Media Advisory: OIR Operational Update

Release No: 17-108 March 19, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL
March 19, 2017
Release # 20170319-02

SOUTHWEST ASIA —  The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Operation Inherent Resolve public affairs office and Iraqi Security Forces will host a press conference, March 21, at 11 a.m. Arabia Standard Time in Shalalat, East Mosul Operations Command, 16th IAD HQ.

The following representatives are scheduled to provide an operational update and will answer questions regarding the on-going effort to liberate Mosul and defeat ISIS.

.       Iraqi Army Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasoul, CJOC-B spokesman and War Media Cell director
.       Brig. Gen. Halgord Hikmet, Ministry of Peshmerga spokesperson
.       Brig. Gen. Tasheen Al Khajafi, MoD Director of Media
.       Brig. Gen. Shawkat Abdul Baqi, IGFC spokesman
.       Mr. Sayeed al Jayeshi, Head of War Media Cell
.       Mr. Sabah Noori, CTS spokesman
.       Brig. Gen. H.R. McAslan, CJFLCC - OIR deputy commanding general
.       U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joey Sullinger, CJFLCC-OIR spokesperson

Please RSVP to U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joe Thompson, at joey.e.thompson.mil@mail.mil.

The CJFLCC-OIR public affairs mission is to facilitate media coverage to the best of our capabilities.  However, as Coalition support to the Iraqi Security Forces is primarily in the form of air support, and advising and assisting, we do not have the logistical capabilities to provide transportation to media in northern Iraq.

Important Note: Media representatives are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event. There will not be a Coalition embed program nor will transportation or logistical support for media be available. Media are strongly discouraged from attempting to go to the front lines on their own. Even with coordination with the IMOC and travel with Iraqi security forces, travel to and within northern Iraq is and will be inherently dangerous. Coalition forces will not be in a position to provide protection or security to media on the battlefield.

Very Respectfully,
Press Desk, Public Affairs
Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR)
"One Mission, Many Nations"