Jan. 25, 2017

Iraqi Forces Free Eastern Mosul From ISIL, OIR Commander Says

Iraqi security forces liberated eastern Mosul from more than two years of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s control, the commanding general of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Jan. 17, 2017

Iraqi Forces Liberate Mosul University from a Deeply Entrenched ISIL

Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Air Force Col. John Dorrian said Iraqi security forces this week have continued steady progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including the liberation of Mosul University, a sprawling complex on the northeast side of Iraq’s second-largest city where the enemy was deeply entrenched.

Jan. 17, 2017

France Deploys Troops Globally in Counter-Extremism Fight

France is committed to stopping the spread of violent extremism and has deployed significant military resources worldwide in the fight, a French military official told reporters in Paris.

Jan. 13, 2017

DoD Officials Hail Iraqi Forces’ Progress in Eastern Mosul

Iraqi forces reached the Nineveh governorate and counsel buildings in eastern Mosul and raised the Iraqi flag there, according to Elissa Slotkin, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.

Jan. 4, 2017

U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Eliminate Key ISIL Leaders in Syria, Iraq

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, said U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have recently killed several prominent leaders of that organization.

Dec. 25, 2016

USO Troupe Visits Base Near Frontline of ISIL Fight

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led a USO troupe of notable performers to an airfield in Iraq, that ISIL held not long ago, for a Christmas concert before the troops.

Dec. 19, 2016

Liberation of Libyan City Highlights Latest Counter-ISIL Efforts

A campaign by the Government of National Accord in Libya has liberated the city of Sirte, where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had sought to establish a stronghold in North Africa, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

Dec. 14, 2016

OIR Commander Describes Counter-ISIL Campaign’s Successes

In a news briefing from Baghdad, the Operation Inherent Resolve commander described the U.S.-led coalition's successes in Iraq and Syria since 2014 in the campaign to bring lasting defeat to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Dec. 11, 2016

Secretary Meets With Kurdistan Regional Government President in Iraq

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani in Irbil, Iraq, where the two leaders discussed the latest developments in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and the key role Peshmerga forces have played in the counter-ISIL campaign.

Dec. 11, 2016

Carter, Iraqi Prime Minister Discuss Next Moves in Mosul Fight

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister‎ Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, where the two leaders discussed the campaign to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists and other issues.