Syria|n Democratic Forces "critical to destroying the physical caliphate-the operations that are goinf on right and it's critical to preventing the rise of ISIS 2.0" per @DeptofDefense Sec Mattis

Map. History of ISIS conflict

18 September 2018
3 month ago
Iraqi forces arrest 3 female ISIS members while they tried to cross border into Syria on foot. They are of Syrian and Egyptian nationalities. They were involved in the execution of Mosul women during ISIS occupation.
Toll from Baghdad blasts rises to 16 dead, 35 wounded
Libya- @USAfricaCommand statement on the "precision airstrike" near Bani Walid that killed 4 ISIS militants (without specifying names/roles) conducted in coordination with GNA
Two top ISIS commanders killed by SDF near village of Mircan in Deir al-Zour. #JazeeraStorm
Al-Arabiya correspondent: One dead and 17 wounded in double bombing in Baghdad's Sadr City
An explosion rocked Sadr City, east of Baghdad
Heavy blasts in Sadr city of Baghdad. Number of killed and wounded reported
Two explosions hit Baghdad; a number were killed and wounded
Syria|n Democratic Forces "critical to destroying the physical caliphate-the operations that are goinf on right and it's critical to preventing the rise of ISIS 2.0" per @DeptofDefense Sec Mattis
"We will no simply cast that organization aside" SecDef Mattis says of SDF "It is critical to defeating the ISIS caliphate now-because it is still not defeated"
SecDef praises deal with Turkey on Manbij, but US will not abandon SDF "We have got to find a way to work with Turkey's legitimate interests" per Mattis "At the same time, the SDF was the only organization at the time that was able to throw ISIS off track and defeat them in the field"
Offensive to root out remnants of ISIS in Syria "going well so far" SecDef James Mattis tells reporters en route to Brussels for @NATO talks "There's been progress made" says Mattis "Frankly, I anticipated more defenses and they have not been able to hold up"
Libya- photos from LNA video showing improvised detention facility they discovered in area captured in Derna. Unclear if the facility was used in the past by ISIS or MSCD
200 Arab fighters graduated from training and joined the ranks of SDF in al-Shaddadi.
OIR Spokesman: Clarification to previous tweet: We misstated the nature of the cooperation between Iraq and Turkey regarding military ops in Iraq. @CJTFOIR is not privy to political discussions between two nations and ask that queries regarding the issue be directed to the respective governments
Heavy Clashes between SDF and ISIS at Al-Jabour and Al-BoHassoun villages near Dashishah
SDF has advanced 8 Kms after taking Al-Fakka village
More international coalition support to SDF in Northern Syria .
Iraqi 5th Division and local police begin large operation in Hamrien region of north Diyala province to pursue ISIS cells. Currently no security forces in area and ISIS uses it as base to launch attacks against security and civilian targets.
Iraqi Forces begin large operation to pursue ISIS remnants southwest of Kirkuk city.
Iraqi Federal Police clash with ISIS in village in Hawija district of Kirkuk province. 1 ISIS killed, 3 captured and 3 tunnels destroyed.
SDF are advancing towards the town of al-Dushisha in the southern countryside of Hasakah.
Footage from SDF's Operation JazeeraStorm where al-Fakkah village was captured amid fierce fighting against ISIS.
Abd al-A'ati Ashtaiwy, a prominent commander of the Islamic State in Sirte, and 3 others were killed last night by a drone strike in a desert area to the east of Libya's Bani Walid.
Negotiations between southern FSA and Khalid ibn al-Walid Army/ISIS in Tsil town about ceasefire
PMF, Iraq Army 8th Division, and the Border Guards launched a series of rocket attacks targeting and killing ISIS attempting to infiltrate from direction of Baghouz. Episode took place last night and lasted until morning.
OIR Spokesman: Iraq Air Force strikes in Syria in support of #OperationROUNDUP, reflecting advanced Iraqi aviation and planning capability that continues to get better every day.
SDF is attacking ISIS from three fronts in Southeast Hasakah countryside
According to Sources,there are American,French,Italian ground forces participating in the SDF offensive against ISIS in Southeast Hasakah Governorate
SDF captures village of "al-Facka" from Daesh in Deir al-Zawr
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