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October, 2014

Oct. 27, 2014

Marines, Brits turn over Helmand bases to Afghan forces

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014 – U.S. Marines and service members from the United Kingdom left Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan’s Helmand province today, turning their facilities over to the Afghan security forces.The lift-off followed a ceremony held at the former command post of Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan at

Oct. 19, 2014

U.S. Military Conducts Aerial Resupply of Kurdish Forces Fighting ISIL

October 19, 2014RELEASE # 20141022FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETAMPA, Fla., Oct. 19, 2014 - U.S. military forces conducted multiple airdrops tonight in the vicinity of Kobani, Syria, to resupply Kurdish forces on the ground defending the city against ISIL. The airdrops were conducted by U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft deployed to the U.S. Central Command

Oct. 17, 2014

Anti-ISIL Strategy Working, Needs Patience, Austin Says

FORT MEADE, Md., Oct. 17, 2014 – The strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, but degrading and destroying the terror group will require “strategic patience,” Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III said today. Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command, told reporters at the Pentagon that Iraq remains the focus of operations

Oct. 15, 2014

Iraq and Syria Operations Against ISIL Designated as Operation Inherent Resolve

October 15, 2014Release #20141018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETAMPA, Fla., Oct. 15, 2014 - U.S. Central Command officials announced today that Operation INHERENT RESOLVE has been officially designated as the name given to U.S. military operations against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. The operation name applies retroactively to all U.S. military actions

Oct. 9, 2014

Oct. 9: U.S. Military Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria

October 9, 2014Release #20141010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETAMPA, Fla., Oct. 9, 2014 - U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Wednesday and today using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct five airstrikes.In Syria, five strikes south of Kobani damaged an ISIL training camp, destroyed an ISIL support building

Oct. 8, 2014

Oct. 8: U.S. Military, Partner Nations Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

October 8, 2014RELEASE #20141008FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETAMPA, Fla., Oct. 8, 2014 - U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria Tuesday and today, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct nine airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces used fighter and remotely

Oct. 2, 2014

Campbell: Afghanistan Drawdown Remains on Schedule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 – Despite an uptick in casualties among Afghan security forces, the drawdown of U.S. and NATO forces remains on course, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said today.Troop levels will decrease from current levels of just under 40,000 to about 12,000 by the end of this year when the NATO mission transitions to

Oct. 2, 2014

‘Decisive’ Air Power Thwarts ISIL’s Capabilities, Official Says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 – Air power has stymied Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, with the Air Force accomplishing 74 percent of the more than 240 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since Aug. 8, a senior Air Force official told reporters at the Pentagon today.Maj. Gen. Jeff Harrigian, the Air Force’s assistant deputy chief of staff for