Donald Trump Expects "100 Per Cent" Of ISIS Defeated Next Week

Trump said that the United States would remain "very, very tough" and encouraged efforts, including financial support, from other countries.

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Donald Trump Expects '100 Per Cent' Of ISIS Defeated Next Week

Trump spoke on the future of the battle against ISIS after his sudden decision to order US pullout.


Washington: 

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he expected the ISIS to lose all remaining territory in Syria in a week as he pledged to stay focused on fighting the extremists.

Trump spoke to an international conference in Washington on the future of the battle against the group, also known as ISIS, after the US leader's sudden decision in December to order the pullout of all 2,000 US troops as he declared victory.

"The United States military, our coalition partners and the Syrian Democratic Forces have liberated virtually all of the territory previously held by ISIS in Syria and Iraq," Trump told senior officials from more than 70 countries meeting at the State Department.

"It should be formally announced sometime next week that we will have 100 percent of the caliphate," he said.

Trump said that the United States would remain "very, very tough" and encouraged efforts, including financial support, from other countries.

"Remnants -- that's all they have, remnants -- but remnants can be very dangerous," he said.

"Rest assured, we'll do what it takes to defeat every ounce and every last person within the ISIS madness and defend our people from radical Islamic terrorism," he said.



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