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Operation Inherent Resolve - Targeted Operations Against ISIL Terrorists

The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

Centcom Commander Visits Area of Responsibility

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Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, visiting the site of exercise Eager Lion 2016 in Zarqa, Jordan.

Eager Lion Exercise Highlights U.S.-Jordan Force Integration, Centcom Commander Says

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, traveled to Jordan to observe the Eager Lion 2016 exercise that's Centcom's largest military exercise in its area of responsibility. Story

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, shaking the hands of Australian and New Zealand service members.

Centcom Commander Visits Iraq and Syria

Over the past two days, during Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel's latest trip to the Middle East, the U.S. Central Command chief met in Iraq and Syria with coalition members, other partners, senior commanders and military leaders to discuss operations and continued collaboration there. Story


About the Commander

Profile photo of Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel attended the U.S. Military Academy and was commissioned in 1980 as an infantry officer. His initial assignment was to the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, where he served as a rifle platoon leader, executive officer, battalion adjutant and rifle company commander. His career then took him around the world, including stops in Italy, New York, Iraq and Afghanistan. Before taking over as Centcom commander, Votel also commanded the 75th Ranger Regiment and U.S. Special Operations Command. Biography

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Next Plays in the Counter-ISIL Campaign: Stabilize Iraq's Anbar Province; Generate Iraqui Security Forces to envelope Mosul; Identify and develop more local forces in Syria that will isolate and pressure Raqqah; Provide more firepower, sustainment, and logistical support to our partners to enable them to collapse ISIL's control over Mosul and Raqqah

Strikes in Iraq and Syria

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Iraq

July 25, 2016 Update - Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Near Ar Rutbah, one strike suppressed an ISIL tactical unit. Near Mosul, one strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, five ISIL assembly areas, an ISIL command and control node, and an ISIL supply cache. Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed six ISIL rocket rails and an ISIL VBIED factory and denied ISIL access to terrain. Near Ramadi, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle, and an ISIL weapons cache. Near Sultan Abdallah, one strike struck an ISIL weapons storage facility. Near Tal Afar, one strike struck three separate ISIL media facilities.

Syria

July 25, 2016 Update - Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes using bomber, attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Near Manbij, seven strikes struck seven separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 15 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL supply cache. Near Mar’a, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL vehicle borne improvised explosive device, and an ISIL vehicle.

As of 4:59 p.m. EST July 12, the U.S. and coalition have conducted a total of 13,803 strikes (9,273 Iraq / 4,530 Syria).

  • U.S. has 10,577 strikes in Iraq and Syria (6,294 Iraq / 4,283 Syria)
  • Rest of Coalition has 3,226 strikes in Iraq and Syria (2,979 Iraq / 247 Syria)

The countries that have participated in the strikes include:

  • In Iraq: (1) Australia, (2) Belgium, (3) Canada, (4) Denmark, (5) France, (6) Jordan, (7) The Netherlands, and (8) UK
  • In Syria: (1) Australia, (2) Bahrain, (3) Canada, (4) France, (5) Jordan, (6) The Netherlands, (7) Saudi Arabia, (8) Turkey (9) UAE and (10) UK

As of Apr. 16, U.S. and partner nation aircraft have flown an estimated 91,821 sorties in support of operations in Iraq and Syria.