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.
Feb. 8, 2017
ISIL in West Mosul Faces Choice: Surrender or Die, OIR Spokesman Says
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists are completely surrounded in West Mosul, and those who do not surrender to the Iraqi security forces will be killed, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told reporters.
Feb. 1, 2017
Iraqi Forces Liberate 60 Percent of Mosul From ISIL Fighters
The U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has liberated about 60 percent of ISIL-held territory in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, an Inherent Resolve spokesman told reporters.
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.