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.
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. 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.