Archive: October, 2016

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.

Oct. 4, 2016

U.S. Strike in Syria Targets Key al-Qaida Leader

U.S. forces conducted an airstrike near Idlib, Syria, targeting Abu al-Farai al-Masri, one of al-Qaida in Syria's most senior leaders and a legacy al-Qaida terrorist who previously had ties to Osama bin Laden.

Oct. 3, 2016

Mosul, Iraq, native earns title Marine on Parris Island

As 600 more U.S. troops are headed to help retake Mosul, Iraq, from the Islamic State group, the Issa family knows all too well the dangers of the area. The Issa family escaped Mosul because of the rising threat of the Islamic State group. They stayed in a refugee camp in Turkey for almost a year before moving to Michigan in 2011, a move made for the hope of better education and more opportunities for the three children.