Monday, 22 April, 2019

Trump claims to have defeated ISIS caliphate in Syria, Iraq

ISIL Will Be Eliminated Tonight! Trump Declares. AFP ISIL Will Be Eliminated Tonight! Trump Declares. AFP
Jeannette Daniel | 21 March, 2019, 17:10

US President Donald Trump has confirmed that 400 US soldiers will remain in Syria indefinitely while once again promising a complete defeat of Islamic State terrorists there, specifying that it would be "by tonight".

The before/after picture shows what Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group used to control "on election day" back in 2016 and how it lost its territory since then.

Mr Trump said 400 members of the U.S. armed forces would remain in Syria indefinitely. "In fact, there's actually a tiny spot which will be gone by tonight".

"When I took it over, it was a mess".

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The final capture of the Baghouz enclave at the Iraqi border will mark the end of Daesh territorial rule that once spanned a third of Syria and Iraq after years of military campaigns by a range of worldwide and local forces. But even after Baghouz's fall, IS maintains a scattered presence and sleeper cells that threaten a continuing insurgency. On Tuesday, a spokesman for USA -backed forces fighting IS in Syria says his fighters are in control of an encampment in the village of Baghouz where IS militants have been besieged for months.

"Combing continues in the Baghouz camp", an SDF media official said, citing commanders of the operation on Thursday, after the Syrian Kurdish news outlet Hawar reported that the entire enclave had been captured and IS defeated. The battle for Baghuz has dragged on for weeks and the encampment had proven to be a major battleground, with tents covering foxholes and underground tunnels.

SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali posted on Twitter: "This is not a victory announcement, but a significant progress in the fight". The sheer number who emerged - almost 30,000 since early January, according to Kurdish officials - took the Syrian Democratic Forces by surprise. Black smoke could be seen rising from the village.

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