Tag: iraq

Sept. 29, 2016

Coalition Shapes Mosul Fight by Removing ISIL Leaders From Battlefield

Air Force Col. John Dorrian told reporters that the coalition supporting the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is helping to shape the Iraqi forces’ upcoming battle for Mosul, Iraq, by targeting ISIL leaders.

Sept. 28, 2016

Carter: 600 Troops to Deploy to Enable Iraqis to Retake Mosul From ISIL

While traveling in New Mexico, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about 600 U.S. troops will be deployed to Iraq to further enable local forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Sept. 13, 2016

Airpower Continues to Remove Tools of Terror From Battlefield, OIR Official Says

With significant progress in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the enemy will try to challenge the U.S.-led coalition in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve’s combined force air component said.

Sept. 8, 2016

Shaping Operations Continue in Iraq, Syria as ISIL Leaders Targeted

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, briefed reporters on operations to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including work being done to remove ISIL leaders.

July 31, 2016

Iraqi Leaders Showing Confidence, Optimism in ISIL Fight, Dunford Says

The biggest change in Iraq is the sense of confidence and optimism that leaders have “that absolutely didn’t exist last fall,” Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said after a full day of meeting with Iraqi, U.S. and other coalition leaders.

July 27, 2016

OIR Official: Captured Info Describes ISIL Operations in Manbij

Laptops and other items that coalition forces have recovered around Manbij, Syria, are providing much information about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's organization, an Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

July 22, 2016

Coalition Continues Strikes to Defeat ISIL, OIR Spokesman Says

Army Col. Christopher Garver , spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said the coalition has conducted 73 strikes inside Iraq over seven days in support of Iraqi security forces.