NEWS ALERT: President Trump declares victory over the Islamic State
US-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s (IS) last territory in Syria Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed “caliphate.” But, the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells around the world.
An offshoot of al Qaeda, IS took large regions of Iraq and Syria from Y 2014 under The Hussein Obama Administration, imposing a reign of terror with public beheading and attacks by supporters abroad. Recall Mr. Hussein Obama styles IS as the ‘junior varsity’.
“We announce today the destruction of the so-called Islamic State organization and the end of its ground control in its last pocket in Baghouz,” Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) General Commander Mazloum Abdi told a victory ceremony.
SDF fighters, who besieged Baghouz for weeks while planes pounded from above, paraded in memory of 11,000 comrades killed in years of fighting against IS.
A band played the American national anthem, God Bless America!
Despite the euphoria, some shooting and mortar fire continued Saturday morning,. And General Abdi warned the campaign against the militant’s more hidden threats must continue.
Some IS fighters still hold out in Syria’s remote central desert, and in Iraqi cities they have slipped into the shadows, staging shootings or kidnappings.
The United States believes the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is in Iraq. Last seen he stood at the pulpit of the medieval mosque in Mosul in Y 2014 to declare himself Caliph, sovereign over all Muslims.
President Trump promised to defeat ISIS, Saturday he declared victory over the Islamic State
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