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Carter details U.S. strategy to accelerate ISIL’s defeat

Carter details U.S. strategy to accelerate ISIL’s defeat

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2016) — Moves made last year in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have proved effective and U.S. officials have capitalized on that success to…

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Additional troops, new technology enhance counter-ISIL battle

Additional troops, new technology enhance counter-ISIL battle

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2016) — The latest in military technology and the addition of up to 450 more U.S. troops announced yesterday will enhance the U.S.-led coalition’s efforts to enable ground forces in the…

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Dunford observes Iraqi armor exercises

Dunford observes Iraqi armor exercises

BESMAYA RANGE, Iraq (April 21, 2016) — Under a broiling sun, Iraqis of the 9th Armored Division await their turn to drop into the turrets of their T-72 training tanks and fire the…

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Iraqi forces liberate Hit; B-52s fly first missions over Iraq

Iraqi forces liberate Hit; B-52s fly first missions over Iraq

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) — Iraqi forces regained control of the key city of Hit, while a "tough fight" remains in the Tigris River Valley, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said Wednesday.

"Last…

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Carter, Saudi deputy crown prince reaffirm security partnership

Carter, Saudi deputy crown prince reaffirm security partnership

WASHINGTON (April 19, 2016) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter met today with Saudi Arabia's defense minister, Deputy Crown Prince ‎Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where the two leaders affirmed the longtime…

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Next steps in anti-ISIL fight: More troops, equipment

Next steps in anti-ISIL fight: More troops, equipment

WASHINGTON (April 19, 2016) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the next phase of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during a troop talk Monday in Baghdad.

The next steps…

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Carter Discusses ISIL, Iran with U.S. Airmen in United Arab Emirates

Carter Discusses ISIL, Iran with U.S. Airmen in United Arab Emirates

WASHINGTON (April 17, 2016) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed the “two I’s” – ISIL and Iran -- with U.S. airmen at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates yesterday.

Defeating the…

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OIR spokesman: Coalition focuses on dismantling, fragmenting ISIL

OIR spokesman: Coalition focuses on dismantling, fragmenting ISIL

WASHINGTON (April 13, 2016) — The coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has successfully degraded the enemy, with military efforts now focused on dismantling and fragmenting ISIL, the spokesman for…

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