03 Aug '18, 5am

US has launched over 500 strikes against the Islamic State since May | FDD's Long War Journal

US has launched over 500 strikes against the Islamic State since May | FDD's Long War Journal

On May 1, the United States launched Operation Roundup to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and the Iraq-Syria border region. Over the past three months, the US-led Coalition has launched 529 strikes in Iraq and Syria, the majority of which hit the critical border crossing of Abu Kamal, Syria. The Coalition conducted 225 strikes in May and a similar number in June, over three times as many as the 74 strikes launched in March, shortly before Operation Roundup began. Strikes declined by over half in July, when 81 were conducted. The majority of Coalition strikes over the past three months have been concentrated in Abu Kamal, a critical border crossing on the southern border between Iraq and Syria. Since the start of Operation Roundup, the United States has conducted 365 strikes in Abu Kamal, representing nearly 70 percent of the ...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/08/roundup.php

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