President Trump Says Almost 100 Per Cent Of Territory Regained From ISIS

"The coalition to defeat ISIS has retaken almost 100 percent of the territory once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria," President Trump said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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President Trump Says Almost 100 Per Cent Of Territory Regained From ISIS

President Trump said US-coalition forces won back almost 100 per cent of ISIS-occupied territory (File)

Davos:  US President Donald Trump said on Friday that US-backed coalition forces had won back almost 100 percent of territory occupied by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

"The coalition to defeat ISIS has retaken almost 100 percent of the territory once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria," President Trump said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

"There is still more fighting and work to be done and to consolidate our gains."

ISIS has been dealt a string of defeats across Iraq and Syria in recent months.

The US-led coalition said on Tuesday it had killed as many as 150 ISIS fighters in an operation in the middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria, where some remained entrenched.

It said the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed Arab-Kurdish alliance fighting ISIS, had assisted in target observation prior to the strike.

Kurdish ground forces have played a critical role in defeating ISIS.

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On Wednesday ISIS claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Save the Children's office in east Afghanistan that left at least two people dead and 14 others wounded.

"We are committed to ensuring that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists who want to commit mass murder to our civilian populations," President Trump added in his speech.

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