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The Syrian Democratic Forces continue to lead back clearance efforts across northeast Syria and have allowed a sense of normalcy to return to many villages from Busayrah to Baghouz as displaced residents being returning to their homes. In addition, nearly 2,000 IEDs have been cleared, and thousands of devices are awaiting destruction. Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve remains committed to supporting our partners as the work to bring peace and stability to the region and defeat Daesh.
Iraqi provincial police members assigned to the 4th Ninawa Emergency Response Battalion apply a bandage during a combat first aid class on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, May 19, 2019. Iraqi students go through a four-week Wide Area Security Forces class taught by Canadian soldiers to learn essential combat skills like first aid, tactical movement, urban operations, and detainee procedures to enhance the Iraqi Security Forces’ combat skills and self-sufficiency. Coalition Forces are in Iraq at the invitation of the Government of Iraq to train and advise in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. DeAndre Pierce)
An Iraqi provincial police member assigned to the 4th Ninawa Emergency Response Battalion tapes down a chest seal during a combat first aid class on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, May 19, 2019. Iraqi students go through a four-week Wide Area Security Forces class taught by Canadian soldiers to learn essential combat skills like first aid, tactical movement, urban operations, and detainee procedures to enhance the Iraqi Security Forces’ combat skills and self-sufficiency. Coalition Forces are in Iraq at the invitation of the Government of Iraq to train and advise in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. DeAndre Pierce)
Canadian soldiers Master Cpl. Marc Deschesnes, left, and Cpl. Dave Lucas, assigned to the Qayyarah West Canadian Training Team, demonstrate the proper procedure for treating a chest wound to Iraqi provincial police members on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, May 19, 2019. Iraqi students go through a four-week Wide Area Security Forces class taught by Canadian soldiers to learn essential combat skills like first aid, tactical movement, urban operations, and detainee procedures to enhance the Iraqi Security Forces’ combat skills and self-sufficiency. Coalition Forces are in Iraq at the invitation of the Government of Iraq to train and advise in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. DeAndre Pierce)
Iraqi provincial police members assigned to the 4th Ninawa Emergency Response Battalion prepare a tourniquet during a combat first aid class on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, May 19, 2019. Iraqi students go through a four-week Wide Area Security Forces class taught by Canadian soldiers to learn essential combat skills like first aid, tactical movement, urban operations, and detainee procedures to enhance the Iraqi Security Forces’ combat skills and self-sufficiency. Coalition Forces are in Iraq at the invitation of the Government of Iraq to train and advise in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (Portions of this image were altered for operational security) (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. DeAndre Pierce)
Peshmerga soldiers participate in a first aid medical exercise at the Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, on May 22, 2019.  The exercise concluded a two-week intermediate combat life saver course for 21 Peshmerga soldiers, under the direction of Italian Carabinieri instructors.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers prepare to conduct a squad movement during a wide area security exercise at Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, May 22, 2019.  The exercise was led by Peshmerga trainers under the guidance of Italian Army instructors.  The soldiers are among more than 500 Peshmerga soldiers participating in 10 weeks of training with the support of Coalition Forces.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers prepare to conduct a squad attack exercise at Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, May 22, 2019, under the supervision of instructors from the Italian Army.  The soldiers are among more than 500 Peshmerga soldiers participating in 10 weeks of training with the support of Coalition Forces.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers conduct a squad movement during a wide area security exercise at Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, May 22, 2019.  The exercise was led by Peshmerga trainers under the guidance of Italian Army instructors.  The soldiers are among more than 500 Peshmerga soldiers participating in 10 weeks of training with the support of Coalition Forces.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers participate in a first aid medical exercise at the Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, on May 22, 2019.  The exercise concluded a two-week intermediate combat life saver course for 21 Peshmerga soldiers under the direction of Italian Carabinieri instructors.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers participate in a first aid medical exercise at the Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, on May 22, 2019.  The exercise concluded a two-week intermediate combat life saver course for 21 Peshmerga soldiers under the direction of Italian Carabinieri instructors.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Italian Carabinieri instructors lead Peshmerga soldiers through a first aid medical exercise at the Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, on May 22, 2019.  The exercise concluded a two-week intermediate combat life saver course for 21 Peshmerga soldiers, run by the Carabinieri.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers participate in a first aid medical exercise at the Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, on May 22, 2019.  The exercise concluded a two-week intermediate combat life saver course for 21 participating Peshmerga soldiers under the direction of Italian Carabinieri instructors.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers participate in a first aid medical exercise at the Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, on May 22, 2019.  The exercise concluded a two-week intermediate combat life saver course for 21 Peshmerga soldiers under the direction of Italian Carabinieri instructors.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers conduct a squad movement exercise at Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, May 22, 2019.  The exercise was led by local trainers, under the guidance of Italian Army instructors.  The soldiers are among more than 500 Peshmerga soldiers participating in 10 weeks of training with the support of Coalition Forces.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers prepare to conduct a squad movement exercise at Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, May 22, 2019.  The exercise was led by local trainers under the guidance of Italian Army instructors.  The soldiers are among more than 500 Peshmerga soldiers participating in 10 weeks of training with the support of Coalition Forces.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)
Peshmerga soldiers prepare to conduct a squad attack exercise at Bnaslawa Training Center near Erbil, Iraq, May 22, 2019.  The exercise was led by Peshmerga trainers under the guidance of Italian Army instructors.  The soldiers are among more than 500 Peshmerga soldiers participating in 10 weeks of training with the support of Coalition Forces.  At the invitation of the Government of Iraq, members of the Global Coalition provide training and advice to local forces in support of the enduring mission to defeat Daesh. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kahlil Dash)