Archive: 2016

Oct. 18, 2016

Iraqi Troops Advance Toward Mosul as ISIL Tries to Hide Movements

Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga security forces are working together as they advance along several axes to liberate Mosul, Iraq, from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, director of Pentagon press operations said.

Oct. 18, 2016

Iraq, Syria Make Significant Strides Countering ISIL, Press Secretary Says

In Syria and Iraq, local ground forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition have made significant progress over the past two days in the fight to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters today.

Oct. 17, 2016

Dunford Hosts Chiefs of Defense to Discuss Counter-Extremism Strategy

The defense chiefs from 43 nations and the commanders of the U.S. combatant commands joined Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., for a discussion on the global strategy to defeat violent extremism.

Oct. 17, 2016

Coalition supports ISF Mosul offensive

Iraqi security forces began the offensive to retake Mosul Oct. 17, 2016, with support from the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Oct. 17, 2016

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle for Mosul

Iraqi Forces have begun their counter-attack to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a statement released by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials.

Oct. 14, 2016

‘Big Red One’ headquarters to deploy to Iraq in advise, assist role

The Department of the Army announced today the fall 2016 deployment of 1st Infantry Division headquarters from Fort Riley, Kansas, with approximately 500 Soldiers to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Oct. 13, 2016

U.S. Responds to Missile Attacks, Targets 3 Radar Sites on Yemen’s Coast

The United States conducted sea-launched cruise missile strikes against three radar sites on Yemen’s Red Sea coast to protect American service members and to safeguard freedom of navigation in the region, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters.

Oct. 12, 2016

USS Mason Responds to Missile Threat Off Yemen's Coast

For the second time in four days, the guided missile destroyer USS Mason responded to an incoming missile threat while conducting routine operations in international waters off the Red Sea coast of Yemen.

Oct. 12, 2016

Liberating Mosul Will Be Iraq’s Biggest Fight, OIR Spokesman Says

The size of Iraq’s second-largest city will make the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s two-year grip the largest mission Iraqi security forces have undertaken against the enemy, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Oct. 11, 2016

Launching into Readiness

A roar echoes across the desert as a speeding bright light rips through the sky leaving a white smoke trail as it disappears into the rising sun. Seconds later it reports from the distant horizon with a thunderous boom. Soldiers of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, certified on the M142 High Mobility Rocket System during a decisive action training environment exercise Oct. 4, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.