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ISIS Caliphate Is Gone, But Threat Remains, Dunford Says
July 27, 2019
— There can be no doubt that the strategy to drive ISIS from its so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq has succeeded, but that doesn't mean the struggle against the ideology is over, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Baghdad...
Statement by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on liberation of territory once held by ISIS
March 23, 2019
— Statement from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. on liberation of territory once held by ISIS:...
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...
Centcom Commander Briefs Senators on Regional Challenges
February 5, 2019
— No other region in the world is as dynamic, hopeful, challenging and dangerous as the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the Centcom commander told the Senate Armed Forces Committee...
Correction to the record
January 9, 2019
— A story posted online today by a U.S. media outlet incorrectly reported that Gen. Dunford told his Turkish counterpart during meetings in Ankara yesterday that U.S. observations posts in Syria would remain in place indefinitely...
Centcom Commander: Success in Defeating ISIS Lies With Coalition Partners, Allies
July 19, 2018
— Continued commitment from coalition partners in the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the promotion of regional security and stability set the conditions for a lasting victory, the commander of U.S. Central Command said...
Groups Such As ISIS Cannot Be Allowed To Exist, Mattis Says
June 8, 2018
— While Iraq has liberated all of its territory once captured and held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-led military campaign against the rogue organization continues in Syria, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said at a meeting of the defeat-ISIS coalition at NATO headquarters in Brussels...
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...