Aug. 23, 2017
OIR Deputy: Tal Afar Offensive Could Mean End of ISIS in Northern Iraq
The liberation of Tal Afar and the rest of Nineveh governorate would essentially end the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's military presence in northern Iraq, an Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander said.
Mattis Meets With Senior Turkish Leaders in Ankara
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and the Turkish defense minister reaffirmed their resolve to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and in a separate meeting, Mattis and the Turkish president discussed regional security and strategy, a Pentagon spokesperson said.
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq
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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.
Mattis Praises Defeat-ISIS Efforts in Meetings With Iraqi Leaders
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Iraq and praised the Iraqis' efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in separate meetings with three top Iraqi officials.
Aug. 22, 2017
Mattis: U.S., Coalition 'Steadfast' With Iraq for ISIS Defeat
The United States and its coalition partners remain unwavering in their commitment to Iraq in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said while in Baghdad.
Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS
Aug. 21, 2017
Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
Aug. 20, 2017
U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes to Defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq
Iraqi Forces Begin Offensive to Liberate Tal Afar
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Iraqi security forces have begun an offensive to liberate the city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as part of a larger operation to drive ISIS out of Ninevah province and northern Iraq, Coalition officials said.
Aug. 19, 2017