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October 8: Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

Release No: 18-096 Oct. 9, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 8, 2018

Release # 20181008-01

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 Oct. 1 and Oct. 6, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 70 strikes consisting of 102 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On Oct. 6 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 19 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged five tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one weapons cache, four mortar positions, one recoilless rifle and three supply routes.

 

On Oct. 6 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Makmur mountains, one strike engaged five tactical units.

 

On Oct. 5 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed three fighting positions, one command and control center, three mortar positions and one vehicle-borne IED facility.

 

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

 

On Oct. 4 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed one command and control center, one vehicle-borne IED, one piece of heavy equipment, two mortars, one vehicle, two supply routes and suppressed two staging areas.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 4, 2018.

 

On Oct. 3 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 11 strikes engaged 11 tactical units, and destroyed two fighting positions, two mortars, one compound, four supply routes and suppressed one staging area.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 3, 2018.

 

On Oct. 2 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 20 strikes engaged 13 tactical units, and destroyed nine fighting positions, two command and control centers, two observation points, one weapons cache, one mortar, one unmanned aerial system, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

 

On Oct. 2 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of seven engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Wadi Ashai and Jazeerah desert, three strikes destroyed two tanks, seven buildings and one missile.

 

On Oct. 1 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one tactical unit, and destroyed one vehicle, one mortar tube and two supply routes.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 1, 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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