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NEWS | July 9, 2023

Coalition Service Members Conduct Base Defense Operational Exercises in Iraq

By CJTF-OIR Public Affairs

BAGHDAD, Iraq - On July 9, 2023, Coalition service members will be conducting base defense operational exercises in or near the Erbil region in Iraq to validate weapons systems and maintain crew proficiency and readiness.

These exercises are normal calibration and functions checks of defensive weapons systems to ensure the Coalition's continued capability to support and protect both our Iraqi partner forces and Coalition service members. Extensive planning and proper safety measures are taken before and during live fire rehearsals in order to protect the Coalition and the local population.

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve advises, assists, and enables partner forces to secure the lasting defeat of ISIS and to enable the establishment of enduring security cooperation frameworks.