Operation Inherent Resolve

 
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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

Carter Hails Liberation of Key Syrian City From ISIL Control August 15, 2016 — With the key Syrian city of Manbij liberated after a months-long battle to expel Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, Defense Secretary Ash Carter today issued a statement congratulating those responsible. MORE

DoD Officials: Local Forces in Libya, Syria Gain Ground Against ISIL August 12, 2016 — Local forces engaged in tough fighting in Libya and Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are gaining ground against the terrorist army, a Defense Department spokesman said today. MORE

Arming the air war August 11, 2016 — Supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and the 20-nation air coalition working diligently to rid the Middle East, Central Asia and Northern Africa of extremist violence, the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing has employed over 2,000 weapons since the beginning of 2016. MORE

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland, commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve via teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq August 10, 2016 — Department of Defense Press Briefing by Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland, commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve via teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq MORE

OIR Campaign Reached Turning Point in Ramadi, Commander Says August 10, 2016 — The Iraqi security forces’ liberation of Ramadi from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control marked the turning point in Operation Inherent Resolve’s fight against ISIL, OIR Commander Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland told reporters today. MORE

ISIL Knows It Will Lose, Already Shifting Strategy, Obama Says at Pentagon August 4, 2016 — After presiding at a meeting of his National Security Council in the Pentagon today, President Barack Obama said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leaders know they will lose in Syria and Iraq, and they are already shifting their strategy in advance of that sure defeat. MORE

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Col. Garver via teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq August 3, 2016 — Department of Defense Press Briefing by Col. Garver via teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq MORE

OIR Spokesman Details Progress Degrading ISIL in Syria, Iraq August 3, 2016 — Coalition forces, along with partners on the ground in Iraq and Syria, are furthering gains in countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today. MORE

Iraqi Military Demonstrates New Skills in Mosul Campaign August 2, 2016 — Military personnel unfortunately are all too familiar with the IED – improvised explosive device – and the VBIED – vehicle-borne IED. But not too many service members are familiar with the TreeBIED or the FridgeBIED MORE

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