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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.

May 26, 2015

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.

May 26, 2015

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.

May 21, 2015

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.

May 21, 2015

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.

May 20, 2015

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.

May 19, 2015

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.