Trump said that the international coalition liberated from ISIS almost 100% of territory in Syria and Iraq

The international coalition liberated from the terrorists of the «Islamic state» almost all of the captured territory in Syria and Iraq. This was stated by the President of the United States Donald trump in a weekly video address, published on December 30 in YouTube.

«We have achieved historic progress in the fight against ISIS. At the moment, the coalition won almost 100% of the territories in Iraq and Syria, formerly under the control of these terrorists,» said trump.

The military conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and the militants of the «Islamic state».

In September 2014 operation against ISIS began, the international coalition led by the United States. In September 2015 to the conflict on the side of the government troops joined Russia. In March 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main Russian forces from the country, but the aviation group of the Russian Federation continued to strike blows to positions of forces opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

In early December, Moscow announced the liberation of Syria from ISIS militants, and Russian President ordered the withdrawal of troops from Syria.

13 December the US President, Donald trump declared victory over ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

22 December, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Putin’s order is made, and «invaluable combat experience in Syria» got more than 48 thousand Russian military.

Despite this, the high representative of the European Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini stressed that the military conflict in Syria cannot be considered complete.

The White house said that the United States is not planning to withdraw its troops from Syria.

On December 27 at the Pentagon said that Iraq and Syria remains about 1 thousand fighters of the «Islamic state».




Trump said that the international coalition liberated from ISIS almost 100% of territory in Syria and Iraq 31.12.2017

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