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Operation Inherent Resolve: the fight against ISIS (Pentagon)

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The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

As of 4:59 p.m. EST May 10, the U.S. and coalition have conducted a total of 12,199 strikes (8,322 Iraq / 3,877 Syria).

  • U.S. has conducted 9,309 strikes in Iraq and Syria (5,665 Iraq / 3,644 Syria)
  • Rest of Coalition has conducted 2,890 strikes in Iraq and Syria (2,657 Iraq / 233 Syria)

The countries that have participated in the strikes include:

  • In Iraq: (1) Australia, (2) Belgium, (3) Canada, (4) Denmark, (5) France, (6) Jordan, (7) The Netherlands, and (8) UK
  • In Syria: (1) Australia, (2) Bahrain, (3) Canada, (4) France, (5) Jordan, (6) The Netherlands, (7) Saudi Arabia, (8) Turkey (9) UAE and (10) UK

As of Apr. 16, U.S. and partner nation aircraft have flown an estimated 91,821 sorties in support of operations in Iraq and Syria.

Cost of Operations

As of April 15, 2016, the total cost of operations related to ISIL since kinetic operations started on August 8, 2014, is $7.2 billion and the average daily cost is $11.7 million for 617 days of operations. A further breakdown of cost associated with the operations is here.



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