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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

Iraqis Closing In on Strategic Mosul Bridge, DoD Spokesman Says

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, Pentagon press operations director Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said. 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

March 24, 2017 Update - In Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 45 engagements coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq against ISIS targets. Near Kisik, one strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a command and control node. Near Mosul, four strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units and an ISIS sniper team; destroyed 11 fighting positions, two rocket-propelled grenade systems, and an artillery system; damaged nine supply routes and a fighting position; and suppressed two ISIS tactical units and an ISIS mortar team. Near Rawah, five strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit; and destroyed two ISIS-held buildings, a weapons storage facility, and an ISIS headquarters. Near Sinjar, two strikes engaged a vehicle staging area and destroyed a VBIED facility. Near Tal Afar, one strike engaged a VBIED staging area.

Syria

March 24, 2017 Update - In Syria, Coalition military forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 44 engagements against ISIS targets. Near Ar Raqqah, 22 strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units; destroyed seven fighting positions, five vehicles, three IEDS, two tunnels, and a VBIED; damaged five supply routes and a bridge; and suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.

As of March 14, 2017, the U.S. and coalition have conducted a total of 18,948 strikes (11,356 Iraq / 7,592 Syria).

  • The U.S. has conducted 14,951 strikes in Iraq and Syria (7,722 Iraq / 7,229 Syria).
  • The rest of the coalition has conducted 3,997 strikes in Iraq and Syria (3,634 Iraq / 363 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 March 13, 2017, U.S. and partner-nation aircraft have flown an estimated 143,510 sorties in support of operations in Iraq and Syria.