Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, the task force that was primarily engaged in the fight against ISIS has been given a new name as our focus in the region has shifted.
SOJTF-OIR was the forefront of an effort that saw many partner nations combine efforts to degrade ISIS capabilities for almost seven years.
The Pentagon has decided the body will be renamed Special Operations Joint Task Force – Levant and has granted expanded authority. Inherent Resolve was limited to operations in Iraq and Syria, but Levant will be allowed to practice in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan.
A spokesperson for US Special Operations Command Central said the purview expansion is a sign of the US’s strong commitment to long term stability in the region.