Operation Inherent Resolve

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Carter: Defense Ministers Agree on Next Steps in Counter-ISIL Fight July 20, 2016 — Defense ministers and other senior leaders of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant coalition have agreed on next steps in the accelerated fight against the terrorist army in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today. MORE

Dunford: Military Pressure, Intelligence Sharing Key to ISIL’s Defeat July 20, 2016 — Military pressure and intelligence sharing are two key elements in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a recent interview. MORE

Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting at Andrews July 20, 2016 — Coalition partners are looking for ways to build on the momentum of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant campaign as they meet at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, today. MORE

Work Assures Latvian Defense Minister of U.S. Commitment July 19, 2016 — Work thanked Bergmanis for Latvia's deployment of trainers to Iraq for the coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and for its commitment to dedicate 2 percent of its gross domestic product to defense spending by 2018, Trowbridge said MORE

Syrian Arab Coalition moves toward center of Manbij July 15, 2016 — The Syrian Arab Coalition, supported by Coalition strikes, maneuvered toward the center of Manbij City, denying Da’esh access to critical supply routes. MORE

Coalition Forces Uncover Vital ISIL Intelligence in Key Syrian City July 15, 2016 — As Syrian Arab forces entered western Manbij, Syria, and pushed toward the heart of the city to dismantle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s hold there, Syrian Democratic Forces unveiled key ISIL intelligence, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said today. MORE

Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Enters U.S. Fifth Fleet July 12, 2016 — The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), the flagship of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKECSG), entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, July 8. MORE

Carter Offers Details on Troop Deployment, Iraq Campaign July 12, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter and one of his senior commanders offered some details about the role of the 560 additional U.S. troops the Defense Department announced yesterday will deploy to Iraq to support Iraqi forces combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. MORE

Carter Salutes Iraqi Forces, Announces 560 U.S. Troops to Deploy to Iraq July 11, 2016 — During his visit to Baghdad today, Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Iraqi leaders, coalition commanders and U.S. troops and also announced that the United States, in close consultation with the Iraqi government, will deploy an additional 560 troops to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a DoD news release. MORE

Carter, Turkish Defense Minister Reaffirm Counter-ISIL Cooperation July 9, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with Turkish Minister of Defense Fikri Işik today on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland, according to a news release issued by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook. MORE

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