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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.

July 24, 2017

Task Force Saber exploits the initiative in the fight against ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory against ISIS in the city of Mosul, July 9, 2017. Supporting the fight against ISIS is the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade’s 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment. Organized as Task Force Saber, the 4th Sqdn., 6th Cav. Regt. provides reconnaissance, surveillance, logistical support and offensive strike capabilities while supporting partner forces in both Iraq and Syria.

July 24, 2017

Ammo builds the boom

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- F-15E Strike Eagle pilots and weapon systems officers assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing fly sorties around the clock conducting air-to-air and deep interdiction missions to combat ISIS and bring stability to the region.

July 24, 2017

Flags rise over Exercise Steppe Eagle opening ceremony

Exercise Steppe Eagle 17 opened with the raising of the flags and the playing of national anthems July 22, 2017, at Illisky Training Center, Kazakhstan.

July 21, 2017

U.S., Tajik military conduct joint field training

In conjunction with U.S. Central Command’s Regional Cooperation 2017’s command-post exercise held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Soldiers from the Virginia Army National Guard and Tajikistan military conducted a field training exercise, July 17-21, 2017, in Fakhrabad air base, Tajikistan.

July 20, 2017

ANDSF raise flag, rename traffic circle in Nawa district center

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, provincial governor and citizens of Nawa ceremoniously raised the Afghan national flag over the newly recaptured district center in the Nawa district of Helmand Province July 19, 2017.

July 17, 2017

U.S., five nations kick off Regional Cooperation 2017

More than 200 participants from five nations are participating in a multinational annual command-post exercise Regional Cooperation 2017 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 12-21, 2017.

July 17, 2017

Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in the fight against ISIS

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey - The darkness of a desert night surrounds his aircraft. The wind rushes past his cockpit. As the target approaches, nervousness builds deep within the core and the heart races at extraordinary speeds.Locking in on the tasks at hand, the pilot’s eyes glow as he focuses through night vision goggles to locate targets below.

July 14, 2017

Researcher, Defenders bring new counter-UAS program to BAF

As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Department of Defense are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present.

July 13, 2017

ISIS Dealt Significant Blow After Iraq Retakes Mosul, Official Says

The retaking of Mosul by Iraqi forces delivered a significant blow to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Army Col. Ryan Dillon, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters.