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Press Release | Sept. 8, 2023

August 2023 Month in Review: The Defeat ISIS Mission in Iraq and Syria


Sept 8, 2023

Release Number 20230908-01


TAMPA, Fla. – During the month of August, U.S. Central Command, along with coalition and other partners, conducted a total of 36 D-ISIS operations, resulting in 7 ISIS operatives killed and 25 detained.

These operations showcase our enduring commitment to the lasting defeat of ISIS to preserve regional security and stability.

The following is a breakdown of D-ISIS operations for August 2023 by country:


In Iraq

In Syria

28 partnered operations 

8 partnered operations 

0 U.S. only operations 

0 U.S. only operations 

6 ISIS operatives killed 

1 ISIS operatives killed 

18 ISIS operatives detained 

7 ISIS operatives detained 


“Our partnership with the Iraqi Security Force and Syrian Democratic Forces continues to be focused on the defeat of ISIS and the enduring threat they present,” said Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla, CENTCOM commander. “Alongside our partners we remain committed to aggressively engaging with ISIS to provide security in both Iraq and Syria.”