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Feb. 15, 2019

Acting Secretary Pleased With Progress of Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said he is pleased with the progress of the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and he reiterated America’s steadfast support for the effort.

Feb. 14, 2019

Acting Secretary Stresses Iraqi Sovereignty, Security in Visit to Baghdad

On his way to Brussels for meetings with his NATO counterparts, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan talked with reporters traveling with him about his visit to Baghdad.

Dec. 11, 2018

Task Force Commander: ISIS Forces Degraded From Caliphate to Caves

At one time, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria controlled a self-proclaimed caliphate that stretched from Syria to Iraq, but now that force in Iraq has been degraded so much that the remnants are hiding in caves, deep wadis and tunnels in the desert and hills of western Iraq’s austere terrain.

Nov. 29, 2018

State Department Advisor: Iran’s Military Tentacles Expanding in Region

Iran’s missiles and other weapons being exported to proxies pose a “clear and present danger” to civilians and regional stability, the special representative for Iran and senior policy advisor to the secretary of state said.

Nov. 27, 2018

U.S. Setting Up Observation Posts in Syria to Keep ISIS From Entering Turkey

U.S. forces are establishing observation posts in Northeast Syria to further deny escape routes to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters.

Nov. 13, 2018

NATO Leads New Mission to Develop Iraq’s Defense Institutions

A new NATO-led mission in Iraq will work to further develop Iraq’s security institutions and structures, British Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika told Pentagon reporters.

Sept. 18, 2018

Coalition Effort Aims at Stability in Iraq, Syria

The coalition continues to help forces in both Iraq and Syria establish security and stability in areas that have known nothing but oppression since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reared its head five years ago, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Sept. 18, 2018

Coalition Soldiers Train Iraqi Mortar Troops

Mortar instructors from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand trained Iraqi troops on the use of their new M120 mortar systems.

Sept. 17, 2018

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, military officials reported.

Sept. 13, 2018

Operation Inherent Resolve Transitions Commanders for Defeat-ISIS Mission

Army Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve from Army Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, the III Armored Corps commanding general, in Baghdad.

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