Iraq 0
23 January 2020

Explaining the scope of suspension of the D-ISIS coalition’s operations, a senior U.S. military official stated that “at… the general officer level, our engagements with our Iraqi counterparts are ongoing, and then down at the lower levels at those operational commands, our advisors that are on the ground in those areas are still maintaining regular contact with our Iraqi counterparts. We also do continue to fly intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets overhead”. The official further assessed that “most of the attacks against coalition forces in Iraq have come from elements of the Iranian threat network”, adding that “I see their activity against the coalition and frankly some of their activity in some parts of the country that are dominated by Sunni populations is really… one of the underlying conditions that needs to be addressed if we’re really going to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS”.

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