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November 28: Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

Release No: 18-115 Nov. 28, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

November 28, 2018

Release #20181128-01

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

 

Nov. 18-24, 2018, CJTF-OIR conducted 185 strikes consisting of 248 engagements in Syria and Iraq.

 

On Nov. 24 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 65 strikes consisting of 86 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 65 strikes engaged 24 tactical units and destroyed 28 firing positions, eight vehicles, six fighting positons, four supply routes, four IED factories, two buildings, five command and control facilities, two staging areas, one vehicle borne IED, one piece of engineer equipment,  one checkpoint, one weapons cache and one AAA system. 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 24.

 

On Nov. 23 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 50 strikes consisting of 69 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 50 strikes engaged seven tactical units and destroyed 27 firing positions, five fighting positions, five supply routes, two vehicle borne IEDs, one armored vehicle, four tunnels, three technical vehicles, four tunnels, one checkpoint, one bunker, and one mortar firing positon. 

 

 There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 23.

 

On Nov. 22 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 13 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 11 strikes destroyed one supply route, three fighting positions, four firing positions and four technical vehicles.

 

 There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 22.

 

On Nov. 21 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 16 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 11 strikes engaged two tactical units and destroyed eight supply routes, four tunnels, and one bunker.

 

On Nov. 21 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements.

 

             Near Wadi Tubal, five strikes destroyed one underground facility, one tunnel, two supply routes, and one weapons cache.

 

On Nov. 20 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, six strikes destroyed six supply routes.

 

On Nov. 20 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike and one engagement against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Lake Hamrin, one strike engaged three ISIS tactical units.

 

On Nov. 19 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, six strikes destroyed five supply routes.

 

On Nov. 19 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements.

 

             Near Al Anbar, one strike destroyed one building.

             Near Lake Thar Thar, one strike destroyed one cave and one weapons cache.

             Near Baji, one strike engaged one tactical unit and destroyed one tunnel.

             Near Wadi Ashai, one strike destroyed two water crafts and one weapons cache was destroyed.

 

On Nov. 18 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 24 military strikes consisting of 35 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Hajin, 24 strikes engaged four tactical units and destroyed seven buildings, seven supply routes, four staging areas, two weapons caches, two boats, one checkpoint, one command and control center, and one piece of engineering equipment.

 

On Nov. 18 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of three engagements.

 

             Near Mosul, two strikes destroyed two buildings and one cave.

 

We received delayed reports for strikes conducted by Coalition military forces on Nov. 16 and 11, and Oct. 28, as follows,

 

On Nov. 16 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements.

 

             Near Lake Hamrin, one strike destroyed one cave.

 

On Nov. 11 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement.

 

             Near Q-West, one strike engaged one tactical unit and destroyed one building.

 

On Oct. 28 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of five engagements in Iraq that were not reported in the previous release:

 

             Near Al Anbar, one strike consisting of two engagements destroyed one bunker

             Near Makhmur Mountains, one strike consisting of three engagements destroyed two buildings

 

Nov. 18-24 there were 106 additional strikes within the MERV that did not originate from Coalition or partner forces.  CJTF-OIR calls for all uncoordinated fires to cease. 

 

This Coalition strike release contains 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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