US-led coalition signals end of major anti-Daesh ops in Iraq

Baghdad, US-led coalition forces have closed the Baghdad headquarters of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Headquarters, signaling the end of major combat operations against Daesh terrorist group, Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in a press release on Monday.

An Iraqi official told Petra’s correspondent in Baghdad that after 4 years, with the participation of around 5,400 troops and the air force, the Joint Forces Land Component Command Headquarters is now closed.

“The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC) Headquarters was deactivated today at a ceremony in Baghdad, signifying the end of major combat operations against Daesh in Iraq and acknowledging the changing composition and responsibilities of the Coalition,” the release said.

The responsibilities of the CJFLCC to train, advise, assist and equip missions supporting the Iraqi Security Force are now consolidated into a single headquarters under CJTF-OIR command, the release pointed out.

Source: Jordan News Agency