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October 30: Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

Release No: 18-103 Oct. 30, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

October 30, 2018

Release # 20181030-01

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. 21 and Oct. 27, CJTF-OIR coalition military forces conducted 188 strikes consisting of 293 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

On Oct. 27 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Hajin, 24 strikes engaged 12 tactical units, and destroyed three headquarters buildings, five command and control centers, four supply routes, three weapons caches, two IED facilities, and one mortar. 

 

 On Oct. 27 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Kirkuk and Al Anbar, three strikes destroyed three bed down locations, two caves and destroyed one bunker.

 

 

On Oct. 26 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 43 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Hajin, 33 strikes engaged 22 tactical units, destroyed 23 fighting positions, three firing positons, three vehicle-borne IEDs, two vehicle borne IED facilities, one building, one command and control center, one weapons cache, one vehicle, and three supply routes. 

 

 There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct.26, 2018.

 

On Oct. 25 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 24 strikes engaged 32 tactical units, destroyed 23 fighting positions, one vehicle, and three firing positions.

 

On Oct. 25 in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of five engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Tel Afer, one strike destroyed two caves and damaged three tunnels.

 

On Oct. 24 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 59 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 27 strikes engaged five tactical units, destroyed 22 fighting positions, three firing positions, one weapons cache, two staging areas, three mortars, five supply routes, one IED factory, one vehicle borne IED, one bridge, one vehicle, one command and control center, and one factory.

 

  There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 24, 2018.

 

On Oct. 23 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 46 engagements against an ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 30 strikes engaged 16 tactical units, and destroyed 18 fighting positions, 10 supply routes, two bridges, three vehicles, two firing positions, one compound, one vehicle borne IED, one command and control center.

 

  There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 23, 2018.

 

On Oct. 22 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 33 strikes consisting of 55 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 33 strikes engaged 16 tactical units, and destroyed 13 fighting positions, 10 supply routes, two firing positions, two compounds, one piece of heavy equipment, one IED facility, and one staging area.

 

   There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 22, 2018.

 

On Oct 21, 2018 in Syria, coalition military forces conducted 13 military strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Abu Kamal and Hajin, 13 strikes engaged 13 tactical units, and destroyed three supply routes, two bridges, two vehicles, one command and control center, one fighting position, one firing position, one compound and two staging areas.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Oct. 21, 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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