On February 27 at 5 pm Damascus time, a US and Russian brokered ceasefire took effect in Syria between government forces and opposition.
However, the US-led coalition’s efforts against ISIS (aka ISIL, Daesh) and al Qaeda targets in Syria and Iraq will carry on undaunted, as is evident by recent videos released from the Combined Joint Task Force’s Operation Inherent Resolve.
“I want to make totally clear that there will be absolutely no cease-fire with respect to ISIL,” President Barack Obama said in a statement. “We remain relentless in going after them.”
Obama’s statement came after a very busy week of bombing through Operation Inherent Resolve, which released videos of airstrikes destroying ISIS infrastructure, fighting positions, and oil wellheads. These videos show just a few of the 175 strikes OIR carried out between February 20-26.
These videos were taken before the ceasefire, but they will continue uninterrupted until top leadership determines that OIR’s mission of degrading and destroying ISIS has been achieved.
Here a coalition airstrike obliterates a Daesh fighting position near Al Hasakah, Syria on February 20:
Here we see another ISIS fighting position in Al Hasakah destroyed in a precision day time airstrike on February 21:
Here we see a range of ISIS bridges and culverts razed near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria on February 21 and 22:
Here we see a coalition airstrike annihilate an ISIS-controlled oil wellhead near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria:
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