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July 23: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-069 July 23, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

July 23, 2018

Release # 20180723-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and

its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of Daesh in designated

parts of Iraq and Syria.

 

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of Daesh in

the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi-Syrian border region, has

continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through

offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

 

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner

forces' operations are exerting pressure on Daesh senior leaders and

associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling Daesh

organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

 

Operation Roundup will continue to target Daesh remnants as the Coalition

remains committed to the lasting defeat of Daesh to increase peace and

stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from Daesh's

terrorist threat.

 

Weekly Strike Summary

 

Between July 16 and July 22, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes

consisting of 40 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on July 22, 2018.

 

On July 22 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike

consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             One strike was conducted near Kisik.

 

On July 21 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes

consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and

destroyed three Daesh vehicles and one Daesh line of communication.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 21, 2018.

 

On July 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes

consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and

destroyed one Daesh vehicle and two Daesh supply routes.

 

On July 20 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike

consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Sulayman Bek, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and

destroyed two Daesh vehicles and one Daesh cave.

 

On July 19 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 logistics hubs and two Daesh lines of communication.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 19, 2018.

 

On July 18 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes

consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and

destroyed two Daesh vehicles and three Daesh lines of communication.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 18, 2018.

 

On July 17 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike

consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near al-Soor, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and

destroyed two Daesh motorcycles.

 

On July 17 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike

consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Sulayman Bek, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and

destroyed one Daesh vehicle-borne IED and two Daesh fighting positions.

 

On July 16 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 one Daesh vehicle, two Daesh supply routes and one Daesh-held

building.

 

On July 16 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike

consisting of nine engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Makhmur, one strike destroyed 14 Daesh caves, five Daesh

tunnels and four Daesh-held buildings.

 

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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