30 Apr '18, 2pm

We have, once again, ended major combat operations in Iraq.

The combined joint forces command responsible for land operations in Iraq deactivated Monday in Baghdad, signaling the end of major combat operations against the Islamic State in that country. Iraqi and coalition leaders attended the casing of the colors for the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command headquarters. The command, led by 10th Mountain Division commander Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt since March, transferred its authorities to the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. “Casing the CJFLCC colors is a symbolic gesture, honoring the perseverance and sacrifice of our coalition partners,” Piatt said in a statement. “Thanks to our partnered success, we are able to continue to support the government of Iraq under the command of CJTF-OIR.” Officials said the deactivation was a sign of the coalition’s commitment to reducing command structures as the coalit...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/land-component-command-deactivate...

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