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Press Release | June 6, 2023

CENTCOM Month in Review: The Fight Against ISIS in Iraq and Syria


Jun. 6, 2023
Release Number 20230606-01


TAMPA, Fla. – During the month of May 2023 U.S. Central Command-led coalition forces and partner forces conducted 38 operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. These operations resulted in 31 ISIS operatives detained and 8 killed.

“Our partner forces continue to demonstrate the capability, capacity, and competence to maintain the enduring defeat of ISIS," said Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane, Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. "The Coalition continues to Advise, Assist, and Enable our partners to keep pressure on ISIS and prevent them from re-establishing any type of network or effective military effort."

The following is a summary of the D-ISIS operations for May 2023:

• In Iraq: • In Syria:
- 21 partnered operations - 17 partnered operations
- 0 U.S.-only operations - 0 U.S.-only operations
- 11 ISIS operatives detained - 20 ISIS operatives detained
- 6 ISIS operatives killed - 2 ISIS operatives killed


“Despite their degraded capability, ISIS remains a significant threat within the region,” General Kurilla said. “CENTCOM, along with our partners, is committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS.”