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OIR Special Report

July 24, 2017

Iraqi Forces Control Mosul, Fighting Continues in Raqqa

A Pentagon spokesman said Iraqi forces now control all parts of Mosul, Iraq, while tough fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues in Raqqa, Syria.

July 13, 2017

ISIS Dealt Significant Blow After Iraq Retakes Mosul, Official Says

The retaking of Mosul by Iraqi forces delivered a significant blow to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Army Col. Ryan Dillon, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters.

July 6, 2017

Collaboration Fuels Fight Against ISIS, Official Says

Close collaboration among coalition forces, the Iraqi government and international partners have helped to transform Iraqi security forces and partner forces in Syria in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve's director of partner force development told reporters.

June 29, 2017

OIR Spokesman: ISIS Cannot Stop Coalition’s Progress

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the run in Syria and Iraq and the terrorist group can’t stop the progress that coalition-partnered Iraqi and Syrian forces have made over the past two years, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

June 23, 2017

ISIS Holdouts Cut Off in Western Mosul, OIR Spokesman Says

Iraqi forces have made significant progress in the past two days in its fight to liberate western Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, said a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

June 20, 2017

DoD Official: Sole Focus in Iraq, Syria Remains on ISIS

A Pentagon spokesman briefed reporters on recent defensive shoot-downs of two unmanned aerial vehicles and a Syrian SU-22 fighter-bomber, and said coalition forces' sole focus in Iraq and Syria remains on defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

June 14, 2017

ISIS Defeat in Mosul 'Inevitable,' Ground Forces Commander Says

The commander of Operation Inherent Resolve's Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command said Iraqi security forces are making progress every day against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in west Mosul, with the defeat of the enemy inevitable.

June 1, 2017

Spokesman Reports on Progress in Effort to Defeat ISIS

Iraqi forces are closing in on the final terrorist-held areas in western Mosul, while partnered forces in Syria are just a few kilometers from the key city of Raqqa, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.