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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley's Phone Call with Iraqi Joint Headquarters Chief of Staff, Staff Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Rasheed Yarallah
June 17, 2020
— Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Iraqi Joint Headquarters Chief of Staff, Staff Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Rasheed Yarallah today by phone. ...
Esper: Kataeb Hezbollah Will 'Likely Regret' Further Provocative Behavior
January 2, 2020
— U.S. forces in Iraq were attacked Dec. 27 near Kirkuk by Kataeb Hezbollah, a group with links to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force. The attack, which involved 31 rockets fired, killed one American civilian contractor and injured four American service members as well as two partners in the Iraqi security forces, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper said...
Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley’s Meeting with Iraqi Joint Headquarters Chief of Staff Gen. Othman Al-Ghanimi
November 27, 2019
— Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley met with Iraqi Joint Headquarters Chief of Staff Gen. Othman Al-Ghanimi today in Baghdad, Iraq. ...
Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley's Phone Call with Iraqi Joint Headquarters Chief of Staff Gen. Othman Al-Ghanimi
October 15, 2019
— Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. DeDe S. Halfhill provided the following Readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Iraqi Joint Headquarters Chief of Staff Gen. Othman Al-Ghanimi by telephone on Tuesday, 15 October...
Acting Secretary Pleased With Progress of Coalition to Defeat ISIS
February 15, 2019
— Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said he is pleased with the progress of the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and he reiterated America’s steadfast support for the effort...
Pentagon Officials Say Coalition Aims to Defeat ISIS’ Brand
January 11, 2018
— Pentagon officials said the physical caliphate of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is in pieces and operations against ISIS continue in the Euphrates River valley, but the ISIS “brand” remains to be defeated...
Pentagon Spokesman Details Progress in Defeating ISIS
January 8, 2018
— Coalition and partnered forces are building on progress in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the director of press operations at the Pentagon told reporters...
Mattis Says Operations Against ISIS Will Change in 2018
December 29, 2017
— The destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s physical caliphate will change the way the coalition will go after the terror group, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon...
Iraqi, Syrian Democratic Forces Destroy ISIS’ ‘Caliphate’
December 11, 2017
— While Iraqi security forces and Syrian Democratic Forces have destroyed the idea of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ‘Caliphate,’ much work remains to be done against the terror group, a Pentagon spokesman said...
Syrian Democratic Forces Liberate Raqqa
October 20, 2017
— Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported that the Syrian city of Raqqa has been liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the coalition’s Syrian Democratic Forces partners announced...