FILTER:
Inherent Resolve

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. 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.

Nov. 30, 2016

Iraqi Forces Make ‘Remarkable Turnaround,’ OIR Official Says

British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said the invasion of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces into Iraq two years ago has met with a “remarkable turnaround."

Nov. 15, 2016

Gains Made for Mosul, Tough Fighting Remains, DoD Spokesman Says

The effort to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is a tough fight that is only going to get tougher, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said as Iraqi forces and Kurdish peshmerga are making gains in the approach to Mosul.

Nov. 11, 2016

Iraqi Offensive to Liberate Mosul Entering Critical Phase

The Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists is on or ahead of schedule, but the fight will take months, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said while accompanying the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during his trip to the region.

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.

Nov. 3, 2016

'Steady Progress' As Some Iraqi Forces Reach Mosul, OIR Official Says

A spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are gaining ground in the battle for Mosul, with some forces reaching the northern Iraqi city.

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. 26, 2016

OIR Commander Cites Momentum in Mosul Push; Raqqa Isolation to Begin 'Soon'

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters that Iraqi forces continue to make steady progress in the effort to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.