FOX News: US military maintains strategy is working against ISIS in Iraq

Despite the recent setbacks in Iraq, the U.S. military command leading the fight against ISIS insists that its strategy is working and that the militants’ takeover of a key oil refinery and a government compound are fleeting gains feeding the militants’ propaganda machine.

"We believe across Iraq and Syria that Daesh is losing and remains on the defensive," said Marine Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley, chief of staff for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, the name of the international campaign fighting the Islamic State. “Daesh” is the Arabic acronym for the group that swept into Iraq from Syria last June and quickly overran much of Iraq’s north and west.

More News On The Fall Of Ramadi And The Growing U.S. Commitment To Assist Iraq

US plays down IS militants’ gains in Iraq -- AP
U.S. 'expedites' weapons shipments to Iraq in wake of ISIS advances -- CNN
U.S. to expedite military aid to Iraqi forces, Biden tells Abadi: White House -- Reuters
U.S. rushing new weapons to Iraq as Islamic State advances in Ramadi -- McClatchy News
U.S. weapons ‘expedited’ to Iraq amid ISIS advance -- Al Arabiya/AFP/Reuters
Isis drives Iraqi troops out of stronghold to strengthen its grip on Ramadi -- The Guardian
Islamic State Militants Make Gains in Key Iraq Province -- WSJ
Islamic State crisis: Iraq sends troops to Ramadi -- BBC
Iraq begins counter-offensive in Ramadi against Isis, assisted by 'painful' US airstrikes -- IBTimes
Pentagon: 'Tough fight' against Islamic State in Iraqi cities -- Washington Examiner

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