Archive: April, 2018

April 27, 2018

USCENTCOM and Tajikistan discuss security cooperation

Representatives of Tajikistan's Ministry of Defense visited USCENTCOM headquarters to finalize a security cooperation program for fiscal year 2019, April 18-19.

April 24, 2018

Evidence of Normal Life Returns to Iraq, Syria, After ‘Caliphate’ Defeat, Official Says

There are encouraging signs life is returning to normal in Iraq and Syria, but hard work remains following the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s tyrannical self-proclaimed caliphate, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

April 23, 2018

Syrian Democratic Forces Continue Defeat-ISIS Fight, Official Says

Syrian Democratic Forces are continuing the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the middle Euphrates River valley and will not cede any territory already taken from the terror group, a Pentagon spokesman said.

April 20, 2018

Ministry of Defense Hosts Women in Security Advisory Committee

KABUL, Afghanistan –Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense hosted the quarterly Women in Security Advisory Committee (WSAC) April 18, which focused on two specific topics: election planning and the Afghan National Police Family Response Units.

April 18, 2018

NYPD Shares Best Practices in the Fight Against Terrorism

(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A New York City Police Department (NYPD) delegation, led by NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neil, visited the General Command Police Special Unit (GCPSU) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Apr. 11. They received a brief on the terrorism threat in the region, as well as the successes GCPSU’s National Mission Units (NMU) are having in preventing, combating and responding to high profile attacks. Discussions during the visit included counter corruption efforts in Afghanistan and the practical use of police tactics and techniques to reduce the threat of terrorism.

April 18, 2018

ISIS Contained in Syria, Changing Tactics, OIR Spokesman Says

Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces continue to contain Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in areas of the middle Euphrates River valley, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said.

April 17, 2018

USCENTCOM and Uzbekistan discuss military cooperation

A six member delegation from the Uzbekistan Ministry of Defense visited USCENTCOM headquarters to coordinate military to military activities for fiscal year 2019, April 11-12.

April 13, 2018

Mattis, Dunford Detail Attacks on Syrian Chemical Arsenal

U.S., British and French forces launched attacks against the Syrian government’s chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such weapons on civilians, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said.

April 13, 2018

U.S., Allies Strike Syrian Targets in Response to Regime’s Chemical Attacks

U.S., French and British forces have struck targets in Syria as punishment for Syrian leader Bashar Assad using chemical weapons against his own people.

April 13, 2018

U.S. and Jordanian Forces prepare for Eager Lion 2018

JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Jordan -- The commanders of the Jordan Armed Force’s 11th Border Guard Forces and the U.S. Army’s 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment looked on with pride as their soldiers lit up the desert hillside with mortars. Lt. Col. Zakarea I. Al Ababneh, Border Guard commander, and Lt. Col. Joel Armstrong, 1-184 commander, watched as their soldiers worked through language barriers, and equipment and skill level variations to send a continuous barrage of 60 mm mortars down-range at a live fire exercise at a range outside of Amman, Jordan, April 4, 2018.