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August 20: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-078 Aug. 20, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

August 20, 2018

Release # 20180820-02

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

  

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of Daesh in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

 

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of Daesh 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 Daesh senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling Daesh organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

 

Operation Roundup will continue to target Daesh remnants as the Coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of Daesh to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from Daesh's terrorist threat.

 

Weekly Strike Summary

 

Between August 13 and August 19, Coalition military forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 25 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq and Syria on August 19, 2018.

 

On August 18 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two Daesh supply routes.

 

On August 18 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of seven engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Rutbah, one strike destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

             Near Samarra, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed two Daesh-held buildings and one Daesh supply cache.

 

On August 17 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh logistics hub.

 

On August 17 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of six engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Hamrin Mountains, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed one Daesh-held building and one Daesh vehicle.

 

On August 16 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on August 16, 2018.

 

On August 15 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two Daesh supply routes.

 

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

 

On August 14 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, and destroyed two Daesh command and control centers, one Daesh command and control support facility and one Daesh supply route.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on August 14, 2018.

 

On August 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one Daesh vehicle and two Daesh lines of communication.

 

On August 13 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             One strike was conducted near Atshana Mountains.

 

On August 12, Coalition military forces conducted three strikes consisting of four engagements in Iraq and Syria that were not reported in the previous release:

 

In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike destroyed two Daesh lines of communication.

 

In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Hamrin Mountains, one strike destroyed one Daesh supply route.

             Near Tuz, one strike destroyed five Daesh-held buildings.

 

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 Daesh vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of Daesh-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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