President Donald Trump was chastised by the mainstream media for declaring peace in Syria, claiming the ISIS threat is finished, and announcing that troops would come home late last year.
After historic victories against ISIS, it’s time to bring our great young people home! pic.twitter.com/xoNjFzQFTp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2018
Although Trump’s signature hyperbole may have overstated the progress made against ISIS, the Islamic threat is clearly on the run. A US-backed Kurdish force is closer than ever to repelling ISIS out of Syria completely after achieving a massive victory resulting in the surrender of 200 militants.
Çiyager Amed, a Syrian Democratic Forces official, confirmed to the Associated Press that ISIS fighters who were holed up in Baghouz surrendered last week. Baghouz is the last remaining ISIS stronghold in all of Syria consisting of mostly foreigners including Iraqis with very few civilians remaining in the city.
Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the SDF, announced that hundreds of women and children left the ISIS enclave into safety, but the threat is not eradicated quite yet. Although the remaining ISIS fighters are few, their elite fighters remain, and they are more than willing to take human shields to maintain what little power they have left.
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