Tag Archives | Operation Inherent Resolve

Iraq Air Force resumes use of L-159 Strike Aircraft

By John Lee. The Iraqi Air Force has resumed tasking its Czech-made L-159 and Russian-made Su-25 strike aircraft again for operations during the quarter. According to a recent report from Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), the L-159's combat tasking is notable since it had not been used for operations in nearly 5 years. […]

Latest Report on Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)

By John Lee. The US has issued its latest report on Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the overseas contingency operation to advise, assist, and enable local partner forces until they can independently defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria, thereby setting conditions for the implementation of long-term security cooperation frameworks. The report covers the […]

Coalition departs Taji; transfers $347m Training Site

Coalition departs Taji, transfers $347 million enhanced training site Officials from Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve transferred the Coalition area of Camp Taji, Iraq, to Iraqi Security Forces in a ceremony Aug. 23, 2020. The transfer is a result of the Iraqi Security Forces' success in the ongoing campaign to defeat Daesh […]

Coalition Transfers Besmayah Base to ISF

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) conducted a ceremony with Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) to transfer the Coalition area of Besmayah Base, Iraq, July 25, 2020. Due to Iraqi Security Forces' success in the campaign against Daesh, the Coalition is adjusting its positioning and focus in Iraq. These military movements are long-planned […]

Coalition Forces Suspend anti-ISIS Ops

By John Lee. The US-led coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has announced the suspension of operations. In a statement, Operation Inherent Resolve said: "Our first priority is protecting all Coalition personnel committed to the defeat of Daesh. Repeated rocket attacks over the last two months by elements of Kata'ib Hezbollah […]

SOSi Wins $124m Deal at Camp Taji

By John Lee. SOS International LLC (SOSi), Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $124,248,732 modification (P00012) to contract W52P1J-19-C-0010 for base life support and security services at Camp Taji Green Zone, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. Work will be performed in Taji, Iraq, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, […]

Amnesty challenges Coalition Casualty Claims

By John Lee. Amnesty International has challenged a statement from the US-led Coalition in which it acknowledges at least 1,302 unintended civilian deaths during Operation Inherent Resolve. The organisation’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Donatella Rovera, said: “While all admissions of responsibility by the US-led Coalition for civilian casualties are welcome, the Coalition remains deeply in […]

NATO to Lead Military Training in Iraq

By John Lee. NATO is to take the lead in the ‘train the trainer’ mission to teach Iraqi military instructors to impart key skills. According to a press release from the Combined Joint Task Force (Operation Inherent Resolve), the project will involve such skills as countering improvised explosive devices, civil-military planning, armored vehicle maintenance, and […]

Joint Operations Command-Iraq Briefing

By Army Col. Jonathan Byrom (via Teleconference From Baghdad), 11th Dec 2018: STAFF: Good morning. We will begin our brief with a quick communication check. Sir, can you hear me? COLONEL JONATHAN BYROM: This is Colonel Byrom. I can hear you. STAFF: This brief should last approximately 45 minutes. We have Colonel Jonathan Byrom, Task […]

Coalition Effort Aims at Stability in Iraq, Syria

The coalition continues to help forces in both Iraq and Syria establish security and stability in areas that have known nothing but oppression since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reared its head five years ago, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said on Tuesday. Speaking to Pentagon reporters from Baghdad, Army Col. Sean […]

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported on Monday. Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of ISIS in […]

New Commander for Operation Inherent Resolve

Army Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve from Army Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, the III Armored Corps commanding general, today during a ceremony in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces partners and distinguished guests joined an audience including U.S. […]