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April 6, 2018

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets 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.

April 5, 2018

ISIS ‘Caliphate’ Defeat is Near, Top Pentagon Officials Say

The defeat of the “caliphate” that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed in Syria is near, top Defense Department officials said at the Pentagon.

April 3, 2018

Centcom Commander Discusses Stabilization Posture in Iraq, Syria

Military efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are about six to eight months ahead of where officials thought they would be at this point, the commander of U.S. Central Command said during an event at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

April 3, 2018

Trump Looks to Military to Help Secure U.S.-Mexico Border

President Donald J. Trump is looking at using the military to secure the border between the United States and Mexico, he said during a meeting at the White House.

March 30, 2018

Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to target the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 11 strikes consisting of 12 engagements, Inherent Resolve officials reported.

March 29, 2018

Pentagon Spokesperson Addresses DoD Budget, Syria, Transgender Policy

The spending act President Donald J. Trump signed into law provides money to modernize the force and improve military readiness and lethality, and it's up to everyone in the Defense Department to ensure it is used wisely, the chief Pentagon spokesperson said.

March 29, 2018

Soldier-Geologist Maintains Helicopters in Iraq

Army Spc. Kathleen Scanlon, an aircraft power plant repairer with the Rhode Island Army National Guard works with her fellow soldiers to troubleshoot and correct maintenance issues for the 449th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Black Hawks and CH-47 Chinooks flying in support of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

March 27, 2018

General Highlights Airpower in Fight Against ISIS

Coalition airpower support of Iraqi forces has been successful in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and it is the coalition’s job to enhance capabilities within the Iraqi aviation enterprise, an Operation Inherent Resolve official said.

March 23, 2018

OIR Officials Report Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS 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 20, 2018

Mattis Recognizes Norwegian Efforts in Meeting With Defense Minister

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis thanked his Norwegian counterpart for Norway’s commitment to international security, including the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, during a meeting at the Pentagon.

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