Coalition Forces Strike Five-Story Facility in Mosul


With the approval of the government of Iraq, Coalition forces struck an ISIS command and control headquarters and propaganda facility in western Mosul, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

In a release, officials said the five-story Bab Sinjar administration facility was located in the Jumhuri medical community complex.

The ISIS terrorists continue to ignore the Law of Armed Conflict and use protected sites such as hospitals, schools and mosques to try and shield themselves from Coalition airstrikes, the release said. In this instance, coalition forces were able to determine through intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance efforts that ISIS did not use the building for any medical purposes and that civilians were no longer accessing the site, the release said.

The intelligence showed that the building's sole function was as a military command and control facility for ISIS to oversee its operations against the people of Iraq.

Coalition forces comply with the Law of Armed Conflict, work diligently to be precise in airstrikes and take all feasible precautions during the planning and execution of air strikes to reduce the risk of harm to civilians, the release said.

The strikes conducted against legitimate ISIS military targets are just one of the ways the Coalition continues to work by, with, and through its Iraqi partners to defeat ISIS in Iraq, the release said.