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March 20, 2018

Task Force Lion Continues Partnership with Iraqi Forces Against ISIS

The U.S.-led coalition Task Force Lion, part of Operation Inherent Resolve, continues its efforts to support the Iraqi government in its fight against the remnant forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the task force’s commander said.

March 19, 2018

DoD Spokesman Urges Focus on Humanitarian Issues, Defeating ISIS in Syria

As the Syrian Democratic Forces continue to develop their defensive positions against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the middle Euphrates River valley, it’s important to stay focused on the key objectives, a Pentagon spokesman said.

March 19, 2018

10th Mountain Division Takes Command of OIR Ground Troops

The Army’s 10th Mountain Division assumed authority of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve from the Army’s 1st Armored Division during a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad.

March 16, 2018

NATO Trends Heading Up, Annual Report Shows

NATO has stepped up recrafting deterrence and defense, and the alliance’s annual report for 2017 shows that the trend lines for the alliance are up, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

March 16, 2018

Officials Report Details of Latest Defeat-ISIS Strikes in Syria, Iraq

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between March 9-15, conducting 23 strikes consisting of 37 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

March 16, 2018

U.S. Aircraft Crashes in Western Iraq

Combined Joint Task Force Inherent Resolve officials said that a U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter that crashed in western Iraq does not appear to be a result of enemy activity.

March 16, 2018

Mattis Meets With Bahraini Leaders

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Bahrain to discuss an already-strong defense relationship and the need for Gulf Cooperation Council unity.

March 15, 2018

Defense Official Says Russia ‘Complicit’ in Syrian Deaths

Russia has not lived up to its promises on Syria and bears responsibility for massive casualties of innocent civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

March 13, 2018

Defeat of ISIS ‘Within Our Grasp,’ Centcom Commander Says

The United States and its partners have made significant progress in Iraq and Syria, but investments are needed to ensure the gains endure, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.

March 12, 2018

Coalition Live-Fire Exercise Enhances Iraqi Combat Capabilities

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, in conjunction with the Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team, coordinated the first coalition live-fire exercise for the Iraqi forward air controller course at Besmaya Range, Iraq.

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