Sept. 24, 2019 —
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- "The CJTF-OIR continues to work by, with, and through our Iraqi Security Forces partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh (ISIS). There have been no claims of responsibility for the recent attack in Baghdad, and no Coalition or US-occupied facility was struck; but we take this incident seriously as do our Iraqi Security Forces partners. We are thankful for the Iraqi Security Forces rapid response and protection of Coalition Forces in Baghdad. We have made clear that attacks on Coalition personnel and facilities will not be tolerated and Coalition Forces retain the right to defend ourselves. We are here at the invitation of the Government of Iraq, and we continue to support them at their request."
~Col. Myles B. Caggins III, Coalition Spokesman