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Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

Release No: 18-091 Sept. 17, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

September 17, 2018

Release # 20180917-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

 

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 for the defeat of ISIS 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 ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

 

Operation Roundup will continue to target ISIS remnants as the Coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of ISIS to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from ISIS's terrorist threat.

 

Weekly Strike Summary

 

Between September 10 and September 16, Coalition military forces conducted

66 strikes consisting of 102 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On September 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.

  Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units, and

destroyed one ISIS command and control center, one ISIS vehicle-borne IED facility, one fighting position and one ISIS trench system and suppressed one ISIS mortar.

 

On September 16 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

  Near al-Asad, one strike destroyed one ISIS bunker and one ISIS

vehicle shelter.

 

On September 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

  Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and

destroyed one ISIS explosive hazard, one ISIS fighting position, one ISIS mortar tube, one ISIS weapons cache and one ISIS heavy machine gun, and damaged five ISIS IED belts.

 

On September 15 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

  Near al-Kisik, one strike destroyed two ISIS tunnels.

 

On September 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of

23 engagements against ISIS targets.

  Near Abu Kamal, 14 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units, and

destroyed one ISIS vehicle, three ISIS supply routes, one ISIS mortar tube, two ISIS defensive fighting structures, three ISIS fighting positions and one ISIS staging area, and suppressed one mortar team.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on September 14, 2018.

 

On September 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

  Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, and

destroyed nine ISIS supply routes, four ISIS fighting positions, one ISIS compound, one ISIS sentry location, one ISIS staging area and one ISIS counter battery fire and damaged one ISIS compound and suppressed two ISIS mortar firing points.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on September 13, 2018.

 

On September 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

  Near Abu Kamal, 14 strikes engaged 11 ISIS tactical units, and

destroyed seven ISIS supply routes and one ISIS command and control center.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on September 12, 2018.

 

On September 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 11 engagements against ISIS targets.

  Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged seven ISIS tactical units, and

destroyed one ISIS heavy weapon, one ISIS technical vehicle and one ISIS engineering equipment and suppressed one ISIS mortar team.

 

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

 

On September 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of  one engagement against ISIS targets.

  Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one ISIS tactical unit and

destroyed one ISIS crew-served weapon.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on September 10, 2018.

 

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 ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-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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