SOUTHWEST ASIA, Dec. 15, 2018 —
The Coalition mission in northeast Syria remains unchanged. We continue our normal operations, including observation posts in the border region to address the security concerns of our NATO ally Turkey. We remain committed to working with our partners on the ground to ensure an enduring defeat of ISIS. Any reports indicating a change in the U.S. position with respect to these efforts is false and designed to sow confusion and chaos.
CJTF-OIR works by, with and through partner forces to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria.