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OIR Special Report

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.

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.