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July 9: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-067 July 9, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

July 9, 2018

Release # 20180709-01

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 July 2 and July 8, Coalition military forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 42 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On July 8 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.

 

On July 8 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Makhmur, one strike destroyed one Daesh-held building.

             Near Kisik, one strike destroyed one Daesh tunnel.

 

On July 7 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

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

 

On July 7 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Tal Afar, one strike destroyed one Daesh-held building.

             Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed one Daesh supply route.

 

On July 6 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two Daesh vehicles.

 

On July 6 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Al Hawijah, one strike destroyed two Daesh fighting positions.

             Near Al Qaim, one strike destroyed one Daesh supply route.

 

On July 5 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 11 engagements against Daesh targets.

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

             Near Al Shadaddi, four strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed one Daesh IED, one Daesh vehicle, one Daesh logistics hub and one Daesh headquarters.

 

On July 5 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Basheer, one strike destroyed five Daesh caves.

 

On July 4 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of eight engagements against Daesh targets.

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

             Near Al Shadaddi, two strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed three Daesh vehicles and one Daesh headquarters.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 4, 2018.

 

On July 3 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 one Daesh fighting position.

 

On July 3 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

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

 

On July 2 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

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

             Near Al Shadaddi, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

 

On July 2 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Tal Afar, one strike 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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