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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.

Jan. 17, 2017

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.

Dec. 11, 2016

Carter, Iraqi Prime Minister Discuss Next Moves in Mosul Fight

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister‎ Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad, where the two leaders discussed the campaign to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists and other issues.

Dec. 11, 2016

Carter Arrives in Iraq to Thank U.S. Troops, Discuss Counter-ISIL Fight

Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Iraq for a visit to recognize and thank U.S., coalition, and Iraqi troops engaged in the counter-ISIL campaign, survey key locations directly supporting the battle for Mosul, and to discuss the next steps in the fight, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.

Dec. 1, 2016

Pentagon Details Progress for Mosul; Third Axis at City's 'Doorstep'

Iraqi forces are making significant progress in isolating Mosul as part of efforts to liberate the northern Iraqi city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a Defense Department spokesman said.