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Operation Inherent Resolve

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ISIL using protected sites to fire on ISF January 1, 2017 — At the request of the Iraqi Security Forces, the Coalition struck an ISIL mortar tube, which was firing on Iraqi Security Forces in East Mosul, Jan. 1. A precision guided artillery round hit the mortar tube in between two empty school buildings. No civilians were in the area and minimal damage was reported to the buildings. MORE

Coalition strike results in possible civilian casualties December 30, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA- During operations to liberate Mosul on Dec. 29, a Coalition air strike struck a van carrying ISIL fighters observed firing a SPG9/RPG recoilless rifle before loading the weapon in the van and driving off. The van was struck in what was later determined to be a hospital compound parking lot resulting in possible civilian casualties. MORE

Iraqi Mosul Offensive Resumes December 29, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA - Today, with Coalition air and artillery support, the Iraqi Security Forces announced that several elements of the Iraqi Army, Federal Police and Counter Terrorism Service initiated a simultaneous advance along three axes in Mosul to defeat ISIL. MORE

Death of Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti December 29, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Monday, Dec. 26, Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti, an ISIL gang leader in Raqqah was struck and killed by a coalition airstrike near Tabqa Dam, Syria. MORE

Iraqis air drop ‘Letters to Mosul’ December 23, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Iraqi air force air dropped four million letters to the long-suffering residents of Mosul Dec. 22, to provide them courage and support while they await liberation from ISIL. MORE

Airstrikes destroy ISIL’s captured tanks December 16, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Thursday, Dec. 15, Coalition aircraft from CJTF-OIR destroyed 14 ISIL tanks and other equipment captured near Palmyra, Syria. MORE

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Lt. Gen. Townsend via teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq December 14, 2016 — CJTF-OIR Commander U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend briefs the Pentagon Press Corps MORE

SDF initiate next phase of Raqqah isolation December 12, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Syrian Democratic Forces announced the start of the next phase of their operation to isolate ISIL’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqah, Dec. 10. MORE

Media Availability with Secretary Carter and Lt. Gen. Townsend in Qayyarah West, Iraq December 11, 2016 — Media Availability with Secretary Carter and Lt. Gen. Townsend in Qayyarah West, Iraq MORE

Coalition airstrikes destroy 168 ISIL oil tanker trucks in Syria December 9, 2016 — SOUTHWEST ASIA – In the largest air strike of its kind to date, Coalition airstrikes destroyed a fleet of 168 ISIL oil tanker trucks near Palmyra, Syria, Dec. 8, 2016. MORE

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