U.S.-led airstrikes

The U. S. is leading two different coalitions carrying out air strikes in Iraq and Syria, while France has been striking in Syria independently, albeit in coordination with Washington.

Daily cost

Average cost of munitions per day.

Total cost

Cumulative cost of the munitions.

The U.S. Central Command did not issue daily releases between Nov. 4 and Dec. 17. Data includes additional strikes by the UK, France and Australia in Iraq, which are separate from data collated by the U.S. Central Command.

Areas of Control

Since 2013, Islamic State has seized control of large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Data as of Sept. 15, 2015

  • Primary airbase
  • Emergency airbase
  • Recent airstrikes

Urban areas

Data as of:
Sept. 14, 2015 (Syria)
Sept. 11, 2015 (Iraq)

Sources: U.S. Central Command; U.S. Department of Defense; UK Ministry of Defence; France Ministry of Defence; Australia Department of Defence; Reuters; Institute for the Study of War

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