Operation IMPACT – Air Task Force-Iraq airstrikes

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Air Task Force-Iraq (ATF-I) is part of Joint Task Force-Iraq (JTF-I). It is currently deployed as part of Operation IMPACT, which is the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) support to the Middle East Stabilization Force (MESF) – the multinational coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The following provides information about airstrikes conducted by Canadian CF-188 Hornet fighter aircraft to date. An airstrike is an aerial attack which is intended to inflict damage on or destroy an objective.

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In accordance with Government of Canada direction, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) ceased airstrike operations in Iraq and Syria on 15 February 2016.

From their first sortie on 30 October 2014 to 15 February 2016, the CF-188 Hornets conducted 1378 sorties resulting in 251 airstrikes (246 in Iraq and 5 in Syria), expended 606 munitions and achieved the following effects:

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

The CC-150 Polaris and CP-140 Aurora aircraft will continue to conduct air-to-air refueling and aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in support of coalition air operations.

This map details CAF airstrikes between June 14 (14 / 6) and July 5 (5 / 7)

This map details CAF airstrikes between June 14 (14 / 6) and July 5 (5 / 7)

14 Feb 2016

On 14 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIL fighting position in the vicinity of Fallujah using precision guided munitions.

10 Feb 2016

On 10 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIL weapons cache in the vicinity of Al Habbaniyah using precision guided munitions.

On 10 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIL fighting position north of Ramadi using precision guided munitions.

6 Feb 2016

On 6 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck ISIL heavy engineering equipment in the vicinity of Ramadi using precision guided munitions.

On 6 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIL fighting position north of Ramadi using precision guided munitions.

5 Feb 2016

On 5 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIL staging area and weapons cache in the vicinity of Ramadi using precision guided munitions.

4 Feb 2016

On 4 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck two ISIL fighting positions southeast of Mosul using precision guided munitions.

On 4 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIL fighting position west of Fallujah using precision guided munitions.

3 Feb 2016

On 3 February 2016, while taking part in coalition operations in support of Iraqi security forces, two CF-18 Hornets successfully struck an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL ammunition cache, and an ISIL vehicle in three separate airstrikes conducted south of Mosul using precision guided munitions.

January 2016

January 2016

 

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

 

December 2015

December 2015

 

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

 

November 2015

November 2015

 

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

 

October 2015

October 2015

 

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

 

September 2015

September 2015

 

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

 

August 2015

August 2015

 

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

 

July 2015

July 2015

 

DateLocationEffect
30 July 2015 Al Qa’im, Iraq, and north of Al Bukamal, Syria ISIL compounds
30 July 2015 northwest of Haditha ISIL compounds and an ISIL fighting position
29 July 2015 northwest of Haditha ISIL fighting position
26 July 2015 Sinjar and Tal Afar ISIL fighting positions
25 July 2015 Kirkuk ISIL staging area
24 July 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
23 July 2015 east of Mosul ISIL fighting position
22 July 2015 southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting position
21 July 2015 southeast of Haditha ISIL fighting position
19 July 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL transport vehicle
18 July 2015 northeast of Sinjar ISIL fighting position
18 July 2015 vicinity of Ramadi ISIL fighting position
17 July 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL fighting position
16 July 2015 northeast of Mosul ISIL staging area
16 July 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL fighting position
15 July 2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL fighting position
12 July 2015 vicinity of Ramadi ISIL fighting position
11 July 2015 northeast of Fallujah and southeast of Fallujah ISIL fighting positions
10 July 2015 northeast of Fallujah ISIL fighting position
5 July 2015 southeast of Fallujah ISIL fighting position
4 July 2015 southeast of Fallujah ISIL fighting position
3 July 2015 northwest of Mosul ISIL staging area
3 July 2015 vicinity of Sinjar and southeast of Mosul ISIL fighting positions
2 July 2015 vicinity of Sinjar and northeast of Tal Afar ISIL fighting positions
2 July2015 northwest of Tal Afar ISIL fighting position

 

June 2015

June 2015

 

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

 

May 2015

May 2015

 

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

 

April 2015

April 2015

 

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

 

March 2015

March 2015

 

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

 

February 2015

February 2015

 

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

 

January 2015

January 2015

 

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

 

December 2014

December 2014

 

DateLocationEffect
31 Dec 2014 west of Fallujah

fighting position

28 Dec 2014 vicinity of Sinjar

staging positions

24 Dec 2014

vicinity of Al Qa’im

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

November 2014

 

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

west of Fallujah

heavy engineering equipment and vehicles

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