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March 30, 2017

ISIS Hostage-Taking Caught on Video; Mosul Deaths Go To Formal Investigation

An Inherent Resolve spokesman said a formal investigation has begun into the March 17 deaths of civilians in western Mosul, Iraq, and will allow task force members to analyze other aspects of the case that have significant bearing, such as strike procedures and the impact of ISIS tactics.

March 24, 2017

U.S., Russia Continue Syrian Airspace Security Talks

Defense Department officials held a video conference with Russian defense ministry counterparts, discussing a memorandum of understanding for the safety of flight in Syria to ensure that each side continues to adhere to agreed-upon measures to prevent incidents in Syria.

March 19, 2017

Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

March 18, 2017

Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

March 16, 2017

Makin Island Earns Battle Effectiveness Award

The deployed amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island received the 2016 Battle Effectiveness Award, the second time the ship has received the honor.

Feb. 6, 2017

Trump: America Will Stand With Those Who Stand for Freedom

President Donald J. Trump expressed his and the nation's gratitude to service members at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and told them that the United States will stand with those who stand in the defense of freedom.

Jan. 21, 2017

Coalition Strikes Destroy ISIL Boats Fleeing From East Mosul

In three days of operations, coalition forces struck 90 watercraft and three barges on the Tigris River in Mosul, Iraq, as part of the effort to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, U.S. Central Command officials reported.

Sept. 17, 2016

Coalition Halts Airstrike in Progress Against Possible Syrian Military Position

Coalition officials halted an airstrike in progress against an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighting position in Syria they had been tracking for “a significant amount of time before the strike” when Russian officials told them it was possible the personnel and vehicles targeted were part of the Syrian military, U.S. Central Command officials said.

July 29, 2016

Centcom Assessing If Airstrike in Syria Accidently Claimed Civilian Lives

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said an assessment is still in its early phase and that no conclusions have been made on unintentional civilian deaths near Manbij, Syria.

July 28, 2016

Votel Impressed by Iraqi Leaders’ Rising Confidence in Counter-ISIL Fight

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel said the Iraqi government and its military are confident in the approach they are taking against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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