March 12, 2017
Dunford: Americans Should Be Proud of Role U.S. Troops Play in Iraq, Syria
Indigenous Iraqi and Syrian forces have made tremendous progress taking the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and Americans should be proud of the role played in the effort by a small number of U.S. troops, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
March 8, 2017
ISIS on Trajectory Toward Lasting Defeat, Defense Official Says
A defense official said despite a long road ahead for the U.S.-led coalition in its fight to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the enemy is being degraded by every measure and is on a trajectory to lasting defeat.
March 1, 2017
Iraqi Forces Retake Mosul Airport, Inherent Resolve Commander Says
Iraqi security forces have taken back Mosul International Airport in Iraq to liberate western Mosul from control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, said Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Operation Inherent Resolve commander.
Feb. 22, 2017
OIR Official: 'Conditions Have Been Set' for ISIS Defeat in Western Mosul
Iraqi forces are advancing into western Mosul and making steady gains in efforts to liberate the area from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, said Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Inherent Resolve spokesman.
Feb. 21, 2017
Iraqi Security Forces Move in to Liberate West Mosul, Official Says
Since operations began over the weekend to retake West Mosul from two years of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, Iraqi security forces have already retaken more than 48 square miles of ISIS-held territory near the city, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Feb. 20, 2017
Mattis Meets With Middle Eastern Leaders
On his first trans-Atlantic trip in his current post, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with leaders from three U.S. allies in the Middle East, according to a news release issued by the Defense Department.
Mattis Praises Resilient Iraqi Army During Baghdad Visit
During his first trip to Baghdad as defense secretary, Jim Mattis praised the Iraqi army and noted those forces are now focused on liberating west Mosul.
Feb. 19, 2017
Iraqi Security Forces Begin Operations to Liberate West Mosul
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
The government of Iraq and Iraqi security forces announced the commencement of operations to liberate western Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
Feb. 15, 2017
ISIS Losing Fighters, Leaders, Resources, Inherent Resolve Spokesman Says
British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander, said they've liberated more than 3,900 square kilometers of territory around Raqqa, liberating tens of thousands of people from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Feb. 9, 2017
Resolute Support Commander: More Troops Needed to Break Afghan ‘Stalemate’
A few thousand more troops for the train, advise and assist mission in Afghanistan would help to break what is now a stalemate with the Taliban, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other adversaries there, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr. said.