31 Aug '15, 2pm

#Iraq progresses in #ISIL fight; key extremist confirmed dead

WASHINGTON (August 28, 2015) — Progress continues across the battlespace in Iraq’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremists, the U.S. Central Command spokesman said today, noting that ISIL is prioritizing resources as they continue to lose fighters and leaders at a high rate. Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder told Pentagon reporters by teleconference that the ongoing fight against ISIL remains difficult and is expected to take a while to defeat it. “The Iraqis are dealing with some tough challenges in certain areas but they also continue to do a lot of the right things,” Ryder said. ISIL Operative Confirmed Killed in Airstrike CENTCOM has confirmed the death of ISIL operative Junaid Hussain, a British citizen who was killed by a U.S. airstrike Aug. 24 in the ISIL stronghold of Raqqah, Syria, the colonel said. “[Hussain] was involved in recruiting ISIL s...

Full article: http://www.centcom.mil/en/news/articles/iraq-progresses-i...

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