Despite President Biden’s remarks last week to the UN that the United States is at peace for the first time in 20 years, fighting continues against terrorism in the Middle East. 

The US-led coalition conducted several operations against Islamic State fighters and support cells recently, even as the administration is trying to move the American troops from a combat role to an advisory one in neighboring Iraq. 

According to Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, in the past few days the international coalition had conducted raids and other operations that killed three ISIS fighters and captured five others.

This stands in sharp contrast to the president’s comments to the United Nations General Assembly a week ago when he said that the U.S. is entering a new era of “relentless diplomacy” in the Middle East