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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.

April 6, 2017

Residents Returning to Normal Lives in Eastern Mosul, OIR Spokesman Says

Thousands of residents of eastern Mosul have returned home and “the Iraqi government is working hard every day to improve the quality of life," the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

April 5, 2017

Stopping Flow of Foreign Fighters to ISIS ‘Will Take Years,’ Official Says

Intelligence sharing and strategic patience are key to countering the flow of foreign terrorist fighters supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate for Strategic Operational Planning said.

April 5, 2017

Dunford: Iraqis, Coalition Have Adapted, Continue Attacking ISIS

Iraqi and coalition forces will learn from the civilian casualty incident of March 17 and continue to support Iraqi forces taking the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Mosul, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

March 30, 2017

ISIS Hostage-Taking Caught on Video; Mosul Deaths Go To Formal Investigation

An Inherent Resolve spokesman said a formal investigation has begun into the March 17 deaths of civilians in western Mosul, Iraq, and will allow task force members to analyze other aspects of the case that have significant bearing, such as strike procedures and the impact of ISIS tactics.