Oct. 23, 2016
Carter Meets With Iraqi Prime Minister, Addresses Troops in Baghdad
Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad and spoke with troops there about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul.
Oct. 18, 2016
Iraqi Troops Advance Toward Mosul as ISIL Tries to Hide Movements
Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga security forces are working together as they advance along several axes to liberate Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, director of Pentagon press operations said.
Oct. 17, 2016
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.
Sept. 29, 2016
Coalition Shapes Mosul Fight by Removing ISIL Leaders From Battlefield
Air Force Col. John Dorrian told reporters that the coalition supporting the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is helping to shape the Iraqi forces’ upcoming battle for Mosul, Iraq, by targeting ISIL leaders.
Sept. 28, 2016
Carter: 600 Troops to Deploy to Enable Iraqis to Retake Mosul From ISIL
While traveling in New Mexico, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about 600 U.S. troops will be deployed to Iraq to further enable local forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
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.
July 31, 2016
Iraqi Leaders Showing Confidence, Optimism in ISIL Fight, Dunford Says
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT —
The biggest change in Iraq is the sense of confidence and optimism that leaders have “that absolutely didn’t exist last fall,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said after a full day of meeting with Iraqi, U.S. and other coalition leaders.