Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have accelerated offensive activity against Islamic State, officials reported today.

Operation Roundup, which began on May the 1st to accelerate the defeat of Islamic State 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.

According to a press release:

“The coalition and its partner forces operations are exerting pressure on ISIS senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling ISIS organisational 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 coalition homelands from ISIS’s terrorist threat, officials said.”

Between July 9-15, coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes, consisting of 16 engagements, in Iraq and Syria. these are listed below and provided by OIR officials.

Strikes in Syria

On July 13, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle, an ISIS fighting position and an ISIS logistics hub.

On July 12, coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS logistics hub, an ISIS fighting position, an ISIS supply route and two ISIS-held buildings.

On July 11, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes destroyed two ISIS supply routes.

On July 10, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of one engagement against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS vehicle.

On July 9, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets near Abu Kamal. The strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS logistics hub and two ISIS fighting positions.

Strikes in Iraq

On July 9, coalition military forces conducted a strike consisting of three engagements against ISIS targets near Diyala. The strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two ISIS motorcycles, an ISIS-held building, an ISIS vehicle and an ISIS supply cache.

The list above contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing or remotely piloted aircraft; rocket-propelled artillery; and ground-based tactical artillery, officials noted.

A strike, as defined by the coalition, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single or cumulative effect.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of IS-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, officials said.

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