Saudi King Lauds President Trump on Crushing ISIS in Mosul
Friday, the Trump White House that Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud congratulated US President Donald Trump for the victory over the Islamic State in Mosul.
“King Salman congratulated President Trump on the victory over ISIS in Mosul,” the administration said in a readout of the telephone conversation, which occurred while President Trump was returning to the US from Paris aboard Air Force One.
Last Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIS in Mosul after 9 months of fighting that included U.S. and coalition forces.
US Central Command said Friday that areas of Mosul still needed to have explosive devices cleared away, according to news reports.
Some ISIS fighters might still be in hiding, but Iraqi forces were now in firm control of Mosul.
“The 2 leaders discussed recent diplomatic efforts to resolve the dispute with Qatar and underscored the importance of following through on commitments from the Riyadh Summit,” the White House said.
President Trump met with Muslim leaders in Riyadh in May.
“In particular, the President emphasized the need to cut all funding for terrorism and discredit extremist ideology,” the White House said.
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