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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

Coalition Shapes Mosul Fight by Removing ISIL Leaders From Battlefield September 29, 2016 — Air Force Col. John Dorrian told reporters that the coalition supporting the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is helping to shape the Iraqi forces’ upcoming battle for Mosul, Iraq, by targeting ISIL leaders. 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

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

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