Statement | May 14, 2019

CENTCOM Statement on recent comments from OIR's Deputy Commander

U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

Recent comments from OIR's Deputy Commander run counter to the identified credible threats available to intelligence from U.S. and allies regarding Iranian backed forces in the region. U.S. Central Command, in coordination with Operation Inherent Resolve, has increased the force posture level for all service members assigned to OIR in Iraq and Syria. As a result, OIR is now at a high level of alert as we continue to closely monitor credible and possibly imminent threats to U.S. forces in Iraq.


- Capt. Bill Urban, USN, lead spokesman U.S. Central Command