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July 16, 2016

Obama Briefed on Turkey Situation; Incirlik Closed, but Safe, Officials Say

President Barack Obama reiterated that the U.S. will continue its unwavering support for Turkey’s democratically elected government, while a Pentagon spokesman said all indications are that DoD personnel in Turkey are safe following an attempted coup.

June 17, 2016

Centcom Officials Announce Counterterrorism Strikes in Yemen

The U.S. military conducted three counterterrorism strikes June 8-12 against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in central Yemen, killing six al-Qaida operatives, U.S. Central Command officials said.

June 3, 2016

Fights to Retake Fallujah, Manbij City From ISIL Begin

U.S. Central Command spokesman Air Force Col. Pat Ryder said fights that started last week aimed at wrenching control of two major cities in Iraq and Syria from the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are expected to be difficult.

May 13, 2016

U.S., Jordan Partner in Eager Lion Exercise

U.S. troops will partner with Jordanian military forces in Jordan during Exercise Eager Lion 16, one of U.S. Central Command's premier exercises.

May 10, 2016

Centcom Spokesman: Successes Against Terrorists Result From Partnerships

A hostage rescue by U.S. and Afghan special operations forces and recent airstrikes that have killed terrorist operatives highlight the cooperation U.S. Central Command has with its regional partners for security and stability, a Centcom spokesman said.

Jan. 22, 2016

Centcom Official Calls Aerial Assault on ISIL the Most Precise in History

The counter-ISIL aerial assault is the most precise in history, but there are still some civilian casualties, a U.S. Central Command official told reporters.

Dec. 4, 2015

Simultaneous Operations Put Pressure on ISIL, Centcom Official Says

Increased pressure by coalition and indigenous force operations is creating an operational weakening of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said.

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