The United States launched Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in 2014 to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and to set the conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability. The strategy to defeat ISIS includes military operations, as well as support for local security forces, diplomacy, governance, humanitarian assistance, and stabilization programs. This report marks the 20th quarterly report on OIR and covers the period of October 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. The report also covers some of the significant events that took place in Iraq in early January 2020 following the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force.
"OIR In Brief" summarizes the quarter's key events and oversight of the U.S. mission to train, advise, and assist local partners to improve regional stability.