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August 06: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-072 Aug. 6, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

August 06, 2018
Release # 20180806-01
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 30 and August 5, Coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 27 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On August 5 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 two Daesh vehicles.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on August 5, 2018.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on August 4, 2018.

 

On August 4 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Dulab, one strike destroyed two Daesh tunnels.

 

On August 3 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 five Daesh vehicles.

 

On August 3 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Wadi Ashai, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

 

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

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

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on August 2, 2018.

 

On August 1 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed one Daesh staging area and one Daesh vehicle-borne IED factory.

 

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

             Near Wadi Ashai, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed two Daesh-held buildings and three Daesh supply caches.

 

On July 31 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 command and control center.

 

On July 31 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements on Daesh targets.

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

             One strike was conducted near Wadi Zagatoon.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on July 30, 2018.

 

On 30 July in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Wadi Ashai, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

 

On July 29, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes in Syria that were not reported in the previous release:

             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 supply route and 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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