28 Oct '14, 8pm

Pentagon Spokesman: Iraqi Forces Make Gains Against #ISIL

Pentagon Spokesman: Iraqi Forces Make Gains Against ISIL By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 – Iraqi security forces – including the Kurdish peshmerga – have been making incremental progress against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists inside Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said today. In the past day and a half, Iraqi forces have made gains in many parts of the country, Kirby said at a Pentagon news conference. “In central Iraq, [Iraqi security forces] operations to expand Iraqi control of territory beyond the Bayji oil refinery are making progress,” the admiral added. Iraqi forces also are advancing against ISIL in Amiriyah. With the assistance of coalition airstrikes, Kirby said, Iraqi forces have achieved success in countering ISIL fighters southwest of Baghdad as well. Regaining ground from ISI...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=123516

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