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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.

March 13, 2017

Iraqis Fight for Western Mosul in Tough Battle Against ISIS

A Pentagon spokesman said Iraqi security forces are battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in western Mosul’s government center complex to liberate the country’s second-largest city from ISIS control.

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

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.