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Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve

One Mission, Many Nations.

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.

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President Donald J. Trump announced combined U.S., French and British forces launched precision strikes April 13, 2018, against chemical weapons capabilities in Syria to deter Syrian leader Bashar Assad from using banned chemical weapons.

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Airstrike Updates
As of Aug. 9, 2017, the Coalition has conducted 13,331 strikes in Iraq, and 11,235 strikes in Syria, for a total of 24,566 strikes total in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Cost of Operations
As of June 30, 2017, the total cost of operations related to ISIS since kinetic operations started on Aug. 8, 2014, is $14.3 billion and the average daily cost is $13.6 million for 1,058 days of operations.

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ISIS Areas of Influence

Iraq and Syria: May 2017 (Source: theglobalcoalition.org)

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Iraq and Syria: ISIS Areas of Influence May 2017
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Inherent Resolve Spokesman Briefs Reporters
DoD News
Sept. 28, 2017 | 35:53
Army Col. Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, speaks to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad to provide an update on operations to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Sept. 28, 2017.

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