U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fire a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq on June 8, 2019. The Soldiers conducted a fire mission to disrupt known enemy positions.
The 75 nations and five international organizations that make up the Global Coalition remain resolved to ensure the lasting defeat of Daesh ... a Salafi jihadist militant group and former unrecognized proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi doctrine of Sunni Islam. Daesh is officially known as the Islamic State, which refers to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Syria).