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October 23: Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

Release No: 18-101 Oct. 23, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 23, 2018

Release # 20181023-01

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. 14 and Oct. 20, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 70 strikes consisting of 109 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On Oct. 20 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Hajin, 10 strikes engaged two tactical units, and destroyed two vehicles one vehicle-borne IED, one observation point, four supply routes and one staging area. 

 

 There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 20, 2018.

 

On Oct. 19 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Hajin, 10 strikes engaged 11 tactical units, and destroyed one vehicle-borne IED, one armored vehicle, three vehicles and five supply routes. 

 

 There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.19, 2018.

 

On Oct. 18 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 10 strikes engaged 29 tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, one IED facility, one vehicle-borne IED facility, one mortar team headquarters, one building and two staging areas.

 

On Oct. 18 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Tuz Khurmatu, one strikes destroyed three tunnels and one fighting position.

 

On Oct. 17 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 14 strikes destroyed six fighting positions, six firing positions, one observation point, one facility, one armored vehicle, two staging areas, one supply route and damaged one fighting position.

 

On Oct. 17 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against an ISIS target.

 

             Near Makmur Mountains, one strike destroyed one tunnel entrance.

 

On Oct. 16 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed one fighting position and one staging area.

 

On Oct. 16 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagement against an ISIS target.

 

             Near Diyala desert, one strikes destroyed one tunnel.

 

On Oct. 15 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, nine strikes engaged 11 tactical units, and destroyed two compounds, three fighting positions, four vehicles, two observation points, two warehouses and one supply route.

 

   There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 15, 2018.

 

On Oct 14, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 12 military strikes consisting of 14 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Abu Kamal, 12 strikes engaged five tactical units, and destroyed two command and control centers, six weapons caches, one compound, three staging areas and two supply routes.

 

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