March 12, 2017
Dunford: Americans Should Be Proud of Role U.S. Troops Play in Iraq, Syria
Indigenous Iraqi and Syrian forces have made tremendous progress taking the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and Americans should be proud of the role played in the effort by a small number of U.S. troops, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
March 7, 2017
Dunford Discusses Syria With Turkish, Russian Counterparts
ANTALYA, Turkey —
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is meeting in Antalya, Turkey, with his Russian and Turkish counterparts to discuss the situation in northern Syria. Joint Staff officials say they are looking to enhance communications and deconflict military operations.
March 1, 2017
Iraqi Forces Retake Mosul Airport, Inherent Resolve Commander Says
Iraqi security forces have taken back Mosul International Airport in Iraq to liberate western Mosul from control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, said Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Operation Inherent Resolve commander.
Feb. 22, 2017
OIR Official: 'Conditions Have Been Set' for ISIS Defeat in Western Mosul
Iraqi forces are advancing into western Mosul and making steady gains in efforts to liberate the area from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, said Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Inherent Resolve spokesman.
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.
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.
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. 5, 2017
DoD Spokesman: U.S. Airstrikes Weaken Al-Qaida, ISIL Terrorists
A series of precision U.S. airstrikes against al-Qaida operatives this week in northwestern Syria’s Idlib province killed more than 20 militants and destroyed eight vehicles and nine structures, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.