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OIR Special Report

Sept. 14, 2017

Steady Progress Marks Success in Iraqis’ Fight Against ISIS, Official Says

Progress is steady in the fight to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, as Iraqi security forces push ahead to eradicate the enemy from Iraq, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Sept. 7, 2017

Command Changes in Fight Against ISIS, Mission Does Not, Official Says

While the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve leadership changed hands, the U.S. led-coalition’s mission to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues, said the joint task force’s spokesman.

Aug. 31, 2017

Partnered Forces Confronting, Defeating ISIS Evil, OIR Commander Says

Iraqi forces liberated Tal Afar from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria while the Syrian Democratic Forces have gone from almost being pushed out of the country to pushing into Raqqa, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Aug. 23, 2017

OIR Spokesman: Tal Afar Offensive Could Mean End of ISIS in Northern Iraq

The liberation of Tal Afar and the rest of Nineveh governorate would essentially end the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's military presence in northern Iraq, an Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander said.

Aug. 22, 2017

Mattis: U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat

The United States and its coalition partners remain unwavering in their commitment to Iraq in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said while in Baghdad.

Aug. 22, 2017

Mattis, Jordanian Leaders Discuss ISIS Fight, Common Security

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Jordan's top officials in Amman to discuss the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the defeat-ISIS coalition and security in the Middle East.

Aug. 16, 2017

OIR Official Outlines Gains, Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

Coalition and partnered forces in Iraq and Syria are making progress against an increasingly desperate, fanatical enemy, a spokesman said in a briefing in which he also paid tribute to two soldiers who died during operations in Iraq.

Aug. 10, 2017

OIR Spokesman: No Safe Havens Left for ISIS in Syria or Iraq

With 50 percent of Raqqa, Syria, now under the control of Syrian Defense Forces and holding forces in place in Mosul, Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has no safe haven left in either country, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

Aug. 7, 2017

On Third Anniversary of ISIS Fight, 5 Million are Free from Terrorist Army

Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis marked the third anniversary of the U.S.-led coalition air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, during which millions of people have been freed from ISIS control.

July 27, 2017

Syrian Democratic Forces Make Gains in Raqqa Against ISIS

In its 53rd day of coalition operations to liberate Raqqa, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, the Syrian Democratic Forces have about 45 percent of the city under its control, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.