SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The Coalition strongly condemns terrorists' murder of hostages recently found on the Kirkuk-Diyala road.
After an intense search by Iraqi Security Forces, the Iraqi Security Media Center announced the discovery of eight hostages' remains June 27.
"We join our Iraqi partners in mourning the brutal and senseless murder of these men, and together we remain steadfast in our commitment to destroy the remnants of Daesh," said Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commander of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. "We will continue to work with our Iraqi partners to achieve the enduring defeat of the evil criminal organization for the innocent civilians of Iraq, our nations, and all mankind."
CJTF-OIR continues its close work with the Iraqi Security Forces through training, advising, assisting, equipping and enhancing partner capacities to secure the nation, people and borders of Iraq.