Geolocation and Analysis of Operation Inherent Resolve Syria and Iraq Airstrike Videos

Geolocation and analysis of videos posted on the YouTube channel CJTF Operation Inherent Resolve

Links will be added by the Bellingcat team over a period of days in date order to allow time for each set of videos to be geolocated and verified.

January 21, 2016 - Coalition airstrike destroys Daesh IED factory near Hit

Strike took place on January 13, 2016.
Located at 33.6441391, 42.8062642, in Hīt, Iraq.

January 20, 2016 - Jan. 18: Coalition airstrike on Daesh HQ and financial facility near Mosul

Located at 36.3439919, 43.1341079, in central Mosul.

November 24, 2015 - Nov 18: Strike destroys Da'ish bridge in Ramadi

Located at 33.4303311, 43.2714987, on northwest edge of Ramadi.

October 22, 2015 - Coalition airstrike hits a Daesh headquarters in Raqqah, Syria

Strike took place on October 19, 2015.

Located at 35.9527282, 39.0080202, in central Raqqa.

October 16, 2015 - Coalition airstrike denies Daesh use of oil refinery

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Coordinates airstrike at 0:15: 35.7887766, 43.2832575
Coordinates airstrike at 0:25: 35.7896164, 43.2845342

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Strikes took place on October 16, 2015.

First: Located at 35.7887766, 43.2832575, at the Qayyarah Oil Facility, to the southwest of Al Qayyarah.

Second: Located at 35.7896164, 43.2845342, at the Qayyarah Oil Facility.

October 16, 2015 - Coalition strikes Daesh homemade explosives cache in Bayji

Strike took place on October 14, 2015.

Located at 35.0529185, 43.5522026, approximately 14km north-northeast of Bayji.

October 16, 2015 - Coalition airstrikes destroy ISIL unit at oil refinery in Bayji

Strike took place on October 14, 2015.

Located at 34.9962691, 43.4979844, approximately 7km north of Bayji.

October 16, 2015 - Coalition strike on Daesh fighting position in Bayji

Strike took place on October 13, 2015.

Located at 34.9612135, 43.4501177, about 5km northwest of Bayji.

September 27, 2015 - Sept. 26 2015 Coalition Airstrike Against VBIED Facilities And Headquarters


Good find!


Kubaisah actually (same building as in Hit in the top right corner terraserver from2013 has the new building in the foreground, bottom right mosque(?))

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Have not yet found the exact house, but this is the area in Hīt: (see building in top right corner at 0:23 for verification that it is this area).

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Two strikes.

First: Located at 33.5943261, 42.5046229, approximately 30km west-southwest of Hit.

Second: Located at 33.6451472, 042.8107639, in western Hit.

September 21, 2015 - Coalition Airstrike in Mosul Iraq 20 Sep 15 Part 2

Located at 36.3506005, 43.0677259 in western Mosul, just west to a strike that took place on 23 September.

September 24, 2015 - COALITION VBIED AIRSTRIKE 23 SEPT 15

Located at 36.3443225, 43.0775213, in western Mosul.

November 9, 2015: Nov. 3: Coalition airstrike destroys Daesh weapons cache near Ramadi

Located at 33.432008, 43.296492, downtown Ramadi.

November 13, 2015 - Nov. 8: Coalition strikes ISIL oil plant in Syria

Located at 34.9113965, 40.8236825, approximately 50km north-northwest of Abu Kamal.