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May 14, 2019

ISIS Continues To Pose Significant Threat, OIR Official Says

ISIS still poses a significant threat to Iraq and Syria and to the wider world, the deputy commander for stability for Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve said.

Feb. 16, 2019

Vice President Details U.S. National Security Policy During Munich Speech

Vice President Mike Pence gave a report card at the annual Munich Security Conference on the Trump administration’s security policy two years after telling European leaders that “America first, did not mean America alone.”

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. 5, 2019

Centcom Commander Briefs Senators on Regional Challenges

No other region in the world is as dynamic, hopeful, challenging and dangerous as the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the Centcom commander told the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

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. 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.

Oct. 4, 2018

Centcom Commander Discusses Regional Hotspots

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Iran are just a few of the hotspots the commander of U.S. Central Command spoke about as he discussed the range of operations in the area during a Pentagon news conference.

Sept. 26, 2018

DoD Official Explains U.S. Strategy in Syria to House Panel

In a complex part of the world, the U.S. strategy in Syria is simple to state: the enduring defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the deterrence of the use of chemical weapons and countering Iran’s malign influence in the region.

Sept. 24, 2018

Mattis Stresses Geneva Process for Syria, Gives DoD Good Grades for Hurricane Effort

The fight continues in the Middle Euphrates River Valley to wrest the last 2 percent of land once controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria from the grasp of the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters.

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.

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