April 23, 2017
Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq
SOUTHWEST ASIA —
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 22, 2017
Officials Provide Details of Latest Counter-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq
April 21, 2017
Taliban Attack Targets Afghan Government Personnel
A U.S. Central Command spokesman said a Taliban attack on a mosque and a dining facility at Camp Shaheen outside Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan has killed “probably more than 50” friendly Afghan forces and civilians.
April 19, 2017
Iraqi Forces Close to Liberating Western Mosul, OIR Official Says
Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander, said Iraqi forces are close to taking western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
April 18, 2017
Houthis Firing Iranian-Supplied Missiles into Saudi Arabia, Mattis Says
The United States and its allies and partners hope a U.N. team will negotiate an end to the conflict in Yemen, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Saudi Arabia.
April 13, 2017
Misdirected Strike Results in Partnered Force Casualties
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A coalition airstrike in support of partnered forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria south of Tabqah, Syria, resulted in the deaths of 18 Syrian Democratic Forces personnel, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.
April 11, 2017
Mattis: ‘No Doubt’ Syrian Regime Responsible for Chemical Attacks on Citizens
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he personally reviewed the intelligence on the Syrian regime’s chemical attack, and in response, the U.S. government began a deliberate process to recommend diplomatic and military options to the president.
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.
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.