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July 30: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-071 July 30, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

July 30, 2018

Release # 20180730-01

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 23 and July 29, Coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 11 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq or Syria on July 29, 2018.

 

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

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike damaged one Daesh line of communication.

 

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

 

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

             Near Abu Kamal, six strikes destroyed one Daesh fighting position and damaged three Daesh lines of communication.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 27, 2018.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on July 26, 2018.

 

On July 26 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement on Daesh targets.

             Near al-Rutbah, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh pickup truck.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq or Syria on July 25, 2018.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on July 24, 2018.

 

On 24 July in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Makhmur, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq or Syria on July 23, 2018.

 

 

On July 22, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes in Syria that were not reported in the previous release:

             Coalition Military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets. Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed four Daesh supply routes.

 

 

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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