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May 24, 2017

Counter-ISIS Campaign Progresses in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said counterterrorism efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are proving successful.

May 16, 2017

Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Military Committee Meeting

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Brussels to discuss Afghanistan, countering terrorism and other missions during NATO's Military Committee chiefs of defense meeting.

May 12, 2017

Syria's Tabqa City Liberated, Key Development for Raqqa

Partnered forces in Syria have liberated the Syrian city of Tabqa, a key development in the eventual defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Raqqa, Syria, the Pentagon's director of press operations said.

May 10, 2017

OIR Spokesman Reports Progress in Defeating ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Partnered forces in Syria have liberated most of the Syrian city of Tabqa, while Iraqi security forces are moving in on west Mosul on multiple axes, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

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.