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August 13: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-075 Aug. 13, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

August 13, 2018

Release # 20180813-02

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 August 6 and August 12, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 17 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on August 12, 2018.

 

On August 12 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Sharqat, one strike destroyed one Daesh supply route.

             Near Hamrin Mountains, one strike destroyed three Daesh caves.

 

On August 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed nine Daesh vehicles.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on August 11, 2018.

 

On August 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed 42 Daesh vehicles and one Daesh weapons cache.

 

On August 10 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Bashir, two strikes destroyed two Daesh weapons caches and three Daesh caves.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq or Syria on August 9, 2018.

 

On August 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.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on August 8, 2018.

 

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

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

 

On August 7 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Rawah, one strike destroyed one Daesh tunnel.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on August 6, 2018.

 

On August 6 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near  , one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed two Daesh-held buildings, one Daesh vehicle and one Daesh motorcycle.

 

On August 5, Coalition military forces conducted one strike in Syria that were not reported in the previous release:

             Coalition Military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets near Abu Kamal.

 

 

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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