27 Apr '15, 4pm

#ISIL on defensive in #Iraq, CENTCOM spokesman says:

By Terri Moon Cronk, DoD News, Defense Media Activity Share WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 - U.S. Central Command officials believe the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist group is on the defensive in Iraq, CENTCOM spokesman Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder told reporters here Friday. In the second operational teleconference update on Operation Inherent Resolve in a week, Ryder said ISIL is no longer seizing large swaths of Iraq territory. "While initial reports may sometimes give the impression [ISIL is on the offensive], we see no evidence that they're able to do so," he said. Ryder said ISIL likely will conduct "limited scope attacks" to disrupt Iraqi security forces and hold onto territory, where possible, for propaganda purposes. "Recent events in Beiji and other areas have demonstrated that a key tactic employed by ISIL continues to be the use of propaganda to amp...

Full article: http://www.centcom.mil/en/news/articles/isil-on-defensive...

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