Operation Inherent Resolve




Mosul’s Liberation From ISIL ‘Inevitable,’ Canadian General Says October 5, 2016 — Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve's director of partner force development and the ministerial liaison team said that, as the U.S.-led coalition continues to support Iraqi security forces’ operations to seize Mosul, he has “every confidence” in the Iraqi forces’ ability to retake the key city. MORE

Carter: 600 Troops to Deploy to Enable Iraqis to Retake Mosul From ISIL September 28, 2016 — While traveling in New Mexico, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said about 600 U.S. troops will be deployed to Iraq to further enable local forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. MORE

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

'Noose Tightening' in Battle to Retake Mosul, Dunford Says September 20, 2016 — Speaking to reporters after a trip to Europe, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said he expects Iraqi forces to be successful in their assault to retake the key northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. 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

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

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