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Pentagon Officials Describe Syria Strikes, Hope Assad Gets Message
April 14, 2018
— U.S., British and French service members launched attacks that severely degraded the Syrian chemical arsenal and sent a message to Syrian leader Bashir Assad to stop using chemical weapons against his people...
ISIS ‘Caliphate’ Defeat is Near, Top Pentagon Officials Say
April 5, 2018
— The defeat of the “caliphate” that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed in Syria is near, top Defense Department officials said at the Pentagon...
Defense Official Says Russia ‘Complicit’ in Syrian Deaths
March 15, 2018
— Russia has not lived up to its promises on Syria and bears responsibility for massive casualties of innocent civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said...
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...
Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Phone Call with Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Gerasimov
January 11, 2018
— Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., spoke with Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov by telephone yesterday. The conversation focused on issues of mutual interest, to include the situation in Syria. ...
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...
Raqqa Close to Liberation as ISIS ‘Caliphate’ Crumbles
October 19, 2017
— The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's so-called caliphate in the Middle East is on its last legs, and indigenous troops aided by coalition capabilities are taking the battle to the terror group worldwide, the chief Pentagon spokesperson told reporters...