The alternative was to uncover and destroy the deep-buried IEDs (DBIEDs) or houseborne IEDs (HBIEDs
) with successive shots manually emplaced by an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team: "Our pre-assault intel proved quite accurate--that we faced up to 175 DBIEDs and also booby- trapped houses, or HBIEDs
, in Baqubah.
Near Ramadi, four strikes destroyed two tactical vehicles, a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), a VBIED factory, a VBIED staging location, a building, two house borne improvised explosive devices (HBIED
), a staging area, a fighting position, and denied ISIL access to terrain.
Nearby Ramadi, three strikes hit two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two tactical vehicles, six ISIL fighting positions, four vehicles, two vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) factories, two heavy machine gun positions, a sniper nest, two house borne improvised explosive devices (HBIED
) and wounded two warriors.