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June 23, 2017

ISIS Holdouts Cut Off in Western Mosul, OIR Spokesman Says

Iraqi forces have made significant progress in the past two days in its fight to liberate western Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, said a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

June 20, 2017

DoD Official: Sole Focus in Iraq, Syria Remains on ISIS

A Pentagon spokesman briefed reporters on recent defensive shoot-downs of two unmanned aerial vehicles and a Syrian SU-22 fighter-bomber, and said coalition forces' sole focus in Iraq and Syria remains on defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

June 14, 2017

ISIS Defeat in Mosul 'Inevitable,' Ground Forces Commander Says

The commander of Operation Inherent Resolve's Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command said Iraqi security forces are making progress every day against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in west Mosul, with the defeat of the enemy inevitable.

June 1, 2017

Spokesman Reports on Progress in Effort to Defeat ISIS

Iraqi forces are closing in on the final terrorist-held areas in western Mosul, while partnered forces in Syria are just a few kilometers from the key city of Raqqa, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

May 16, 2017

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Military Committee Meeting

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Brussels to discuss Afghanistan, countering terrorism and other missions during NATO's Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.

May 10, 2017

OIR Spokesman Reports Progress in Defeating ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Partnered forces in Syria have liberated most of the Syrian city of Tabqa, while Iraqi security forces are moving in on west Mosul on multiple axes, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

April 24, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman Updates Iraq, Syria, Yemen Operations

A Pentagon spokesman said coalition and U.S. strikes continue to aid progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq and Syria, and against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen.

April 19, 2017

Iraqi Forces Close to Liberating Western Mosul, OIR Official Says

Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander, said Iraqi forces are close to taking western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

April 19, 2017

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom’s Leadership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom’s leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen.

April 12, 2017

Spokesman: Counter-ISIS Forces Make Gains in Raqqa, Mosul

U.S., coalition and partner forces are edging toward victory in the campaign to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in and around Raqqa, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told reporters.