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September 10: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-085 Sept. 10, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 10, 2018

Release # 20180910-01

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 September 3 and September 9, Coalition military forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On September 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three Daesh tactical units, and destroyed one Daesh staging area and one Daesh command and control center.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on September 9, 2018.

 

On September 8 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed one Daesh weapons cache.

 

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

 

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

             Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged two Daesh tactical units, and destroyed one Daesh front end loader, and one Daesh mortar system.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on September 7, 2018.

 

On September 6 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 September 6, 2018.

 

On September 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 one Daesh logistics hub.

 

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

 

On September 4 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

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

 

On September 4 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Makhmur, one strike destroyed two Daesh-held buildings, and damaged two Daesh-held buildings.

             Near Kirkuk, one strike damaged three Daesh-held buildings.

 

On September 3 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, two strike destroyed two pieces of Daesh engineering equipment.

 

On September 3 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Rawah, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit.

             Near Al Baghdadi, one strike destroyed one Daesh cave.

 

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

 

On September 2 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of five engagements against Daesh targets.

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

 

 

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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