Operation Inherent Resolve




Uptick in Violence in Syria; ISIL 'Knows No Boundaries,' DoD Spokesman Says September 26, 2016 — The Defense Department has no reason to doubt reports that Russia and Syria are responsible for a deadly attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo, the Pentagon's press operations chief said. MORE

Coalition Continues Counter-ISIL Progress Across Iraq, Syria September 23, 2016 — Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Air Force Col. John Dorrian briefed reporters on the progress that counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces are making in northern Syria, around the Iraqi city of Mosul and elsewhere. MORE

Coalition Strike Kills Senior ISIL Leader September 16, 2016 — A coalition precision strike near Raqqah, Syria, targeted and killed "Dr. Wa'il," also known as Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, one of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's most-senior leaders, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. MORE

Airpower Continues to Remove Tools of Terror From Battlefield, OIR Official Says September 13, 2016 — With significant progress in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the enemy will try to challenge the U.S.-led coalition in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve’s combined force air component said. MORE

Pentagon Confirms U.S. Strike in Syria Killed ISIL Leader September 12, 2016 — Defense Department officials have confirmed that a U.S. precision airstrike Aug. 30 targeting senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was successful. MORE

Shaping Operations Continue in Iraq, Syria as ISIL Leaders Targeted September 8, 2016 — Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, briefed reporters on operations to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, including work being done to remove ISIL leaders. MORE

Turkish, Moderate Syrian Forces Close Major ISIL Route September 6, 2016 — In a significant development in the counter- Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant campaign, Turkish and moderate Syrian opposition forces closed northern Syria’s Jarabulus gap by cutting off ISIL access to a route between Manbij and Jarabulus, a DoD spokesman said. MORE

Elimination of Adnani Would Be 'Significant Blow' to ISIL, Cook Says August 31, 2016 — Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters that the elimination of Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani from the battlefield would be a significant blow to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. MORE

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

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