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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.

March 9, 2018

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 20 strikes consisting of 30 engagements in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.

March 2, 2018

Officials Report Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS 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 1, 2018

Russian Implementation of Syria Cease-Fire Inadequate, DoD Spokesperson Says

The U.N. Security Council voted for an immediate 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria, but the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad continues attacking its citizens, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

Feb. 27, 2018

Centcom Undertaking Realignment to Meet Future Concerns

U.S. Central Command is undergoing an operational alignment and rebalancing effort to achieve three specific goals based on military progress against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Centcom's commander told the House Armed Services Committee.

Feb. 26, 2018

Iraqis Continue Security, Clearance Operations In Territory Once Held by ISIS

With U.S.-led coalition forces in a supporting role, Iraqi security forces continue security and clearance operations in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesman said.

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