffect
March 31, 2015 west of Mosul an ISIL fighting position
March 30, 2015 vicinity of Ramadi two ISIL fighting positions
March 27, 2015 southwest of Fallujah ISIL fighting positions
March 25, 2015 northeast of Mosul ISIL compound
March 24, 2015 north of Fallujah ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and heavy engineering equipment
March 22, 2015 Sinjar ISIL staging area
March 19, 2015 west of Kirkuk ISIL Improvised Explosives Device factory
March 19, 2015 northeast of Mosul ISIL equipment and fighting positions
March 9, 2015 west of Kirkuk a series of ISIL staging areas and fighting positions
March 8, 2015 southeast of Haditha two ISIL ammunition caches
March 7, 2015 south of Kirkuk ISIL fighting positions
March 5, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL transport vehicle carrying an artillery piece

 

February 2015

February 2015

 

DateLocationEffect
February 24, 2015 north of Mosul three ISIL fighting positions
February 13, 2015 near Hit ISIL Improvised Explosive Device production factory
February 11, 2015 east of Mosul ISIL fighting position
February 7, 2015 northeast of Mosul two ISIL fighting positions
February 7, 2015 Bayji ISIL fighting position
February 6, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
February 5, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL heavy engineering equipment
February 5, 2015 northwest of Baghdad ISIL compound used as a staging area
February 3, 2015 southwest of Mosul ISIL IED factory and storage facility

 

January 2015

January 2015

 

DateLocationEffect
January 30, 2015 northwest of Baghdad ISIL mortar
January 29, 2015 northwest of Mosul two ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL vehicles
January 25, 2015 northeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
January 24, 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
January 23, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting positions
January 21, 2015 northeast of Mosul ISIL fighting positions on three different occasions
January 21, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
January 21, 2015 west of Mosul ISIL fighting position
January 18, 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
January 16, 2015 northeast of Mosul ISIL fighting positions
January 16, 2015 vicinity of Sinjar ISIL fighting positions
January 15, 2015 south of Mosul ISIL fighting positions, including a mortar emplacement
January 12, 2015 vicinity of Bayji ISIL fighting positions
January 11, 2015 south of Bayji ISIL fighting position
January 10, 2015 south of Haditha ISIL strongpoint, consisting of staging and storage facilities
January 9, 2015 vicinity of Ramadi ISIL transport truck carrying an Armoured Personnel Carrier
January 9, 2015 north of Bayji ISIL positions
January 8, 2015 vicinity of Haditha ISIL position
January 1, 2015 northwest of Baghdad fighting positions
January 1, 2015 vicinity of Al-Qa’im ISIL storage facilities

 

2014

December 2014

December 2014

 

Date                            LocationEffect
December 31, 2014 west of Fallujah

fighting position

December 28, 2014 vicinity of Sinjar

staging positions

December 24, 2014

vicinity of Al Qa’im

ISIL position
December 21, 2014 Fallujah ISIL Improvised Explosive Device (IED) production factory and a storage facility
December 20, 2014 northwest of Mosul vehicle-borne improvised explosive device
December 19, 2014 vicinity of Tal Afar vehicles, fortified rocket emplacement
December 17, 2014 northwest of Mosul two fighting positions
December 10, 2014 Al Qa’im fighting position (one bunker)
December 5, 2014 northeast of Mosul fighting positions (two bunkers and two heavy machine gun emplacements)
November 2014

November 2014

 

DateLocationEffect
November 30, 2014 south-southeast of Mosul ISIL positions
November 28, 2014 vicinity of Hit ISIL position
November 19, 2014 northwest of Kirkuk fighting positions
November 17, 2014 vicinity of Mosul improvised explosive device warehouse facility
November 11, 2014 Bayji artillery piece
November 2, 2014

west of Fallujah

heavy engineering equipment and vehicles

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