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Feb. 20, 2017

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

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.

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.