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May, 2015

May 21, 2015

Chairman: Iraqi forces 'drove out of Ramadi,' not 'driven from' city

From the start of the campaign against ISIL, the United States has been clear that support is conditional on Iraq's government accomplishing the goals.

May 21, 2015

CENTCOM spokesman 'confident’ Iraqi forces will recover Ramadi

The loss of Ramadi is a setback, but U.S. Central Command officials are confident Iraqi security forces will take back the city.

May 20, 2015

For first time, bomber aircraft integrated into Exercise Eager Lion

Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing in Barksdale Air Force Base, La., returned from a 14,000 mile nonstop mission to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.

May 20, 2015

Participants say coalition teamwork makes for successful exercise, key to future operations

As Eager Lion came to a close Tuesday, several senior participants said the exercise was a success.

May 19, 2015

Exercise Eager Lion 2015: a demonstration of Navy-Marine Corps integration

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps used this year’s Eager Lion exercise to experiment with a new evolution of sea-to-land command.

May 19, 2015

Pentagon: Iraqi, coalition forces will retake Ramadi

Iraqi security forces and coalition partners will retake the Iraqi city of Ramadi, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.

May 19, 2015

Recent Syria operation highly successful, Pentagon spokesman says

U.S. Special Operations Forces raid that killed a senior leader of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria Friday was a highly successful operation.

May 18, 2015

US, Jordanian servicemembers express solidarity through Exercise Eager Lion

Jordanian and U.S. forces are training shoulder-to-shoulder.

May 18, 2015

Special operations troops conduct raid in Syria

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in a statement Saturday that U.S. special operations forces Friday conducted an operation in Syria.

May 18, 2015

Strategy to defeat ISIL is working, CJTF-OIR says

The coalition and Iraqi security forces strategy to defeat and dismantle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremist group is clear and on track.