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 7, 2017

U.S. Strike Designed to Deter Assad Regime’s Use of Chemical Weapons

The Syrian airbase targeted in the U.S. missile strike is believed to be where Syrian President Bashar Assad regime aircraft took off for a deadly chemical attack against civilians, senior military officials told reporters at the Pentagon.

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.

March 29, 2017

CENTCOM Commander Briefs Congress on Regional Threats

Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, looked beyond the current conflicts in the greater Middle East and told the House Armed Services Committee that Iran is the greatest danger to peace in the region.

March 22, 2017

Local Forces Launch Daring Assault Behind Enemy Lines in Syria

Local forces in Syria launched a multi-pronged offensive that included a daring air assault behind enemy lines to liberate Tabqa Dam, located 25 miles upstream from the city of Raqqa, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

March 15, 2017

OIR Spokesman: Iraqi Forces Remain Resolute in Counter-ISIS Fight

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Inherent Resolve spokesman, said the Iraqis are holding firm in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, despite the enemy firing indiscriminately into civilian areas and using civilians as human shields.