Nov. 16, 2016
OIR Spokesman: Top ISIL Operative Killed in Coalition Airstrike in Syria
Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, killed a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Nov. 14, 2016
Chairman Confident of Success in Campaign Against ISIL
With the fall of Mosul within sight, the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terror group will shift to other domains and areas, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Nov. 10, 2016
Pentagon Spokesman: Iraqi Troops Force Defensive Choices for ISIL
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Iraqi security forces continue to apply pressure on multiple fronts in the operation to retake the country’s second-largest city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists.
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.