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October 17: Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

Release No: 18-098 Oct. 17, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 17, 2018

Release # 20181017-01

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. 7 and Oct. 13, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 137 strikes consisting of 225 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On Oct. 13 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 34 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 23 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 11 supply routes, 6 mortars, four staging areas, one weapons cache, one piece of heavy equipment, one IED factory, and one fighting position.

 

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

 

On Oct. 12 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 56 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 36 strikes engaged 15 tactical units, and destroyed 20 fighting positions, five mortars, four staging areas, one tunnel, and one assembly area site. 

 

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

 

On Oct. 11 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 45 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 20 strikes engaged six tactical units, and destroyed 21 fighting positions, four mortars, three staging areas, and two supply routes.

 

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

 

On Oct. 10 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 50 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 33 strikes engaged 18 tactical units, and destroyed 15 fighting positions, 11 mortars, two command and control centers, one tech vehicle, and two vehicle-borne IEDs.

 

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

 

On Oct. 9 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, nine strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed one fighting position, one observation point, three supply routes and suppressed one mortar.

 

On Oct. 9 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against an ISIS target.

 

             Near Taji, one strike engaged two tactical units.

 

On Oct. 8 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of 10 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, five strikes engaged seven tactical units, and destroyed one weapons cache, one staging area and one supply route.

 

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

 

On Oct 7, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 military strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 10 strikes engaged eight tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one vehicle-borne IED, one mortar, two staging areas and three supply routes.

 

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