Dec. 1, 2016
Pentagon Details Progress for Mosul; Third Axis at City's 'Doorstep'
Iraqi forces are making significant progress in isolating Mosul as part of efforts to liberate the northern Iraqi city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a Defense Department spokesman said.
Nov. 30, 2016
Iraqi Forces Make ‘Remarkable Turnaround,’ OIR Official Says
British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones, deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said the invasion of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces into Iraq two years ago has met with a “remarkable turnaround."
Nov. 26, 2016
DoD Identifies Fallen U.S. Service Member in Syria
The Defense Department has identified Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, 42, of Woodbridge, Virginia, as the American service member who was killed in Syria on Thanksgiving Day.
Nov. 24, 2016
Carter Offers Condolences for Fallen U.S. Service Member in Syria
Defense Secretary Ash Carter today offered his condolences to the family, friends and other loved ones of a U.S. service member who was killed on Thanksgiving in Syria.
Nov. 22, 2016
U.S. Airstrike in Syria Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook confirmed that U.S. forces conducted a precision airstrike near Sarmada in northwest Syria Nov. 18 that killed Abu Ayyub al-Masri, a senior al-Qaida leader in Syria.
Nov. 16, 2016
OIR Spokesman: Top ISIL Operative Killed in Coalition Airstrike in Syria
Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, killed a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Nov. 14, 2016
Chairman Confident of Success in Campaign Against ISIL
With the fall of Mosul within sight, the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terror group will shift to other domains and areas, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Nov. 10, 2016
Pentagon Spokesman: Iraqi Troops Force Defensive Choices for ISIL
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Iraqi security forces continue to apply pressure on multiple fronts in the operation to retake the country’s second-largest city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists.
Nov. 7, 2016
Isolation, Liberation of Raqqa Key in Defeating ISIL, Pentagon Spokesman Says
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the isolation and liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are key in efforts to ultimately defeat the terrorists.
Oct. 27, 2016
Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Approaching Outskirts of Mosul
Pentagon Press Operations director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters Iraqi and Kurdish forces are about 5 miles from Mosul’s outskirts and are clearing towns and villages to the north, east and south of Iraq’s second-largest city.