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The aftermath of an ISIS atrocity destroying the al Nuri mosque in Mosul, Iraq.
Spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve
An Iraqi soldier assigned to the 76th Iraqi Army Brigade fires a sniper rifle during a live-fire range at Camp Taji, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. The range gave the Iraqi soldiers a chance to become more proficient with their weapons. This training is critical to enabling the Iraqi security forces to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as they work to regain territory from the terrorist group.
An Iraqi soldier assigned to the 76th Iraqi Army Brigade fires a sniper rifle during a live-fire range at Camp Taji, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. The range gave the Iraqi soldiers a chance to become more proficient with their weapons. This training is critical to enabling the Iraqi security forces to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as they work to regain territory from the terrorist group.
Australian soldiers, right, assigned to Task Group Taji, teach Iraqi soldiers how to conduct a support-by-fire line at Camp Taji, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. A support-by-fire line is used to suppress an enemy as an assault group moves to an objective. This training was to build the Iraqi soldiers’ confidence and proficiency at performing this task. Advise and assist sites like Camp Taji are an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to increase the military capacity of Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
An Iraqi soldier covers his fellow soldiers during squad battle drills at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Sept. 22, 2016. Weapons training and squad battle drills were conducted by the Iraqi soldiers, allowing Spanish trainers to assess their capabilities. Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat Da’esh.
Iraqi soldiers wait for their turn to train with Spanish forces at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. The training conducted by Iraqi soldiers allows Spanish coalition trainers to assess their capabilities. Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat Da’esh.
Australian Brigadier Roger Noble, second from the right, the Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, watches Spanish trainers work with Iraqi soldiers at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. Noble toured the various training sites at Besmaya to talk with the trainers and view the training assets available. Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat Da’esh.
Australian Brigadier Roger Noble, the Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve (right) watches a Spanish trainer work with an Iraqi soldier at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. Noble toured the various training sites at Besmaya to talk with the trainers and view the training assets available. Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat Da’esh.
Spanish Col. Vazquez de Prada, right, the Besmaya task force commander talks with Australian Brigadier Roger Noble, the deputy commanding general of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve about the training occurring at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. Noble toured the various training sites at Besmaya to talk with the trainers and view the training assets available. Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat Da’esh.
A Spanish trainer, left, shows Australian Brigadier Roger Noble, the Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve (right), the inside of a Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty, a Soviet tracked infantry fighting vehicle, at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. Noble toured the various training sites at Besmaya to talk with the trainers and view the training assets available. Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat Da’esh.
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commanding general, U.S. Central Command, prepares to fire an M-109 Paladin from Company A, 4-1 Field Artillery, 3rd ABCT, 1st Armored Division, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Sept. 24, 2016. Field Artillery at Al Asad Air Base provides support to Iraqi forces during combat operations. Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve is a multinational effort to train and support Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat Da’esh.
Iraqi soldiers wait for urban terrain training to begin with Spanish trainers at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. The training conducted by Iraqi soldiers allows Spanish coalition trainers to assess their capabilities. Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat Da’esh.
Australian Brigadier Roger Noble, second from left, the Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve listens as a Spanish trainer explains the day’s training program at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, Sept. 26, 2016. Spanish trainers instruct Iraqi security forces on multiple warfighting skills, to include basic rifle marksmanship, urban area tactics, and basic and advanced explosives techniques. Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat Da’esh.