Operation Inherent Resolve

 
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Centcom Commander Discusses Partners, Regional Operations, Challenges August 30, 2016 — Over five months of visiting countries in the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel says that government and military leaders in those nations have made it clear that they value their relationships with the U.S. MORE

Airstrikes Destroy Explosives Factory near Mosul, Iraq August 28, 2016 — Coalition airstrikes destroyed a massive bomb making factory south of Mosul, Iraq Aug. 25, 2016. In coordination with the Government of Iraq, the 17 ship multi-national Coalition strike destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) factory complex. MORE

Airstrikes Destroy Explosives Factory near Mosul, Iraq August 28, 2016 — Coalition airstrikes destroyed a massive bomb making factory south of Mosul, Iraq Aug. 25, 2016. In coordination with the Government of Iraq, the 17 ship multi-national Coalition strike destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) factory complex. MORE

Pentagon Spokesman Hails Liberation of Jarabulus, Condemns Kabul Attack August 25, 2016 — The liberation of the northern Syrian city of Jarabulus is another important milestone in efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters today. MORE

Operations continue in Manbij August 22, 2016 — The Syrian Arab Coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces continue operations in Manbij City in the ongoing effort to clear the liberated city of Da’esh fighters, identify and remove improvised explosive devices, and establish a defensive posture capable of thwarting a Da’esh counter-attack. MORE

CJTF-OIR transitions commanders in the mission to destroy Da’esh August 22, 2016 — Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, XVIII Airborne Corps Commanding General, assumed command of the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) from Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Armored Corps Commanding General, during an Aug. 21 ceremony in Southwest Asia, which hosted an audience of hundreds of U.S. and Coalition Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. MORE

Pentagon Press Secretary Reports on Counter-ISIL Fight, Condemns Attack on Turkey August 22, 2016 — Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been degraded and methodically dismantled in Iraq and Syria as a result of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's strategic consolidation last summer of the coalition military campaign plan under a single command. MORE

Townsend Takes Command of Operation Inherent Resolve August 21, 2016 — Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commanding general of XVIII Airborne Corps based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve from Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, the commander of III Armored Corps based at Fort Hood, Texas, during a transfer of authority ceremony held here today, according to CJTF-OIR officials. MORE

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Colonel Garver via Teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq August 16, 2016 — Department of Defense Press Briefing by Colonel Garver via Teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq MORE

Local Forces Clear Manbij in Syria After Seizing Control From ISIL August 16, 2016 — After seizing control on Friday of the Syrian city Manbij from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Syrian Arab Coalition element of the Syrian Democratic Forces are clearing the city to make it safe for returning civilians, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today. MORE

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