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OIR Special Report

Jan. 16, 2018

Millions Liberated From ‘Evil of ISIS,’ OIR Official Says

An Operation Inherent Resolve official said coalition and Iraqi forces have liberated millions of people from the “evil of ISIS,” with the efforts putting Iraq on a path toward greater security.

Jan. 16, 2018

NATO, Partner Defense Chiefs Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, Command Structures

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is participating in the NATO Military Committee meeting in Brussels to help examine situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the alliance border with Russia.

Jan. 8, 2018

Pentagon Spokesman Details Progress in Defeating ISIS

Coalition and partnered forces are building on progress in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the director of press operations at the Pentagon told reporters.

Dec. 28, 2017

Inherent Resolve official describes Defeat-ISIS campaign progress

The coalition’s efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have been successful, but there is still much to do, an Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander said.

Nov. 29, 2017

Combatant Command Enlisted Leaders Discuss Operations, NCO Empowerment

Combatant command senior enlisted leaders discussed operations against terrorists in their areas, the state of forces and what noncommissioned officers bring to the table internationally during a Pentagon briefing.

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.