The Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of State has published its quarterly report to the United States Congress on Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). The report summarizes the overseas contingency operation to defeat the Islamic State in designated areas of Iraq and Syria. This quarterly report covers the period of October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. In the report are details of key events that took place in Iraq and Syria in the last three months of 2022.
The report states that ISIS capabilities remained “significantly degraded”. ISIS has seen a steady removal of its leaders in Iraq and Syria; however, the group continues to spread its ideology and conduct attacks. The group continues to recruit for its organization. ISIS is also indoctrinating and recruiting children at the al-Hol dispaced persons camp in Syria.
IG Report on Operation Inherent Resolve, Department of State, February 2023, PDF, 116 pages.
Photo: Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service CTS, photo by PFC Anthony Zendejas, CJTF-OIR, Apri 4, 2018.