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July 2: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-066 July 2, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

July 2, 2018

Release # 20180702-01

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.

 

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 25 and July 1, Coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 39 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on July 1, 2018.

 

On July 1 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Al Asad, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed three Daesh caves.

 

On June 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed one Daesh vehicle-borne IED.

 

On June 30 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

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

             Near Al Qaim, two strikes destroyed two Daesh supply routes.

 

On June 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

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

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike destroyed four Daesh IEDs.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on June 29, 2018.

 

On June 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two Daesh IED belts.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on June 28, 2018.

 

On June 27 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets.

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

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed two Daesh vehicles, one Daesh logistics hub and one Daesh-held building.

 

On June 27 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

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

             Near Jalawla’, one strike destroyed one Daesh-held building and three Daesh caves.

 

On June 26 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed two Daesh supply routes, one Daesh-held building and two Daesh vehicles.

             Near Al Shadaddi, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed three Daesh vehicles and one Daesh logistics hub.

 

On June 26 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of eight engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Al Asad, one strike destroyed 15 Daesh caves.

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

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq or Syria on June 25, 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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