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Entire territory of Syria, Iraq now liberated from Islamic State - Trump

March 24, 0:06 UTC+3

An Islamic State militant flag lies in a tent encampment after the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took control of Baghuz, the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria on Saturday, March 23 © AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo

WASHINGTON, March 23. /TASS/. The United States and its partners in the international anti-terrorist coalition have liberated the entire territory of Syria and Iraq from the Islamic State terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), US President Donald Trump said in a statement released by the White House on Saturday.

"I am pleased to announce that, together with our partners in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, including the Iraqi Security Forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, the United States has liberated all ISIS-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq 100% of the ‘caliphate,’" Trump said.

According to the US leader, just two years ago, terrorists "controlled a vast amount of territory in both Iraq and Syria."

"Since then, we have retaken more than 20,000 square miles of land and liberated millions of Syrians and Iraqis from ISIS’s ‘caliphate,’" the president added.

Trump also made an address to young people supporting Islamic State.

"You will be dead if you join. Think instead about having a great life," he warned.

The US president went on to say that his country would "remain vigilant against ISIS" and will keep fighting the Islamic State terrorists until they are finally defeated wherever they operate.

"We will continue to work with our partners and allies to totally crush Radical Islamic Terrorists," he said.

Commenting on the statement, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (NSA) John Bolton said in a Twitter post: "The U.S. will continue to closely monitor the remnants of ISIS and continue to work alongside our Coalition partners to prevent any resurgence."

Earlier, the international anti-terrorist coalition announced it had crushed the remnants of the ISIS "caliphate" in the village of Baghuz on the border with Iraq.

Coalition’s statement

The US-led international coalition said in a statement on Saturday that since the launch of the Inherent Resolve operation in 2014, the coalition and partner forces (74 nations and five international organizations) have liberated nearly 110,000 square kilometers (42,471 square miles) from the Islamic State. "As a result, 7.7 million people no longer live under Daesh oppression," the document reads.

"Make no mistake, Daesh is preserving their force," said US Army Lt. Gen. Paul LaCamera, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve commanding general. "They have made calculated decisions to preserve what is left of their dwindling personnel and capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas. They are waiting for the right time to reemerge."

"Many civilians evacuated from Baghuz Faqwani are family members of Daesh terrorists and they willingly subscribed to Daesh's radical ideology. These family members will not easily abandon their ideology. Their reintegration into society will require a collective effort from the coalition and international community to help eliminate conditions that would allow Daesh to reemerge," said LaCamera.

The US general added that the coalition will keep supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces in rebuilding the region and defeating the Islamic State and its ideology.

R ~ Is this the concept of snatching victory from defeat? I cannot imagine that Trump does not know that Syria and every other intervention by the 'Coalition' has been disaster after disaster. Other than short term territorial gains during which as much oil and artifact looting goes on it's defeat.

Defeat after defeat as a matter of fact. That and blood, death and carnage. So why is he making these absurd claims in stead of acknowledging defeat, attributing that defeat to those who have been swamp creatures and that he has raised up with titles and powers they ought not to have. If this is 'the plan' then we have a problem since Trump is giving away Jerusalem and now all of the Golan Heights. These were issues in abeyance, on the shelf so to speak, and gained America absolutely nothing except yet further money for Israel.

We have gone over two years and we have a man that offers no directions toward what was promised in his campaign. North Korea was of the same nature - a non issue that he made an issue out of. he just keeps tossing everything into the soup. Now add Venezuela. In his favor he has not acted by force as promised in his belligerent speeches. If I have even a smidgen of hope it is in that lack of action under a blizzard of rhetoric, mostly false and all extremely deceptive.

Russia and Syria have done the job Trump claims to have done. they have done the job in spite of the entire deep state and it's (((head))) throwing every bit of stolen money into the job of unseating Assad and devastating the country from end to end, with atrocities of all kinds committed by this USG proxy, financed by a coalition of psychopaths, psychopaths acting in our name.
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