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US Central Command Chief discusses Post-IS Iraq

Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, discusses stabilizing Iraq and Syria post-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria at the U.S. Institute of Peace conference panel in Washington: (Source: US Dept of Defense)

General Highlights Airpower in Fight Against ISIS

Airpower has been a key factor as Operation Inherent Resolve continues to achieve milestones in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a senior OIR officer told Pentagon reporters via satellite from Baghdad today. “Coalition airpower in support of the Iraqi security forces has been extremely successful in the destruction of ISIS […]

Coalition Continues Partnership with Iraq Against ISIS

A U.S.-led coalition task force named Task Force Lion, part of Operation Inherent Resolve, is continuing 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 told reporters at the Pentagon today via satellite from Iraq. Task Force Lion’s […]

Latest Strikes Against ISIS 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 Feb. 23-March 1, conducting 23 strikes consisting of 35 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Strikes in Syria Yesterday in Syria, coalition military […]

Iraqis Continue Security and Clearance Operations

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, the director of Pentagon Press Operations, Army Col. Robert Manning told reporters today. “In Baghdad, [Iraqi] […]

Iraq’s Lack of Water “is a Foreign Policy Problem”

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Mustafa Habib. Iraq’s Lack Of Water Is A Foreign Policy Problem, Ministers Say Once it was the extremists who held Iraq’s water to ransom. Now it is tribes in […]

Tribal Disputes Flare in over Water Scarcity

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Tribal disputes flare in southern Iraq over water scarcity Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave instructions on Feb. 11 to stop the encroachment upon water quotas and increase the […]

Details of 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 Feb. 9-15, conducting 43 strikes consisting of 63 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Strikes in Syria Yesterday in Syria, coalition military […]

Progress To Defeat ISIS Continues

Significant progress in the fight to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has resulted in a shift in focus to sustaining military gains in Iraq to ensure a lasting defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists, The commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command told Pentagon reporters today. An Air Force […]

Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team established in Iraq

U.S. Air Forces Central Command, in coordination with Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, stood up a Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team in Iraq Feb. 1. This standup will help to develop an Iraqi aviation enterprise capable of safeguarding the country from ISIS and its affiliates. The CAATT, in partnership with the […]

Coalition Announces Shift in Focus as Iraq Campaign Progresses

Enabled by accelerated successes following the liberation of Mosul, the coalition will shift its focus in Iraq from enabling combat operations to sustaining military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. “The coalition will tailor our forces in consultation with our Iraqi partners […]