CJTF-OIR Advises, Assists and Enables partnered forces until they can independently defeat Daesh in designated areas of Iraq and Syria, in order to set conditions for long-term security cooperation frameworks.

Enable Military Defeat of Daesh in Iraq and Syria

Iraqi Security Forces, Kurdish Security Forces, and our partners in Syria, enabled by CJTF-OIR, have liberated the territory once occupied by Daesh; however, Daesh remains a persistent terrorist threat. Our partners will ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh remnants with CJTF-OIR support. 


In Iraq, the ISF has shown it is capable of preventing a Daesh resurgence by conducting operations alone and delivering training. The Coalition is in Iraq to support partner forces at the invitation of the Government of Iraq. The ISF have full responsibility for training facilities and training programs. 


In Syria, the Coalition conducts advising through partnered patrols with the SDF and Coalition combined exercises. Specifically, Coalition advisors trained and developed the SDF on counter-IED tactics for force protection and noted improved capability in that area. The SDF demonstrates improved capability to conduct counter-Daesh operations. For example, the SDF conducted several unilateral high-risk arrests and "finish" operations. These operations demonstrate the SDF's capability to prevent the resurgence of Daesh. 


Enable Sustainable Military Partner Capacity


Coalition forces are building partner forces’ capability to defeat Daesh in Iraq and Syria.




All conventional training in Iraq is now conducted by the Iraqis, with Coalition logistics support via the Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (with more than $5 billion). In 2020, the Coalition transferred 8 bases to 100 percent Iraqi Security Forces control where they now conduct their own training and daily defeat Daesh operations. Since 2014, CJTF-OIR has trained, equipped and mentored more than 240,000 members of the Iraqi Security Forces, to include Iraqi Army, Iraqi Air Force and Aviation Command, Federal Police, Counterterrorism Service, Border Guards, Energy Police and Peshmerga.  In 2019, more than 50,000 ISF personnel completed training delivered by Coalition troop-contributing nations.

In Iraq, the focus of CJTF-OIR remains on supporting the operations of the Iraqi Security Forces and building their capacity in order to achieve the enduring defeat of Daesh. We continue to work closely with our Iraqi partners, building their capabilities to defend their border, defeat ISIS remnants in Iraq, and prevent an ISIS resurgence.

Daesh has lost the capability to launch large scale attacks in Iraq. This speaks volumes to the dedication of the Iraq Security Forces and their desire to bring stability back to their homeland. 



In Syria, CJTF-OIR conducts partner defeat Daesh operations with the Syrian Democratic Forces, as well as efforts to secure critical infrastructure in the Deir ez-Zor and Hasakah regions to prevent that infrastructure from falling back into the hands of Daesh. 


Our mission in Syria today remains the same as it was when we first began operations in 2014; to enable the enduring defeat of ISIS. 

Leverage Cohesive Coalition Effects


The 80+ nation Coalition remains strong and committed, and continues to grow in size and capability.


CJTF-OIR is in Iraq by invitation, and in Syria with a clear mandate under international law to defeat Daesh. In full consultation with the Government of Iraq, whose sovereignty is paramount, CJTF-OIR is working with local, regional, and international actors to help Iraq bring stability to conflict affected areas. 


CJTF-OIR Fact Sheet


The logo is a circular shaped embroidered item 3 inches (7.62 cm) in diameter, with a green palm wreath and yellow hand guards and pommels of two diagonally-crossed scimitars surmounting the base of the palm wreath with white blades, points up. Between the blades, there are three yellow five pointed stars, all encircled by a dark blue 1/8 inch (.32 cm) border.  

The palm wreath is a symbol of honor; the scimitars indicate the dual nature of the Coalition - the defeat of ISIS and the restoration of stability to the area.  The stars indicate the command and are colored gold for excellence.  Buff and flag blue denote the land, sea and air components of the military.


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