Nov. 7, 2016
Isolation, Liberation of Raqqa Key in Defeating ISIL, Pentagon Spokesman Says
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the isolation and liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are key in efforts to ultimately defeat the terrorists.
Oct. 27, 2016
Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Approaching Outskirts of Mosul
Pentagon Press Operations director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Iraqi and Kurdish forces are about 5 miles from Mosul’s outskirts and are clearing towns and villages to the north, east and south of Iraq’s second-largest city.
Oct. 17, 2016
Dunford Hosts Chiefs of Defense to Discuss Counter-Extremism Strategy
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. —
The defense chiefs from 43 nations and the commanders of the U.S. combatant commands joined Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., for a discussion on the global strategy to defeat violent extremism.
Iraqi Forces Begin Battle for Mosul
Iraqi Forces have begun their counter-attack to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a statement released by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials.
Oct. 12, 2016
Liberating Mosul Will Be Iraq’s Biggest Fight, OIR Spokesman Says
The size of Iraq’s second-largest city will make the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s two-year grip the largest mission Iraqi security forces have undertaken against the enemy, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.
Oct. 4, 2016
U.S. Strike in Syria Targets Key al-Qaida Leader
U.S. forces conducted an airstrike near Idlib, Syria, targeting Abu al-Farai al-Masri, one of al-Qaida in Syria's most senior leaders and a legacy al-Qaida terrorist who previously had ties to Osama bin Laden.
Sept. 13, 2016
Airpower Continues to Remove Tools of Terror From Battlefield, OIR Official Says
With significant progress in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the enemy will try to challenge the U.S.-led coalition in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve’s combined force air component said.
Sept. 12, 2016
Pentagon Confirms U.S. Strike in Syria Killed ISIL Leader
Defense Department officials have confirmed that a U.S. precision airstrike Aug. 30 targeting senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was successful.
Sept. 8, 2016
Shaping Operations Continue in Iraq, Syria as ISIL Leaders Targeted
Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, briefed reporters on operations to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including work being done to remove ISIL leaders.
Aug. 15, 2016
Carter Hails Liberation of Key Syrian City From ISIL Control
Defense Secretary Ash Carter issued a statement congratulating those responsible for liberating the Syrian city of Manbij, after a months-long battle to expel Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists.