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October 1: Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

Release No: 18-095 Oct. 1, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 1, 2018

Release # 20181001-01

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 Sept. 24 and Sept. 30, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 64 strikes consisting of 105 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On Sept.  30 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged 14 tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one truck, one up-armored vehicle, four fighting positions and two supply routes.

 

             There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Sept.  30, 2018.

 

On Sept. 29 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 17 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one weapons cache, one fighting position, one ISIS compound, three supply routes and suppressed four staging areas.

On Sept. 29 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Mosul, one strike destroyed two ISIS tunnels.

 

On Sept. 28 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, six strikes engaged one tactical unit, and destroyed one fighting position, one mortar three supply routes, one river crossing denial and suppressed one staging area.

 

On Sept. 28 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagement against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Anbar Desert and Wadi-Ashai, two strikes engaged three tactical units, and destroyed three weapons caches, one boat and one tunnel.

 

On Sept. 27 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged three tactical units, and destroyed one vehicle, three IED belts and suppressed one river crossing.

 

On Sept. 27 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagement against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Makmur Mountains, one strike destroyed seven bed-down locations.

 

On Sept. 26 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, seven strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one fighting position, one vehicle-borne IED, one vehicle, one weapons cache and two supply routes.

 

On Sept. 26 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Makmur, Ninewah desert and Hamrin Mountains, three strikes destroyed five weapons caches, two bed-down locations and one cave.

On Sept. 25 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged 10 tactical units, and destroyed two weapons caches, one compound, one vehicle-borne IED and suppressed one mortar.

 

On Sept. 25 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of eight engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Rawah, two strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed one building and 20 bed-down locations.

 

On Sept. 24 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged 19 tactical units, and destroyed one weapons cache, one fighting structure, four fighting positions, two IED belts and destroyed one tunnel.

 

On Sept. 24 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Lake Hamrin, one strike engaged five tactical units.

 

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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