When Donald Trump was campaigning to be President he made several promises to the American people, one of which was that he was going to “knock the hell out of ISIS.”
New findings have now been released that indicate that he has followed through on that promise as ISIS is in major decline across the globe, especially in the Middle East.
About 30 percent of the territory the American-led coalition has retaken from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria since 2014 has been liberated under U.S. President Donald Trump’s watch, a senior State Department official tells reporters.
In total, the U.S.-led coalition has re-conquered 27,000 square miles (about 78 percent) of the 35,000 square miles ISIS is believed to have controlled at its peak in Iraq and Syria in early 2015.
Brett McGurk, the State Department’s special envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, revealed on Friday that 8,000 square miles (about 30 percent) of the liberated territory has been cleared in the first six-months of President Trump’s administration.
ISIS still holds about 20 percent of the land it controlled at the beginning of 2015 when its so-called caliphate began to crumble.
Steps President Trump has taken, including delegating decision-making authority down from the White House to military officials on the battlefield, have fueled the U.S.-led coalition’s gains against ISIS jihadists, according to McGurk.
“Over the last six months, we have dramatically accelerated this campaign,” he told reporters, later adding, “Nearly 30 percent of all the territory that has been retaken from ISIS … has actually happened in the last six months.”
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Let’s hope President Trump eradicates ISIS from the face of the earth!