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June 25: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-064 June 26, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

June 25, 2018

Release # 20180625-01

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 18 and June 24, Coalition military forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 39 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On June 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed one Daesh supply route.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on June 24, 2018.

 

On June 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of eight engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed one Daesh supply route and one Daesh vehicle.

             Near Al Shadaddi, four strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed two Daesh vehicles and two Daesh mortar systems.

 

On June 23 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

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

 

On June 22 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

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

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on June 22, 2018.

 

On June 21 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets.

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

             Near Palmyra, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh fighting position.

 

On June 21 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed one Daesh tunnel.

 

On June 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.

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

 

On June 20 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed three Daesh caves.

 

On June 19 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, eight strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed three Daesh supply routes, one Daesh supply cache, two Daesh logistics hubs and one Daesh vehicle.

 

On June 19 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Rutbah, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

             Near Kisik, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

 

On June 18 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed one Daesh tactical vehicle and one Daesh logistics hub.

 

On June 18 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Rutbah, two strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

 

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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