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Aug. 16, 2017

OIR Official Outlines Gains, Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

Coalition and partnered forces in Iraq and Syria are making progress against an increasingly desperate, fanatical enemy, a spokesman said in a briefing in which he also paid tribute to two soldiers who died during operations in Iraq.

Aug. 10, 2017

OIR Spokesman: No Safe Havens Left for ISIS in Syria or Iraq

With 50 percent of Raqqa, Syria, now under the control of Syrian Defense Forces and holding forces in place in Mosul, Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has no safe haven left in either country, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

Aug. 7, 2017

On Third Anniversary of ISIS Fight, 5 Million are Free from Terrorist Army

Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis marked the third anniversary of the U.S.-led coalition air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, during which millions of people have been freed from ISIS control.

July 27, 2017

Syrian Democratic Forces Make Gains in Raqqa Against ISIS

In its 53rd day of coalition operations to liberate Raqqa, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, the Syrian Democratic Forces have about 45 percent of the city under its control, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

July 24, 2017

Iraqi Forces Control Mosul, Fighting Continues in Raqqa

A Pentagon spokesman said Iraqi forces now control all parts of Mosul, Iraq, while tough fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues in Raqqa, Syria.

June 29, 2017

OIR Spokesman: ISIS Cannot Stop Coalition’s Progress

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is on the run in Syria and Iraq and the terrorist group can’t stop the progress that coalition-partnered Iraqi and Syrian forces have made over the past two years, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

June 24, 2017

The AFCENT Band is using music to touch hearts and soften boundaries

If you get the opportunity to watch the Air Force Central Command Band in action, you need to do it. Their enthusiasm and passion for music is contagious. The transcendent quality of music, coupled with the excellence of the musicians that play it, is a powerful combination. Music has been used by the U.S. Air Force for decades as an effective diplomatic tool.

June 23, 2017

ISIS Holdouts Cut Off in Western Mosul, OIR Spokesman Says

Iraqi forces have made significant progress in the past two days in its fight to liberate western Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria control, said a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

June 20, 2017

DoD Official: Sole Focus in Iraq, Syria Remains on ISIS

A Pentagon spokesman briefed reporters on recent defensive shoot-downs of two unmanned aerial vehicles and a Syrian SU-22 fighter-bomber, and said coalition forces' sole focus in Iraq and Syria remains on defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

June 14, 2017

ISIS Defeat in Mosul 'Inevitable,' Ground Forces Commander Says

The commander of Operation Inherent Resolve's Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command said Iraqi security forces are making progress every day against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in west Mosul, with the defeat of the enemy inevitable.