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December 5: Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

Release No: 18-118 Dec. 6, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

December 5, 2018

Release #20181205-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Operation Roundup targets ISIS remnants

 

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 Nov. 25 and Dec. 01, CJTF-OIR conducted 90 strikes consisting of 151 engagements in Syria and Iraq.

 

On Dec. 01 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 12 strikes destroyed five vehicles, nine supply routes, one reservoir, two staging areas and one oil petroleum lubricant facility. 

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Dec. 01, 2018.

 

On Nov. 30 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 29 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 12 strikes destroyed five fighting positions, four armored vehicles, nine vehicles and one storage facility. 

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 30, 2018.

 

On Nov. 29 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 28 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 18 strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units, and destroyed 15 supply routes, four vehicles, one command and control center, three fuel trucks, one piece of heavy equipment and two staging areas.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 29, 2018.

 

On Nov. 28 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 15 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 12 strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed one supply route, two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, three vehicles, two fighting positions, two command and control centers and three pieces of heavy equipment.

 

On Nov. 28 in Iraq, there were three strikes consisting of four engagements.

 

             Near the Hamrin Mountains, two strikes destroyed five buildings and four tunnels.

             Near Hawijah Pocket, one strike destroyed one cave.

 

On Nov. 27 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 24 engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, 13 strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and destroyed eight supply routes, 15 vehicles, one IED facility, one piece of communication equipment and one command and control center.

 

On Nov. 27 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets.

             Near Kirkuk, one strike engaged one ISIS tactical unit.

 

On Nov. 26 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements against ISIS targets.

             Near Hajin, five strikes destroyed two bridges, one IED facility, one tunnel, and two supply routes.

 

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

 

On Nov. 25 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 26 engagements against ISIS targets.

 

             Near Hajin, 14 strikes engaged 12 ISIS tactical units and destroyed one vehicle, two fighting positons, two supply routes, one UAS launch site, three buildings, one command and control center and one weapons cache.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on Nov. 25, 2018.

 

Between Nov. 25 and Dec. 01, CJTF-OIR detected 45 strikes from other actors that crossed the Euphrates River Valley. CJTF-OIR is committed to avoiding and in every case minimizing civilian casualties; CJTF-OIR calls on all other actors in the area to observe the same precautions. 

 

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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