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U.S.-led coalition forces : 2017 was a momentous year for the U.S.-led coalition’s fight against ISIS, as the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve broke the group’s three-year stranglehold on Mosul, Iraq, and also liberated the group’s self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa, Syria.

“[ISIS] has no capital and no physical caliphate,” said Army Maj. Gen. James B. Jarrard, commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. “[ISIS] is running out of places to hide. [ISIS] terrorists are running away from our partners in the coalition.”

IRAQ

In 2014, ISIS swept across Syria and Iraq and declared the territory as the heart of it new caliphate, with a capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Iraqi security forces were at first overmatched and were backed up to Baghdad and Kurdistan. Iraq asked for help, and a coalition led by the United States formed against ISIS. Coalition forces helped train and equip Iraqi security forces, and they provided the air support needed to keep ISIS from making any further gains. Read more

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U.S.-led coalition forces : 2017 was a momentous year for the U.S.-led coalition’s fight against ISIS, as the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve broke the group’s three-year stranglehold on Mosul, Iraq, and also liberated the group’s self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa, Syria. 

“[ISIS] has no capital and no physical caliphate,” said Army Maj. Gen. James B. Jarrard, commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. “[ISIS] is running out of places to hide. [ISIS] terrorists are running away from our partners in the coalition.” 

IRAQ

In 2014, ISIS swept across Syria and Iraq and declared the territory as the heart of it new caliphate, with a capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Iraqi security forces were at first overmatched and were backed up to Baghdad and Kurdistan. Iraq asked for help, and a coalition led by the United States formed against ISIS. Coalition forces helped train and equip Iraqi security forces, and they provided the air support needed to keep ISIS from making any further gains.