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.
Strikes in Syria and Iraq
As of 4:59 p.m. EST Apr. 26, the U.S. and coalition have conducted a total of 11,876 strikes (8,067 Iraq / 3,809 Syria).
- U.S. has conducted 9,073 strikes in Iraq and Syria (5,496 Iraq / 3,577 Syria)
- Rest of Coalition has conducted 2,803 strikes in Iraq and Syria (2,571 Iraq /232 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 March 31, 2016, the total cost of operations related to ISIL since kinetic operations started on August 8, 2014, is $7 billion and the average daily cost is $11.6 million for 602 days of operations. A further breakdown of cost associated with the operations is here.
Targets Damaged/Destroyed as of March 17, 2016