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April 5, 2017

Official: Stopping Foreign Fighter Flow to ISIS Requires Collaboration

Intelligence sharing and strategic patience are key to countering the flow of foreign terrorist fighters supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Directorate for Strategic Operational Planning said.

April 3, 2017

U.S. Airstrikes Hit Terrorists in Yemen

A Pentagon spokesman said the U.S. military conducted airstrikes over eastern Yemen during the weekend, targeting the sites of extremist group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

April 3, 2017

ISIS Bomb Caused Mosul Civilian Casualties, Iraqi Officials Say

The blast of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria vehicle-borne explosive device on March 17 in Mosul is what Iraqi officials believe killed 61 civilians, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

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.

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