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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 28, 2017

Inherent Resolve Commander Addresses Reports of Mosul Civilian Casualties

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, said that there are a lot of conflicting reports about what brought down a building or buildings that caused civilian casualties in Mosul, Iraq, on March 17.

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 20, 2017

Iraqis Closing In On Symbolic Mosque, Strategic Bridge

Iraqi forces are advancing into the old city of Mosul as they move closer to the Iron Bridge that will take them to the modern city center, a Pentagon spokesman said.

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 17, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman: Dozens of Terrorists Believed Killed in U.S. Strike in Syria

A Pentagon spokesman said military officials believe dozens of core al-Qaida leaders were killed in a U.S. strike in Jinah, Syria, and that a nearby mosque was not targeted.

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.

March 15, 2017

OIR Spokesman: Iraqi Forces Remain Resolute in Counter-ISIS Fight

Air Force Col. John Dorrian, Inherent Resolve spokesman, said the Iraqis are holding firm in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, despite the enemy firing indiscriminately into civilian areas and using civilians as human shields.

March 9, 2017

Iran Poses Threat to Centcom’s Area of Responsibility, Votel Says

Iran poses the most significant threat to U.S. Central Command's complex area of responsibility, Centcom commander Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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