Pressure mounting on Daesh in NE Syria as Operation Roundup continues
By CJTF-OIR PAO
July 20, 2018 —
SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Coalition congratulates its Syrian Democratic Forces partners on the successful clearance of al-Dashishah, Syria and the ongoing success of their operations to clear Daesh remnants from northeast Syria.
The SDF ground offensive, supported by coordinated Coalition ground and air strikes and Iraqi cross-border air and artillery strikes, continues south with the objective of liberating the remaining major population centers in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.
Daesh remnants have been further isolated by a strong Iraqi Security Force border presence, preventing the terrorists’ escape from Syria into Iraq.
“Syrian Democratic Forces have cleared al-Dashishah, and are now progressing in the northern Dayr az Zawr countryside. We’ve also made progress in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, advancing on the Hajin frontline, clearing houses, eliminating Daesh terrorists and dismantling their IEDs,” said SDF Spokesman Kino Gabriel.
The men and women of the multi-ethnic SDF continue to demonstrate immense courage, commitment and sacrifice, as they have throughout the long defeat-Daesh campaign in NE Syria.
Maj. Gen. James Jarrard, commander of the Coalition’s Special Operations Joint Task Force, said “Our SDF partners are relentless in their pursuit of Daesh and are deftly executing that mission. The liberation of al-Dashishah brings us one step closer to ridding northeast Syria of the evils of Daesh and now thousands of people can return to a safe and secure environment with a brighter future for their children.”
Operation Roundup is the Coalition operation to accelerate the defeat of Daesh in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Syria-Iraq border regions.
CJTF-OIR remains committed to the defeat of Daesh, the destruction of their fake caliphate and helping set the conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability.