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NEWS | July 17, 2018

Daesh has no safe haven in Iraq

By CJTF-OIR Public Affairs

SOUTHWEST ASIA - Iraqi Security Forces, including the Peshmerga, conducted coordinated clearance operations July 16 to eliminate Daesh presence in Iraq.

Working together, Iraqi Security Forces with Coalition support successfully cleared a Daesh safe haven in the Makhmour Mountains region.

"Our partners fought valiantly today as they continue to remove remaining elements of a savage enemy from their country," said Maj. Gen. James Jarrard, commanding general of Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. "This action proves the enemy cannot hide. Our partners are well trained and they will continue to find Daesh terrorists wherever they are. We are proud to work alongside these highly professional and brave forces, who have sacrificed so much in this fight."

The Coalition, the world's largest with 72 nations and five international organizations, is committed to working by, with, and through partner forces to achieve the lasting defeat of Daesh, and to help to set the conditions for a secure and stable Iraq and Syria.