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Operation Inherent Resolve - Targeted Operations Against ISIS Terrorists

U.S. Central Command's Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve continues to work by, with and through regional partners to militarily defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, in order to enable whole-of-coalition governmental actions to increase regional stability.

The commander of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve reported progress and success in both Iraq and Syria to bring a lasting defeat to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Raqqa, Mosul Battles Continue

Iraqi Forces Close to Liberating Western Mosul, Inherent Resolve 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. Story

Centcom Commander Visits Area of Responsibility

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Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, visiting the site of exercise Eager Lion 2016 in Zarqa, Jordan.

Eager Lion Exercise Highlights U.S.-Jordan Force Integration, Centcom Commander Says

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, traveled to Jordan to observe the Eager Lion 2016 exercise that's Centcom's largest military exercise in its area of responsibility. Story

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, shaking the hands of Australian and New Zealand service members.

Centcom Commander Visits Iraq and Syria

Over the past two days, during Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel's latest trip to the Middle East, the U.S. Central Command chief met in Iraq and Syria with coalition members, other partners, senior commanders and military leaders to discuss operations and continued collaboration there. Story


About the Commander

Profile photo of Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel attended the U.S. Military Academy and was commissioned in 1980 as an infantry officer. His initial assignment was to the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, where he served as a rifle platoon leader, executive officer, battalion adjutant and rifle company commander. His career then took him around the world, including stops in Italy, New York, Iraq and Afghanistan. Before taking over as Centcom commander, Votel also commanded the 75th Ranger Regiment and U.S. Special Operations Command. Biography

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Strikes in Iraq and Syria

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Iraq

April 24, 2017 Update - In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted seven strikes consisting of 49 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Rawah, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed an ISIS staging area. Near Mosul, six strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units; destroyed 11 fighting positions, eight heavy machine guns, four rocket-propelled grenade systems, two ISIS-held buildings, one ISIS-held bridge, and a VBIED; damaged 14 ISIS supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed four rocket teams, three mortar teams, and an ISIS tactical unit.

Syria

April 24, 2017 Update - In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 48 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed three ISIS well heads. Near Palmyra, two strikes destroyed four fighting positions and two ISIS shipping containers. Near Raqqah, seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed three fighting positions, a heavy machine gun, a tactical vehicle, and an ISIS well head. Near Tabqah, 12 strikes engaged 10 ISIS tactical units and destroyed 12 fighting positions, one tactical vehicle, one ISIS vehicle, one heavy machine gun, and a command and control node.

As of April 13, 2017, the U.S. and coalition have conducted a total of 19,607 strikes (11,573 Iraq / 8,034 Syria).

  • The U.S. has conducted 15,530 strikes in Iraq and Syria (7,869 Iraq / 7,661 Syria).
  • The rest of the coalition has conducted 4,072 strikes in Iraq and Syria (3,704 Iraq / 373 Syria).

The countries that have participated in the strikes include:

  • In Iraq: (1) Australia, (2) Belgium, (3) Canada, (4) Denmark, (5) France, (6) Jordan, (7) The Netherlands, and (8) UK
  • In Syria: (1) Australia, (2) Bahrain, (3) Canada, (4) Denmark, (5) France, (6) Jordan, (7) The Netherlands, (8) Saudi Arabia, (9) Turkey (10) UAE and (11) UK

Between Aug. 8, 2014, and April 3, 2017, U.S. and partner-nation aircraft have flown 146,327 sorties in support of operations in Iraq and Syria.

Cost of Operations

As of February 28, 2017, the total cost of operations related to ISIL since kinetic operations started on August 8, 2014, is $11.9 billion and the average daily cost is $12.8 million for 936 days of operations.
A further breakdown of cost associated with the operations is here.

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Top News: Iraq, Syria Make Key Strides Against ISIL

Targets Damaged/Destroyed as of Sept. 26, 2016

Operation Inherent Resolve Targets Damaged/Destroyed: Tanks: 164; HMMWV's: 388; Staging Areas: 2,050; Buildings: 7,984; Fighting Positions: 8,638; Oil Infrastructure: 2,638;  Other Targets: 10,074; TOTAL: 31,900

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Mattis Reinforces U.S.-Qatari Strategic Partnership

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Qatari leaders in Doha, to reinforce the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership. Story

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS 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. Story

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 36 strikes consisting of 74 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Story

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Iraq and Syria: ISIS’ Areas of Influence, August 2014 Through November 2016

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Pentagon Spokesman: Secretary Remains Committed to Lasting Defeat of ISIL

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