Islamic State will be wiped out soon, Trump tells Australia, other allies

Islamic State will be wiped out soon, Trump tells Australia, other allies

Islamic State will be wiped out soon, Trump tells Australia, other allies

But key unreported details from the report paint a fuller picture of ISIS as a scourge that is latent in both Syria and Iraq and ready to metastasize anew.

'Thanks to the Global Coalition, including all of you here today and to our other partners, the ISIS caliphate has been decimated. He had said in December that the pullout would proceed quickly.

Iraqi political figures roundly criticized Trump in the wake of a Sunday interview on CBS' "Face the Nation". It also said that ISIS is likely to regain territory after the US leaves. After concerns from some Democrats, the Senate approved a change to the bill making it clear the amendment was not meant to be a declaration of war or authorization to use military force. "Although they are dispersed and disaggregated, they have the capability of coming back together if we don't".

The US has been leading a coalition to crush the Islamic State group which grabbed swathes of Syria and Iraq in 2014, and multiple offensives have since ousted the militants from all but a sliver of territory in eastern Syria.

The president said that he told his generals when he was in Iraq on Christmas Day to finish the job.

He said that after so many years of fighting in Afghanistan, now is the time "to at least try for peace", saying the Taliban wants the same. How long will it take once you get started?

"This is the next battle for our democracy, one where all eligible citizens can have their say about the vision we want for our country", Abrams said.


"This is what a lot of people don't understand", added Trump."We're going to keep watching, and we're going to keep seeing, and if there's trouble-if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things-we're going to know it before they do".

Trump was quick to clarify that reclaiming the territory won't necessarily ensure that the terrorist threat is totally eliminated. "They used the internet brilliantly but now it's not so brilliant and now the people on the Internet that used to look up to them and say how wonderful and brilliant they are [are] not thinking of them as being so brilliant because they've been decimated", he said.

"We are still ready to accept America's... repentance despite the fact that for years it has done injustice to us", he told foreign diplomats in Tehran during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution.

President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday that the Islamic State group will have lost by next week all the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria. "Now, as we work with our allies to destroy the remnants of ISIS, it is time to give our courageous warriors in Syria a warm welcome home", Trump said, using an acronym for the militant group.

Trump's decision to withdraw US forces from Syria has prompted some criticism at home from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, who fear Islamic State could regain its strength. His amendment calls for the U.S.to avoid any "precipitous withdrawal" from Syria and Afghanistan. The move has received bipartisan pushback from officials and politicians who have feared an ISIS resurgence and growing Iranian influence in the region, but Trump said there were only "remnants" of the group left and, while "remnants can be very risky", he looked forward to welcoming USA troops home.

He pledged, 'We're going to stay in the region we're going to be prepared to strike back at ISIS'.

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