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September 3: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-083 Sept. 4, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 3, 2018

Release # 20180903-01

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 for 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 27 and September 2, Coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 35 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on September 2, 2018.

 

On September 2 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Bayji, one strike destroyed four Daesh caves.

             Near Qayyarah, one strike destroyed one Daesh-held building.

 

On September 1 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 11 engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, eight strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed six Daesh supply routes, one Daesh command and control center, and one Daesh logistics hub.

 

On September 1 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             One strike was conducted near Makhmur.

 

On August 31 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes engaged three Daesh tactical units, and destroyed two Daesh vehicles, seven Daesh supply routes, one Daesh mortar system, and one Daesh heavy machine gun.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on August 31, 2018.

 

On August 30 in Syria, 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 31 Daesh vehicles.

 

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

             Near Rutbah, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

 

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

 

On August 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units, and destroyed one Daesh supply route.

 

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

 

On August 27 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

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

 

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

 

The following strikes in Iraq and Syria were not reported in the previous release:

 

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

             Near Makhmur, two strikes destroyed five Daesh caves and one Daesh-held building.

 

On August 25 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.

 

On August 22 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Tuz, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed three Daesh vehicles.

 

 

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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