Coalition fire Artillery at ISIS during Operation Roundup

By Timothy KosterJune 14, 2018

Coalition members work together to aim, load and fire an M777 Howitzer, providing indirect fire in support of the Syrian Democratic Forces at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. During Operation Roundup, the ongoing SDF-led mission to defeat ISIS in Syria, the Coalition is providing airstrikes, indirect fire and training for their SDF partners. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Coalition members work together to aim, load and fire an M777 Howitzer, providing indirect fire in support of the Syrian Democratic Forces at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. During Operation Roundup, the ongoing SDF-led mission to defeat ISIS in Syria, the Coalition is providing airstrikes, indirect fire and training for their SDF partners. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Timothy R Koster (362nd MPAD)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Coalition advisors turn their M777 Howitzer to prepare for a new fire mission at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 9, 2018. The Coalition has provided assistance and training to the Syrian Democratic Forces as they continue to reclaim their homeland from ISIS during Operation Roundup. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Coalition advisors turn their M777 Howitzer to prepare for a new fire mission at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 9, 2018. The Coalition has provided assistance and training to the Syrian Democratic Forces as they continue to reclaim their homeland from ISIS during Operation Roundup. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Timothy R Koster (362nd MPAD)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Coalition members prepare illumination artillery rounds to be fired at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. The Coalition uses illumination rounds during Operation Roundup so the Syrian Democratic Forces can better see their objective as they advance against ISIS fighters. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Coalition members prepare illumination artillery rounds to be fired at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. The Coalition uses illumination rounds during Operation Roundup so the Syrian Democratic Forces can better see their objective as they advance against ISIS fighters. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Timothy R Koster (362nd MPAD)) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Coalition member puts on his body armor as he prepares to conduct fire missions using an M777 Howitzer at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 7, 2018. The Coalition assists the Syrian Democratic Forces by providing indirect fire on known ISIS locations as part of Operation Roundup, an SDF-led military offensive to eliminate the remaining ISIS strongholds in Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Coalition member puts on his body armor as he prepares to conduct fire missions using an M777 Howitzer at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 7, 2018. The Coalition assists the Syrian Democratic Forces by providing indirect fire on known ISIS locations as part of Operation Roundup, an SDF-led military offensive to eliminate the remaining ISIS strongholds in Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Timothy R Koster (362nd MPAD)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Coalition advisors prepare for another night of fire missions at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. The Coalition provides indirect fire missions to support the Syrian Democratic Forces during Operation Roundup, the SDF-led military offensive to eliminate the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters in the country. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Coalition advisors prepare for another night of fire missions at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. The Coalition provides indirect fire missions to support the Syrian Democratic Forces during Operation Roundup, the SDF-led military offensive to eliminate the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters in the country. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Timothy R Koster (362nd MPAD)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Coalition partners wait near their M777 Howitzer for their next fire mission to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces during Operation Roundup near an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. Operation Roundup is the SDF-led military offensive to eliminate the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters from Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Coalition partners wait near their M777 Howitzer for their next fire mission to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces during Operation Roundup near an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. Operation Roundup is the SDF-led military offensive to eliminate the remaining pockets of ISIS fighters from Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Timothy R Koster (362nd MPAD)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Coalition members fire an artillery round using an M777 Howitzer toward a known ISIS location near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. The Coalition is advising and assisting the Syrian Democratic Forces as they take the lead during Operation Roundup, the military offensive to eliminate the remaining ISIS strongholds in Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Coalition members fire an artillery round using an M777 Howitzer toward a known ISIS location near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. The Coalition is advising and assisting the Syrian Democratic Forces as they take the lead during Operation Roundup, the military offensive to eliminate the remaining ISIS strongholds in Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Timothy R Koster (362nd MPAD)) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Coalition member smears grease on the chamber of his M777 Howitzer between fire missions while supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces during Operation Roundup near Dashisha, Syria, June 9, 2018. Operation Roundup is the SDF-led military offensive to eliminate the remaining ISIS strongholds from Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster)
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Coalition member smears grease on the chamber of his M777 Howitzer between fire missions while supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces during Operation Roundup near Dashisha, Syria, June 9, 2018. Operation Roundup is the SDF-led military offensive to eliminate the remaining ISIS strongholds from Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy R. Koster) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Timothy R Koster (362nd MPAD)) VIEW ORIGINAL