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OIR Special Report

Nov. 14, 2017

Defeat-ISIS Campaign Deprives Enemy of Safe Havens, OIR Official Says

The U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to support Syrian partners with surveillance and combat advice, as well as precision strikes, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

Nov. 7, 2017

General Cites Iraqi Forces' Confidence, Ability in Liberating Qaim

Air Force Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Croft, Inherent Resolve deputy commander for air, congratulated the Iraqi security forces for driving the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria out of Qaim, and largely out of Iraq.

Oct. 31, 2017

U.S.-led Coalition’s Support to Continue After Raqqa’s Liberation, Official Says

Despite its defeat in Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria still exists, and the U.S.-led coalition will not back off from supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces, an Operation Inherent Resolve task force commander said.

Oct. 30, 2017

Mattis: Military Force Authorizations Remain Sound

The 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force remain sound bases for ongoing U.S. military operations against the mutating threat of terrorism aimed at innocents around the globe, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Oct. 25, 2017

Dunford: Chiefs of Defense Counter-ISIS Meeting ‘Historic’

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said the meeting of more than 70 chiefs of defense at the Counter-Violent Extremist Organization Conference was a historic occasion.

Oct. 24, 2017

Dunford: Battle Against Violent Extremism at Inflection Point

The conflict against extremist organizations is at an inflection point, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, while hosting defense chiefs from 73 coalition nations to discuss the ongoing conflict against violent extremism worldwide at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Oct. 17, 2017

OIR Spokesman: ISIS Faces Devastating Defeat on 3rd Anniversary of Operations

On the third anniversary of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve's establishment, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the verge of a devastating defeat in Raqqa, Syria, a task force spokesman said.

Oct. 12, 2017

Mattis Highlights Working By, With, Through Allies

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis briefed reporters traveling with him to U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., while on a trip to three military headquarters -- Centcom, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Southern Command.

Sept. 21, 2017

OIR Spokesman: Liberation From ISIS Underway in Iraqi Towns

Operations have begun to liberate western Anbar and Huwayjah, the last two areas in Iraq where the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria hold territory, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Sept. 14, 2017

Airmen Arm Aircraft for Defeat-ISIS Battles

The 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron turns this F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft into a force to be reckoned with by arming it to the teeth with a variety of munitions.