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June 18: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-061 June 18, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

June 18, 2018

Release # 20180618-02

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have accelerated offensive activity against Daesh targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria throughout the months of May and June.

 

Since the May 1 start of Operation Roundup, Syrian Democratic Forces resumed major offensive operations in the Middle Euphrates River Valley. Since then, the SDF has continued to gain ground through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

 

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces continue to exert pressure on Daesh senior leaders and associates in order to degrade, disrupt and dismantle Daesh structures and remove terrorists throughout Iraq and Syria. Daesh morale is sinking on the frontlines as privileged Daesh leaders increasingly abandon their own fighters on the battlefield, taking resources with them as they flee.

 

Over the coming weeks, Operation Roundup will continue to build momentum against Daesh remnants remaining in the Iraq-Syria border region and the MERV. The Coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of Daesh here, increasing peace and stability in the region and protecting all our homelands from the Daesh threat.

 

Weekly Strike Summary

 

Between June 11 and June 17, Coalition military forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 36 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On June 17 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed two Daesh fighting positions.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on June 17, 2018.

 

On June 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed two Daesh supply routes.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on June 16, 2018.

 

On June 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

             Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed one Daesh vehicle and one Daesh anti-air artillery system.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on June 15, 2018.

 

On June 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed one Daesh-held building.

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed one Daesh logistics hub and one Daesh fighting position.

 

On June 14 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Basheer, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed seven Daesh-held buildings.

             Near Rutbah one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

 

On June 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of seven engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed two Daesh vehicles, one Daesh supply route and damaged one Daesh vehicle.

             Near Al Shadaddi, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed one Daesh tactical vehicle, one Daesh line of communication and one Daesh headquarters.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on June 13, 2018.

 

On June 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

             Near Al Shadaddi, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed two Daesh fighting positions and three Daesh lines of communication.

 

On June 12 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Basheer, one strike destroyed two Daesh tunnels and one Daesh supply cache.

 

On June 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three Daesh supply routes.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on June 11, 2018.

 

This Coalition strike release contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery and ground-based tactical artillery.

 

A strike, as defined in the Coalition release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect in that location.  For example, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone Daesh vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of Daesh-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined.

 

CJTF-OIR does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. The information used to compile the daily strike releases is based on 'Z' or Greenwich Mean Time.  

 

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