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May 26, 2015
Coalition United to Defeat Daesh
Military leaders representing member states of a Combined Joint Task Force met to discuss the mission to dismantle and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Recent setbacks will not deter anti-ISIL coalition, CJTF-OIR says following conference
Though there have been recent tactical-level setbacks in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Advisers say Afghan air force advancing, continuing to grow capability
Advisers to the Afghan air force say they see their host-nation counterparts assuming more and more responsibility as their capabilities grow.
May 21, 2015
CENTCOM spokesman 'confident’ Iraqi forces will recover Ramadi
The loss of Ramadi is a setback, but U.S. Central Command officials are confident Iraqi security forces will take back the city.
Chairman: Iraqi forces 'drove out of Ramadi,' not 'driven from' city
From the start of the campaign against ISIL, the United States has been clear that support is conditional on Iraq's government accomplishing the goals.
CJTF-OIR Completes Civilian Casualty Investigation
U.S. airstrikes against a network of veteran al Qa'ida operatives, sometimes called "Khorasan Group" Nov. 5-6, 2014
May 20, 2015
Participants say coalition teamwork makes for successful exercise, key to future operations
As Eager Lion came to a close Tuesday, several senior participants said the exercise was a success.
For first time, bomber aircraft integrated into Exercise Eager Lion
Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing in Barksdale Air Force Base, La., returned from a 14,000 mile nonstop mission to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
May 19, 2015
Recent Syria operation highly successful, Pentagon spokesman says
U.S. Special Operations Forces raid that killed a senior leader of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria Friday was a highly successful operation.
Pentagon: Iraqi, coalition forces will retake Ramadi
Iraqi security forces and coalition partners will retake the Iraqi city of Ramadi, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters.