On January 19, 2017, it looked as if ISIS was in Iraq and Syria to stay. It controlled a huge expanse of territory, larger than Great Britain at its apogee, and Barack Hussein Obama’s feckless policies had created a situation that looked as if it would control that territory for decades to come. It took President Trump to confront and destroy this evil. Now ISIS has lost virtually all of its territory. It still remains an international jihad terror threat, but there is no denying that it has been drastically weakened. It takes strength, not the weakness of the left, to confront this magnitude of evil.
“Troops celebrate as US-backed force seizes IS camp in Syria,” by Philip Issa, Associated Press, March 19, 2019 (thanks to RN):
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group’s collapse after months of stiff resistance. A group of suspects involved in a January bombing that killed four Americans in northern Syria were among militants captured by the Kurdish-led forces.
The taking of the IS camp was a major advance but not the final defeat of the group in Baghouz, the last village held by the extremists where they have been holding out for weeks under siege, according to Mustafa Bali, the spokesman for the Kurdish-led force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. Still, fighters from the force were starting to celebrate anyway.
“I’m happy it’s over. Now I know my people are safe,” said a fighter who identified himself as Walid Raqqawi who fought in the camp Monday night. He said he is returning to his hometown of Raqqa to rest. Comrades from his unit sang and danced in celebration at an outpost in Baghouz, all saying they were looking forward to going home.
An unknown number of IS militants still clung to a tiny sliver of land trapped between the Euphrates River and the encampment now held by the SDF, officials in the force said….
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