The United States President, Mr Donald Trump on Saturday announced the total defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria territories.
Trump, in a statement issued by the White House Press Secretary Office, said ISIS had been defeated 100 per cent in its former controlled territories of Iraq and Syria, NAN reports.
“I am pleased to announce that, together with our partners in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, including the Iraqi Security Forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces, the United States has liberated all ISIS-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq – 100 Per cent of the ‘caliphate’.
“Just two years ago, ISIS controlled a vast amount of territory in both Iraq and Syria.
“Since then, we have retaken more than 20,000 square miles of land and liberated millions of Syrians and Iraqis from ISIS’s ‘caliphate’.
“ISIS’s loss of territory is further evidence of its false narrative, which tries to legitimise a record of savagery that includes brutal executions, the exploitation of children as soldiers, and the sexual abuse and murder of women and children.
“To all of the young people on the internet believing in ISIS’s Propaganda, you will be dead if you join. Think instead about having a great life,” Trump announced.
The United States leader noted that “while on occasion these cowards will resurface, they have lost all prestige and power”.
The president added that ISIS terrorists “are losers and will always be losers”.