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August 27: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-079 Aug. 27, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

August 27, 2018

Release # 20180827-01

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 August 20 and August 26, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 26 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

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

On August 26 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

· Near Mahkmur, one strike destroyed one Daesh-held building.

On August 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

· Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed one Daesh supply route, one Daesh-held building and one Daesh vehicle.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on August 25, 2018.

On August 24 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 August 24 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

· Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed two Daesh-held buildings.

· Near Mosul, one strike destroyed seven Daesh-held buildings.

On August 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

· One strike was conducted near Abu Kamal.

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on August 23, 2018.

On August 22 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

· Near Abu Kamal, three strikes destroyed three Daesh supply routes.

On August 22 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 one Daesh-held building, and three Daesh vehicles.

On August 21 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.

· Near Abu Kamal, four strikes destroyed three Daesh supply routes and one Daesh headquarters.

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

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on August 20, 2018.

On August 20 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

· Near Rawah, one strike destroyed one Daesh supply route.

· Near Jazeera Desert, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed three Daesh logistics hubs and one Daesh vehicle.

On August 18 and 19, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements in Syria that were not reported in the previous release: 

On August 19 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 August 18 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

 · Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed one Daesh supply route. 

 

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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