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ISIS caliphate has been decimated: Donald Trump


WASHINGTON: ISIS has been decimated, US President Donald Trump has mentioned, including that sometime probably subsequent week, he will formally announce to have 100 percent of the caliphate.

The United States army, its Coalition companions and the Syrian Democratic Forces have liberated virtually all the territory in the past held through ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Trump mentioned on Wednesday.

"It should be formally announced sometime probably next week that we will have 100 percent of the caliphate. But I want to wait for the official word. I don't want to say it too early," Trump mentioned in his deal with to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

He mentioned the new method advanced through his administration, empowered US commanders in the field, enabled companions at the flooring, and directly faced ISIS's "wicked" ideology.

Over the previous two years, US and its companions have retaken greater than 20,000 sq. miles of land, he mentioned.

"We have secured one battlefield. And we've had victory after victory after victory, and retaken both Mosul and Raqqa. We have eliminated more than 60 mile high-value ISIS leaders," he mentioned.

"Now, they re-form; we know that. But they're having a hard time re-forming, and I wouldn't say it's a great job to have because of us. It's not exactly - hopefully will not be a sought-after occupation," he mentioned.

"More than a hundred other top ISIS officials have been eliminated, and tens of thousands of ISIS fighters are gone. They're gone," he stressed.

US and its world companions, he mentioned, have freed greater than 5 million civilians from the grip of these bloodthirsty killers.

"Thanks to the Global Coalition, including all of you here today, and to our other partners, the ISIS caliphate has been decimated. Nobody thought it was possible to do it this quickly," Trump mentioned.

Observing that the combat against terrorism was a shared struggle, Trump mentioned: "We do it together. If we don't do it together, it can never be the same. Everyone must do their part and contribute their fair share."

"We must also recognise that immigration security is national security, and that foreign fighters must not gain access into our nations," he mentioned.

Later in a statement, the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS/DAESH mentioned that the territorial defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria will mark an important milestone in the conflict against ISIS.

But this doesn't imply the campaign against ISIS is over, it mentioned.

Further engagement was needed in Iraq and Syria, where the terrorist crew remains to be resilient, it added.

ISIS's leadership, affiliates, and its supporters view its territorial losses in Iraq and Syria as a setback, now not as defeat, the statement mentioned.

In 2019, with the normal army effort against ISIS in Syria nearing fruits and shifting to a supporting fairly than a central function, the Coalition individuals will open a dialogue to devise the following phase of the campaign, it mentioned.


This may contain an effort to counter ISIS's reversion to insurgency in Syria and Iraq, the statement mentioned.


"The Coalition is determined to increase the pressure to disrupt ISIS's trans-regional network through increased information sharing and complementary efforts in counter-finance, strategic communication, law enforcement, the justice sector, and security for our homelands," the statement mentioned.


The assembly was attended through international ministers and representatives from greater than 70 nations.


Afghanistan was the one South Asian nation to be provide on this world coalition to defeat ISIS.


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